Character actor, Wilfrid Hyde-White, was born on May 12, 1903 in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire. Hyde-White died at the age of 88 on May 6, 1991 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Water Cemetery in Bourton-on-the-Water, England.
Wilfrid Hyde White was a roguishly avuncular British actor with inimitable sly, drawling tones. Almost always cast as affable upper-class fellows, but sometimes with a cunning streak, he shuffled his way with deceptive casualness through 50 years of films. He is billed in some of his 1930's films simply as "Hyde White." One of his many film roles was as Colonel Hugh Pickering in 1965's "My Fair Lady."(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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Colonel Hugh Pickering: [on telephone to Scotland Yard] No, she's no relation, no. What? Well, just let's call her a "good friend", shall we? I beg your pardon! Listen to me, my man, I don't like the tenor of that question - what we do with her is our affair - your affair is bringing her back so we can continue doing it!
Colonel Hugh Pickering: Well, I'm dashed!
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