Hermione Gingold

Hermione Gingold Ferdinanda ( born December 9, 1897 in London, † May 24, 1987 in New York City ) was a British actress.

The daughter of an Austrian and an English mother made ​​her stage debut in 1908 at His Majesty's Theatre in the play Pinkie and the Fairies. She played among other Jessica in The Merchant of Venice and Cassandra in Troilus and Cressida. In the 1930s, it developed more and more into spirited, comedic actress to revue and music venues in London and New York.

She embodied talkative mothers, mothers, grandmothers, women of the world, matchmakers and Puffmütter. In this kind were her movie roles. For her role as Madame Alvarez in the musical adaptation Gigi with Leslie Caron in 1959, she received a Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe Award.

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