Hermione Gingold - Rotten Tomatoes

Hermione Gingold

Highest Rated:   94% The Music Man (1962)
Lowest Rated:   11% A Little Night Music (1977)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
20% 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
75% Bell, Book and Candle
  • Mrs. De Pass
1958
77% Gigi
  • Madame Alvarez
1958
74% 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

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