Hermione Gingold was an English actress.


Born in London, England, Gingold made her professional stage debut aged eleven, and soon became a successful child actress, appearing in the original production of Where the Rainbow Ends opposite Noël Coward. She later matured as an actress and appeared in a wide array of revues.

In her later years, Gingold appeared in numerous films and television specials, gaining a Golden Globe nomination for her role in Gigi. Her professional career came to a close after suffering an accident in Side by Side by Sondheim.

Gingold passed away in 1987.


During the latter part of her career, Gingold began to perform in a number of musical roles, her original soprano giving way to a throaty purr as she appeared in specials such as The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: An Afternoon with Frank Sinatra and films such as Gigi, in which she played Madame Alvarez. But Gingold's most enduring musical role was originating Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music, a part she reprised for the film.


Gigi (1958)

  • The Night They Invented Champagne (contains solo lines)
  • I Remember It Well (duet)

The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: An Afternoon with Frank Sinatra (1959)

  • Comes Love (duet)
  • Puttin' on the Ritz (contains solo lines)
  • Love Is Sweeping the Country

The Music Man (1962)

  • Pick-a-little (contains solo lines)

The Special London Bridge Special (1972)

  • London Town (duet)

A Little Night Music (1977)

  • A Weekend in the Country (contains solo lines)


The Elgin Hour (1955)

  • Ramona (solo)


First Impressions (1959)(originated the role)

  • "Five Daughters (solo)
  • Have You Heard The News (Rumour)(contains solo lines)
  • As Long As There's A Mother (contains solo lines)
  • A Simply Lovely Wedding (contains solo lines)
  • Let's Fetch the Carriage (duet)

A Little Night Music (1972)(originated the role)

  • The Glamorous Life (contains solo lines)
  • Liaisons (solo)
  • A Weekend in the Country (contains solo lines)


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