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Hermione Gingold

Biography

Stage and display screen actress who’s best remembered on her behalf shows in the Broadway musicals John Murray Anderson’s Almanac and JUST A LITTLE Evening Music. Her function in the last mentioned creation gained her a 1973 Tony nomination for Featured Celebrity within a Musical. She produced her stage debut within a 1908 creation called Pinkie as well as the Fairies. She was honored using a Golden World Award for Greatest Supporting Actress on her behalf function in the 1958 film edition of Gigi. She wedded second hubby Eric Maschwitz in 1926; the few divorced 2 decades afterwards. She and Shirley Jones both made an appearance in the 1962 film edition from the Music Man.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth December 9, 1897
Died May 24, 1987, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth London, England
Profession Stage Actress
Nationality English
Spouse Eric Maschwitz, Michael Joseph
Children Stephen Joseph, Leslie Joseph
Parents Kate Gingold, James Gingold
Awards Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Grammy Award for Best Album for Children
Nominations Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Movies Gigi, The Music Man, Bell, Book and Candle, Around the World in 80 Days, Munster, Go Home!, Gay Purr-ee, The Naked Edge, Promise Her Anything, Garbo Talks, Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon, I'd Rather Be Rich, A Little Night Music, The Pickwick Papers, Cosh Boy, Harvey Middleman, Fireman, Our Girl Friday, Tubby the Tuba, The World of Henry Orient, The Butler's Dilemma, How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days, Banyon
TV Shows One Minute Please
Star Sign Sagittarius

  • Facts
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#Fact
1 For her work in Gigi (1958), she's one of only 4 actresses to win the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a motion picture without receiving an Oscar nomination for the same performance. The other 3 are, in chronological order: Katy Jurado in High Noon (1952), Karen Black in The Great Gatsby (1974) and Katharine Ross in Voyage of the Damned (1976).
2 She appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) and Gigi (1958).
3 One of the many celebrities who feuded with controversial gossip columnist Dorothy Kilgallen. In fact, one night Gingold appeared on The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957) to be interviewed by Paar, who also was feuding with Kilgallen. When she walked out on stage she was carrying a picture of Kilgallen with a toilet seat as a frame.
4 In her appearance on Merv Griffins late night show circa 1971, she came on after Zsa Zsa Gabor and Charro. These two had been cat-fighting for most of the show. Hermione strode out carrying her toy terrier and said in stentorian tones, "You don't mind if I bring out another b---h, do you?".
5 Was nominated for Broadway's 1973 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for "A Little Night Music," a role she recreated in the film version of the same name, A Little Night Music (1977).
6 Children from first marriage: sons Leslie and Stephen.
7 Originally a dramatic actress with a coloratura soprano singing voice, her throaty purr developed and deepened as a result of vocal nodules, which her mother insisted she not remove.
8 Interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, USA, in the Great Mausoleum.
9 Perhaps best remembered as the retired courtesan in "Gigi" in which she dueted "I Remember it Well" with Maurice Chevalier. She won theatre's Donaldson Award for "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" in 1954.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Garbo Talks 1984 Elizabeth Rennick
How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days 1983 TV Movie Miss Sandwich
Hotel 1983 TV Series Felicity
ABC Afterschool Specials 1982 TV Series Pincus
Trapper John, M.D. 1981 TV Series Nanny Millie Winthrop
Simple Gifts 1977 TV Movie Narrator (segment "The Great Frost") (voice)
A Little Night Music 1977 Mme. Armfeldt
Tubby the Tuba 1975 Miss Squeek (voice)
The Special London Bridge Special 1972 TV Movie The Lady Bus Conductor
Banyon 1971 TV Series Peggy Revere
Love, American Style 1971 TV Series Jane (segment "Love and the Heist")
The Name of the Game 1970 TV Series Vivian Forsyte
Ironside 1970 TV Series Ernestine Mugford
Winter of the Witch 1969 TV Short Witch
It Takes a Thief 1968 TV Series Duchess Christina
Those Fantastic Flying Fools 1967 Angelica
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. 1967 TV Series Major Stella Irosian
Before the Fringe 1967 TV Series
Munster, Go Home! 1966 Lady Effigie Munster
Promise Her Anything 1966 Mrs. Luce
Comedy Playhouse 1965 TV Series Betsy Mae Meadows
Harvey Middleman, Fireman 1965 Mrs. Koogleman
The Itch 1965 Short Woman (voice, uncredited)
I'd Rather Be Rich 1964 Miss Grimshaw
The World of Henry Orient 1964 scenes deleted
A Cry of Angels 1963 TV Movie Caroline
Gay Purr-ee 1962 Mme. Rubens-Chatte (voice)
The Music Man 1962 Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn
The Naked Edge 1961 Lilly Harris
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1960 TV Series Miss Hope
Art Carney Special 1959 TV Series
Bell Book and Candle 1958 Bianca de Passe
Gigi 1958 Madame Alvarez
Matinee Theatre 1957 TV Series Lady Bracknell
Around the World in Eighty Days 1956 Sporting Lady
The Elgin Hour 1955 TV Series Alice
The Adventures of Sadie 1953 Spinster
The Slasher 1953 Queenie
The Pickwick Papers 1952 Miss Tompkins
The Spring Revue 1948 TV Movie
The Butler's Dilemma 1943 Aunt Sophie
The Cate Revue 1939 TV Movie
Meet Mr. Penny 1938 Mrs. Wilson
Merry Comes to Town 1937 Ida Witherspoon
Someone at the Door 1936 Lizzie Appleby (uncredited)
Dance Pretty Lady 1931 uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Little Night Music 1977 performer: "A Weekend in the Country"
That's Entertainment, Part II 1976 Documentary performer: "I Remember It Well" 1958 - uncredited
The Special London Bridge Special 1972 TV Movie performer: "London Town"
The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: An Afternoon with Frank Sinatra 1959 TV Special performer: "Comes Love", "Puttin' on the Ritz", "Love Is Sweeping the Country" - uncredited
Gigi 1958 performer: "The Night They Invented Champagne", "I Remember It Well" - uncredited
The Elgin Hour 1955 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Before the Fringe 1967 TV Series

