Hildegarde

Actress, Soundtrack

Actress, Soundtrack


Born Hildegarde Loretta Sell in Adell, Wisconsin, but for 70 years she was known simply as "The Incomparable Hildegarde," a title bestowed on her by columnist Walter Winchell. During the peak of her popularity in the 1930s and 40s, she was booked in cabarets and supper clubs at least 45 weeks a year. She appeared on the cover of Life magazine in ...
Birth date
1906-02-01
Death date
2005-07-29

Known For


NBC/RCA Experimental Television Demonstration for the Press
NBC/RCA Experimental Television Demonstration for the Press
The Television Girl (1936)
The Beales of Grey Gardens
The Beales of Grey Gardens
Soundtrack (2006)
Music Hath Charms
Music Hath Charms
Self - Singer (1936)
Starlight
Starlight
Self - Singer (1937)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActressNBC/RCA Experimental Television Demonstration for the Press
(TV Movie) The Television Girl
1936
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackThe Beales of Grey Gardens
(Documentary) (performer: "I Dream Too Much")
2006
RoleTitleYear
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Vaudeville (1997) ... Self
1997
SelfThe Joe Franklin Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 21 March 1978 (1978) ... Self
1978
SelfThe David Frost Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #3.146 (1971) ... Self
1971
SelfThe Mike Douglas Show
(TV Series) Self - Co-Host / Self - Vocalist / Self / ... - Episode #10.95 (1971) ... Self - Vocalist - Episode #3.247 (1964) ... Self - Episode #2.198 (1963) ... Self - Entertainer - Episode #2.34 (1962) ... Self - Co-Host - Episode #2.33 (1962) ... Self - Co-Host Show all 9 episodes
1962-1971
SelfJerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon
(TV Movie) Self
1970
SelfGirl Talk
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 3 May 1970 (1970) ... Self - Episode dated 28 April 1964 (1964) ... Self - Hildegarde, Joan Miller, Renee Taylor (1963) ... Self
1963-1970
SelfThe Dennis Wholey Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.22 (1969) ... Self
1969
SelfThe Merv Griffin Show
(TV Series) Self - Soupy Sales, Val Doonican, Redd Foxx, Julie Budd, Frank Zane, the Incomparable Hildegarde, Boyer Coe, Dr. Richard Evans (1969) ... Self - guest host: Jimmy Dean; guests: Jack E. Leonard, the incomparable Hildegarde, Ed Ames (1967) ... Self - Henry Morgan, the incomparable Hildegarde, Lionel Hampton (1962) ... Self
1962-1969
SelfToday
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 7 August 1967 (1967) ... Self
1967
SelfThe Lee Phillip Show
(TV Series) Self / guest - Edith Head & Hildegarde (1963) ... Self / guest
1963
SelfTalent Scouts
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 21 August 1962 (1962) ... Self
1962
SelfThe Tonight Show Starring Jack Parr
(TV Series) Self - Episode #3.144 (1960) ... Self - Episode #3.35 (1959) ... Self - Episode #2.3 (1958) ... Self - Episode #1.281 (1958) ... Self
1958-1960
SelfThe Arthur Murray Party
(TV Series) Self - Singer / Self - Episode #11.1 (1960) ... Self - Billy Eckstine, Jack E. Leonard, The Incomparable Hildegarde (1955) ... Self - Singer - Teresa Brewer, Bil & Cora Baird, the Incomparable Hildegarde (1955) ... Self - Singer
1955-1960
SelfThe Patti Page Oldsmobile Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.22 (1959) ... Self
1959
SelfThe Voice of Firestone
(TV Series) Self - Eartha Kitt, Erroll Garner, Lisa Della Casa, Bill Tabbert, the incomparable Hildegarde (1958) ... Self
1958
SelfThe Steve Allen Plymouth Show
(TV Series) Self - Singer - Don Adams, Pat Boone, the Incomparable Hildegarde, Augie & Margo (1958) ... Self - Singer
1958
SelfThe Rosemary Clooney Show
(TV Series) Self - The Incomparable Hildegarde (1958) ... Self
1958
SelfThe Ed Sullivan Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #11.4 (1957) ... Self
1957
SelfThe Dinah Shore Chevy Show
(TV Series) Self - Betty Grable, Hildegarde, Jaye P. Morgan, Hal March, Dick Humphreys, Jimmy Huntley (1956) ... Self
1956
SelfI've Got a Secret
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 13 July 1955 (1955) ... Self - Guest
1955
SelfWhat's My Line?
(TV Series) Self - Mystery Guest - "The Incomparable" Hildegarde (1955) ... Self - Mystery Guest
1955
SelfThe Blue Angel
(TV Series) Self - The Incomparable Hildegarde/Mata and Hari (1954) ... Self
1954
SelfPerson to Person
(TV Series documentary) Self - Nightclub Singer - Episode #1.32 (1954) ... Self - Nightclub Singer
1954
SelfAbe Burrows' Almanac
(TV Series) Self - Premiere Show - Adolph Green, Betty Comden, and the Incomparable Hildegarde (1950) ... Self
1950
SelfStarlight
(TV Series) Self - Singer - Hildegarde (1937) ... Self - Singer
1937
SelfCabaret
(TV Series) Self - Singer - Episode dated 6 May 1937 (1937) ... Self - Singer
1937
SelfMusic Hath Charms
Self - Singer
1936/II