Hermione Gingold

Birthday: Dec 9, 1897
Birthplace: Not Available
On stage from the age of 10 (in a production of Pinkie and the Fairies), British actress Hermione Gingold studied for her craft under famed instructor Rosinna Filippi. Gingold's subsequent stage career was almost exclusively devoted to the classics, particularly Shakespeare. Nearing 40, Gingold switched professional gears to become a singing comedienne, appearing in such West End revues as Sweet and Low, Sweeter and Lower and Sweetest and Lowest. Appearing on Broadway in the 1952 edition of John Murray Anderson's Almanac, Gingold held off making any American films (though she'd been in British pictures since 1934), until she was flattered by produced Mike Todd into playing a cameo role as a London tart in Todd's cinema spectacular Around the World in 80 Days (1956). Delightfully inhibited and doggedly aristocratic all at once, Gingold continued her U.S. film career in a number of eccentric roles; in Gigi (1958), she shared the poignant song "I Remember it Well" with Maurice Chevalier. The actress also blessed American TV with her talents; in a 1960 Mother's Day special she portrayed the mother of The Three Stooges! Gracing such films as Bell, Book and Candle (1962), The Music Man (1962) and even Munster Go Home (1965) with her regally ribald presence, Hermione Gingold was still at her post in the '70s, as sparkling as ever in the otherwise forgettable A Little Night Music (1976).

Highest Rated Movies



14% Garbo Talks Elizabeth Rennick 1984
No Score Yet How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days Actor 1984
No Score Yet Amy and the Angel Actor 1982
11% A Little Night Music Mme. Armfeldt 1977
No Score Yet Tubby the Tuba Actor 1977
No Score Yet Those Fantastic Flying Fools (Rocket to the Moon) Angelica 1967
No Score Yet Munster, Go Home Lady Effigie Munster 1966
No Score Yet I'd Rather Be Rich Miss Grimshaw 1964
No Score Yet Promise Her Anything Mrs. Luce 1964
80% Gay Purr-ee Mme. Rubens-Chatte 1962
94% The Music Man Eulalie Shinn 1962
No Score Yet The Naked Edge Lilly Harris 1961
77% Bell, Book and Candle Mrs. De Pass 1958
79% Gigi Madame Alvarez 1958
71% Around the World in 80 Days Sporting Lady 1956
No Score Yet The Pickwick Papers Miss Tomkins 1954
No Score Yet Cosh Boy (The Slasher) Queenie 1953
No Score Yet Tough Guy Actor 1953
No Score Yet Adventures of Sadie Spinster 1953
95% An American in Paris Actor 1951


No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
Duchess Christina
  • 1968
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  • 1960