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Hermione Gingold is a Actor British born on 9 december 1897 at London (United-kingdom)

Hermione Gingold

Hermione Gingold
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Birth name Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 9 december 1897 at London (United-kingdom)
Death 24 may 1987 (at 89 years) at New York City (USA)

Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold (9 December 1897 – 24 May 1987) was an English actress known for her sharp-tongued, eccentric persona. She had a strikingly individual voice, drawling and deep, the latter a result of nodes on her vocal chords in the 1920s and early 1930s.

After a successful career as a child actress, she later established herself on the stage as an adult, playing in comedy, drama and experiment theatre, and broadcasting on the radio. She found her milieu in revue, in which she played from the 1930s to the 1950s, co-starring several times with Hermione Baddeley. Later she played formidable elderly characters in such films and stage musicals as Gigi (1958), Bell, Book and Candle (1958), The Music Man (1962) and A Little Night Music (1973).

From the early 1950s Gingold lived and made her career mostly in the US. Her American stage work ranged from John Murray Anderson's Almanac (1953) to Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad (1963), the latter of which she also played in London. She became well known as a guest on television talk shows. She made further appearances in revue and toured in plays and musicals until an accident ended her performing career in 1977.

Best films

The Aristocats (1970)
Gigi (1958)

Usually with

Noel Langley
Noel Langley
(2 films)
Leslie Caron
Leslie Caron
(4 films)
James Stewart
James Stewart
(3 films)
Cecil Beaton
Cecil Beaton
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Hermione Gingold (23 films)

