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Cedric Hardwicke Overview:

Character actor, Cedric Hardwicke, was born Cedric Webster Hardwicke on Feb 19, 1893 in Lye, Worcestershire. Hardwicke died at the age of 71 on Aug 6, 1964 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Golders Green Crematorium Cemetery in Golders Green, Greater London, England.

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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Television.

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Cedric Hardwicke Quotes:

Dr. Libbard: Some women cry as easily as a pig grunts. And enjoy it very nearly as much.


General McLaidlaw: Good heavens! You can't expect me to remember every detail about everybody, can you?


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Title card: On a September evening in 1938, Father Francis Chisholm returned to his little church near Tweedside, Scotland.
Father Francis Chisholm: Good afternoon, Monsignor.
Monsignor: Good afternoon, Father.


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Cedric Hardwicke Facts
When Hardwicke was knighted in 1934, the hard-of-hearing King George V, after being prompted by a courtier, announced after dubbing the kneeling actor: "Rise, Sir Cedric Pickwick".

His hometown of Lye, is also home to independent filmmaker Dave James.

Hardwicke was a favorite of George Bernard Shaw, having made notable appearances in the playwright's "The Apple Cart," "Too True To Be Good," and "Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)." Shaw initially referred to Hardwicke as his fifth favorite actor, the other four being the Marx Brothers. Later, he referred to him as his fourth favorite actor, presumably after Zeppo retired from the act.

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