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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Scholarly-looking English actor with imposing, fruitily booming voice, a former medical student and army officer who took to the London stage in the early thirties and played some choice theatre and film roles. He went to America in 1938, at first with some success as a character star, but then in progressively inferior parts. His last film role, however, was one of his best. Knighted in 1934.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).

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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.


Nefretiri: Do not exhaust yourself, Great One.
Sethi: [on his deathbed] You are the only thing I regret leaving. You have been my joy.
Nefretiri: And you my only love.
Sethi: Now you're cheating. There was another. I know. I loved him, too. With my last breath, I'll break my own law and speak the name of... Moses.
[10 seconds]
Sethi: Moses.
[Sethi's last words, were spoken slowly, as he said Moses' name twice]


Conrad Stauffer: It's good for you to see your friends arrested. It hardens you.


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Cedric Hardwicke Facts

When Hardwicke died, his money was so eaten up by hospital expenses incurred during his final illness that there was no money left to pay for a funeral. Several actors' funds, in honor of his long, distinguished career, donated the money.

Was nominated for Broadway's 1959 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "A Majority of One."

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