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Garbo Talks, 1h43
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Anne Bancroft, Ron Silver, Carrie Fisher, Betty Comden, Catherine Hicks, Steven Hill
Roles Elizabeth Rennick
Rating63% 3.198253.198253.198253.198253.19825
Estelle Rolfe's social activism and quick temper cause a lot of inconvenience for her grown son Gilbert, who often must go to a New York City jail precinct to pay her bail.
A Little Night Music, 2h4
Directed by Harold Prince
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Films about virginity
Actors Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Rigg, Len Cariou, Lesley-Anne Down, Hermione Gingold, Laurence Guittard
Roles Madame Armfeldt
Rating57% 2.8553052.8553052.8553052.8553052.855305
Fredrik Egerman (Len Cariou) is very happy in his marriage to an 18-year-old virgin, Anne (Lesley-Anne Down). However, Anne has nervously protected her virginity for the whole eleven months of marriage, and being a bit restless, Fredrik goes to see an old flame, the famous actress, Desirée Armfeldt (Elizabeth Taylor). Desirée, who is getting tired of her life, is thinking of settling down, and sets her sights on Fredrik, despite his marriage, and her own married lover Count Carl-Magnus Mittelheim (Laurence Guittard). She gets her mother to invite the Egermans to her country estate for the weekend. But when Carl-Magnus and his wife, Charlotte (Diana Rigg), appear, too, things begin to get farcical, and the night must smile for the third time before all the lovers are united.
The Aristocats, 1h18
Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, Edward Hansen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about cats, Films about dogs, Jazz films, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Scatman Crothers, Hermione Gingold, Robie Lester, Gary Dubin
Rating71% 3.5533953.5533953.5533953.5533953.553395
In Paris in 1910, mother cat Duchess and her three kittens, Marie, Berlioz, and Toulouse, live with retired opera diva Madame Adelaide Bonfamille, and her English butler, Edgar. While preparing her will with lawyer Georges Hautecourt, Madame declares her fortune to be left to her cats until their deaths, and thereafter to Edgar. Edgar hears this through a speaking tube, and plots to eliminate the cats. Therefore, he sedates the cats by sleeping pills in their food, and enters the countryside to abandon them. There, he is ambushed by two hounds, named Napoleon and Lafayette, and the cats are stranded in the countryside, while Madame Adelaide, Roquefort the mouse, and Frou-Frou the horse discover their absence. In the morning, Duchess meets an alley cat named Thomas O'Malley, who offers to guide her and the kittens to Paris. The group briefly hitchhike in a milk cart before being chased off by the driver. Later, while crossing a railroad trestle, the cats narrowly avoid an oncoming train, but Marie falls into a river and is saved by O'Malley; himself rescued by two English geese, Amelia and Abigail Gabble, who accompany the cats to Paris. Edgar returns to the country to retrieve his possessions from Napoleon and Lafayette, as the only evidence that could incriminate him.
Those Fantastic Flying Fools, 1h35
Directed by Don Sharp
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Space adventure films, Sur la Lune, Films based on science fiction novels, Comedy science fiction films, Sur la Lune
Actors Burl Ives, Troy Donahue, Gert Fröbe, Terry-Thomas, Hermione Gingold, Lionel Jeffries
Roles Angelica
Rating53% 2.663742.663742.663742.663742.66374
Phineas T. Barnum (Burl Ives) and friends finance the first flight to the moon but find the task a little above them. They attempt to blast their rocket into orbit from a massive gun barrel built into the side of a Welsh mountain, but money troubles, spies and saboteurs ensure that the plan is doomed before it starts...
Promise Her Anything, 1h38
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Warren Beatty, Leslie Caron, Margaret Nolan, Robert Cummings, Donald Sutherland, Keenan Wynn
Roles Mrs. Luce
Rating53% 2.661252.661252.661252.661252.66125
Recently widowed Michelle O'Brien moves into a Greenwich Village brownstone with her infant son John Thomas. Her neighbor, Harley Rummel, a bohemian who earns a living by making nudie films in his apartment, becomes interested in her, but Michele believes her boss, wealthy psychologist Peter Brock, is a better prospect as a new mate.
Munster, Go Home!, 1h36
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Comedy horror films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Butch Patrick, Debbie Watson, Robert Pine
Roles Lady Effigy Munster
Rating64% 3.2474953.2474953.2474953.2474953.247495
Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne) and his wife, Lily (Yvonne De Carlo) learn from Cavanaugh Munster's will that they have inherited an English manor known as Munster Hall in Shroudshire, England, and that Herman has inherited the designation Lord Munster. The family boards the SS United States to England. Herman gets seasick, Marilyn (Debbie Watson) encounters Roger Moresby (Robert Pine), and Grandpa (Al Lewis) gets turned into a wolf upon accidentally consuming a wolf pill. Grandpa is sneaked through customs.
Harvey Middleman, Fireman, 1h16
Directed by Ernest Pintoff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Arlene Golonka, Hermione Gingold, Will Mackenzie, Charles Durning, Stanley Myron Handelman
Roles Mrs. Koogleman
Rating52% 2.605742.605742.605742.605742.60574
Harvey Middleman (Eugene Troobnick), a New York City fireman, lives happily in a New Jersey suburb with his wife (Arlene Golonka) and two small children. Harvey loves his life but after a fight with her over dinner one night he imagines himself rescuing a beautiful young girl from a fire. Just as he dreamt it he rescues a young model named Lois (Patricia Harty). Harvey steals a kiss from her as he resuscitates her and the two quickly fall in love. After secretly dating her several times, Harvey decides he must solve his moral dilemma by consulting his psychiatrist Mrs. Koogleman (Hermione Gingold). Mrs. Koogleman however is too preoccupied with her own relationship problems to help Harvey with his conundrum. Another fire breaks out in Lois's apartment, and this time one of Harvey's associates Dinny (Will Mackenzie) rescues Lois while Harvey saves a cat. Lois and Dinny quickly fall in love and Harvey is left to return to his wife.
I'd Rather Be Rich, 1h36
Directed by Jack Smight
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Sandra Dee, Robert Goulet, Andy Williams, Maurice Chevalier, Gene Raymond, Charles Ruggles
Roles Miss Grimshaw
Rating70% 3.536043.536043.536043.536043.53604
During the opening credits Robert Goulet and Andy Williams perform a duet "I'd Rather Be Rich".
The World of Henry Orient, 1h46
Directed by George Roy Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Peter Sellers, Paula Prentiss, Tippy Walker, Tom Bosley, Angela Lansbury, Phyllis Thaxter
Roles la marraine
Rating66% 3.348173.348173.348173.348173.34817
Concert pianist Henry Orient (Peter Sellers) pursues an affair with a married woman, Stella Dunnworthy (Paula Prentiss), while two teenage private-school girls, Valerie Boyd (Tippy Walker) and Marian Gilbert (Merrie Spaeth), stalk him and write their fantasies about him in a diary.
The Music Man, 2h31
Directed by Morton DaCosta
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford, Pert Kelton
Roles Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn
Rating76% 3.8474153.8474153.8474153.8474153.847415
In July 1912, a traveling salesman, "Professor" Harold Hill (Robert Preston), arrives in the fictional location of River City, Iowa, intrigued by the challenge of swindling the famously stubborn natives of Iowa ("Iowa Stubborn"). Masquerading as a traveling band instructor, Professor Hill plans to con the citizens of River City into paying him to create a boys' marching band, including instruments, uniforms, and music instruction. Once he has collected the money and the instruments and uniforms have arrived, he will hop the next train out of town, leaving them without their money or a band.
Gay Purr-ee, 1h25
Directed by Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Abe Levitow
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Films about cats, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Paul Frees, Mel Blanc, Red Buttons, Hermione Gingold
Roles Mme. Rubens-Chatte (voice)
Rating68% 3.445463.445463.445463.445463.44546
The story is set in 1895 France and takes place predominantly in Paris. However, it begins on a farm in rural Provence. The lovely housecat Mewsette and the accomplished but shy mouser Jaune Tom are in love ("Mewsette"), but the former is frustrated with his plebeian ways (and those of the farm), to the point of calling him a "clumsy country clod". Inspired by the human Jeanette's stories of glamour and sophistication in Paris ("Take My Hand, Paree"), Mewsette runs away by taking a train to the big city ("Roses Red, Violets Blue"), where she encounters the slick con-cat Meowrice (Paul Frees). Taking advantage of the country kitty's naivete, he puts her in the care of the sultry Madame Henretta Reubens-Chatte, who promises to turn Mewsette into a dainty debutante known as "The Belle of all Paris". Unbeknownst to Mewsette, Meowrice is grooming her to be the mail-order bride of a rich American cat in Pittsburgh known as "Mr. Henry Phtt" ("The Money Cat"). Meanwhile, Jaune Tom and his sidekick Robespierre arrive in Paris, searching for Mewsette.
The Naked Edge, 1h37
Directed by Michael Anderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller
Actors Gary Cooper, Deborah Kerr, Eric Portman, Diane Cilento, Hermione Gingold, Peter Cushing
Roles Lilly Harris
Rating66% 3.3438653.3438653.3438653.3438653.343865
In the aftermath of a theft and murder, Martha Radcliffe (Kerr) increasingly suspects her husband George Radcliffe (Cooper), whose testimony in court convicted the main suspect, of being the real culprit.