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Hermione Gingold (Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold)

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Biography

Maida Vale, London, England, UK
One of stage, screen, radio and TV's most delightful, inimitable eccentrics, Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold was born the daughter of an upscale Austrian financier and English homemaker. She made her stage debut in 1908, thus beginning a long, commanding presence in London playing everything from Jessica in "The Merchant of Venice" to Cassandra in "Troilus and Cressida." Her flair for quirky comedy was discovered in the 30s when she appeared to scene-stealing effect in a host of musical revues. She continued to perform in this venue for many years, sharpening her bawdy, razor-like wit for even better things to come. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn

The Music Man 1962

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Character: Mme. Rubens-Chatte

Gay Purr-ee 1962

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Character: Mrs. Luce

Promise Her Anything 1965

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Character: The Lady Bus Conductor

The Special London Bridge Special 1972

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Character: Mme. Armfeldt

A Little Night Music 1977

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Character: Nanny Millie Winthrop

Trapper John, M.D. 1979

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Character: Herself

Home 1954

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Character: Duchess Christina

It Takes a Thief 1968

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Character: Elizabeth Rennick

Garbo Talks 1984

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Character: Bianca de Passe

Bell Book and Candle 1958

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