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: Well, I'm dashed!
Crabbin: [inviting Holly Martins to give a lecture at the local Cultural Reeducation Society] We do a little show each week. Last week we had "Hamlet." The week before we had... something.
Sgt. Paine: The striptease, sir.
Crabbin: Yes, the Hindu dancers. Thank you, sergeant.
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