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: An Afternoon with Frank Sinatra 1959 TV Special Herself - Singer
The Ben Hecht Show 1958 TV Series Herself - Actress / Comedienne
The Garry Moore Show 1958 TV Series Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1954-1958 TV Series Herself
The George Gobel Show 1958 TV Series Herself
Shower of Stars 1958 TV Series Herself
Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z 1957 TV Series Herself
Home 1956 TV Series Herself
The Robert Q. Lewis Show 1956 TV Series Herself
Person to Person 1956 TV Series documentary Herself
One Minute Please 1954 TV Series Herself / panelist
All Star Revue 1951 TV Series Herself - Guest Actress
The Merv Griffin Show 1962-1980 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Good Morning America 1977 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1962-1977 TV Series Herself - Comedienne / Herself - Actress
Looks Familiar 1976 TV Series Herself - Guest
Celebrity Cooks 1975 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Squares 1975 TV Series Herself
Day at Night 1974 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 27th Annual Tony Awards 1973 TV Special Herself
The Virginia Graham Show 1971 TV Series Herself
Personality 1968 TV Series Herself
The Hollywood Squares 1967-1968 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Girl Talk 1963-1968 TV Series Herself
The Woody Woodbury Show 1967 TV Series Herself
The Eamonn Andrews Show 1965-1966 TV Series Herself
The New London Palladium Show 1965 TV Series
The Jack Paar Program 1965 TV Series Herself
The Price Is Right 1965 TV Series Herself
Juke Box Jury 1965 TV Series Herself - Panellist
Get the Message 1964 TV Series Herself
What's My Line? 1959-1963 TV Series Herself - Mystery Guest
Talent Scouts 1962-1963 TV Series Herself
The Irv Kupcinet Show 1963 TV Series Herself
I've Got a Secret 1959-1963 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1957-1962 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Herself - Actress / Herself - Comedienne
The 16th Annual Tony Awards 1962 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The DuPont Show of the Week 1962 TV Series Herself - Co-Host
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Herself
The Arthur Murray Party 1960 TV Series Herself
Startime 1960 TV Series Herself
The Frances Langford Show 1960 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself
Svengoolie 2012 TV Series Lady Effigie Munster
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
Biography 2000-2003 TV Series documentary Lady Effigie Munster
That's Entertainment, Part II 1976 Documentary Clip from 'Gigi'
That's Entertainment! 1974 Clip from 'Gigi' (uncredited)
The Dick Cavett Show 1971 TV Series Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1961 TV Series Maman in 'Gigi'

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1977 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Recording for Children · Karl Böhm (Conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)
1959 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actress Gigi (1958)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1963 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actress The Music Man (1962)
1959 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Musical Performance Gigi (1958)


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#Quote
1 I had all the schooling any actress needs. I learned enough to sign contracts.
2 [on auditioning for "A Little Night Music"] "I'd played for royalty, but Steve Sondheim and Hal Prince were too much for me. The only one who frightened me more was Noël Coward."
3 "The nearest my mother ever got to telling me the facts of life was the day she called me to her room and said she had something important to tell me. After a good deal of embarassed coughing she spluttered, 'Don't ever sit down on a strange lavatory seat'".
4 Fighting is essentially a masculine idea; a woman's weapon is her tongue.
5 Really, sex and laughter do go very well together, and I wondered - and I still do - which is more important.
6 (humorously comparing - in a stage revue - Sir Donald Wolfit's old-fashioned and somewhat stereotypical performance as Richard III with Laurence Olivier's): "Olivier is a tour-de-force, and Wolfit is forced to tour".

#Trademark
1 Deepening voice
2 Sharp nose and chin

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