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!
Richard Stuart: And you were in my dream, Ralph. You were helping these people. Every time I had doubts, every time my new identity began to slip, you were there to reassure me. Isn't that odd? Then, all of a sudden, I was on a polo field, falling from a horse. And in that one instant, I realized...
Dr. Ralph Sawyer: Mmn - yes, you must forgive me, I hadn't realized it was so late.
Dr. Ralph Sawyer: Richard, I've had two vices - poetry and gambling. Poetry enriches the soul, gambling depletes the bank account.
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