Caption: Hermione Gingold
Actress, Soundtrack, Writer
Born: December 9, 1897
Star sign: Sagittarius
Known for: Gigi (1958), The Hollywood Squares (1965), The Music Man (1962), The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957)
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 "...