Hermione Gingold

English actress (1897-1987)

Hermione Gingold (December 9, 1897May 24, 1987) was a British actress known for her sharp-tongued, eccentric persona.

Hermione Gingold (1973)


  • Contrary to popular belief, English women do not wear tweed nightgowns.
    • Saturday Review, 16 April 1955; quoted in Ned Sherrin, The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations
  • My family were of good English peasant class from St. John's Wood. My father dealt in stocks and shares and my mother also had a lot of time on her hands.
    • The World is Square [her autobiography], Pt. I. Pub. 1945 by Home & Van Thal Ltd.

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