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Character actor, Alastair Sim, was born Alastair George Bell Sim on Oct 9, 1900 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Sim died at the age of 75 on Aug 19, 1976 in London, England .

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Dr. Barney Barnes: I gave nitrous oxide at first, to get him under.
Inspector Cockrill: Oh yes, stuff the dentist gives you, hmmm -- commonly known as "laughing gas."
Dr. Barney Barnes: Used to be -- actually the impurities cause the laughs.
Inspector Cockrill: Oh, just the same as in our music halls.


Wetherby Pond: [responding in exasperation to Miss Whitchurch informing him that her girls will arrive imminently, as St Swithin's is a boarding school that specializes in outposts] Madam, I don't care where they come from or even if the sun never sets upon them.


Mr. Potter: Just remember, if you're not one up on the other fellow, then he's one up on you.


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Between 1941 and 1968, he played "Captain Hook" in at least six different stage productions of J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan" (the non-musical version), but he never starred in a film of the play.

He was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Coronation Honours List of 1953. He was also offered a knighthood but turned it down because it would have impinged too much on his private life.

When he was made Rector of Edinburgh University, he beat Harold Macmillan (the future Prime Minister) by 2078 votes to 802.

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