Job Film, stage and television actor
Years active 1934-83
Known for Affable upper-class fellows sometimes with a cunning streak
Top Roles Laurence Montague, Chalfont, Tucker, Civil Guardsman, Crabbin
Top GenresComedy, Drama, Crime, Romance, Thriller/Suspense, Action
Top TopicsBook-Based, Spies, Based on Play
Top Collaborators (Director), , , (Director)
Shares birthday with Katharine Hepburn, Millie Perkins, Luana Anders  see more..

Wilfrid Hyde-White Overview:

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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Wilfrid Hyde-White Quotes:

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!

Dr. Ralph Sawyer: Richard, I've had two vices - poetry and gambling. Poetry enriches the soul, gambling depletes the bank account.

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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Wilfrid Hyde-White Facts
Father-in-law of Shelly Bovert Hyde-White.

Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic): in 1957, for "The Reluctant Debutante," and in 1973, for "The Jockey Club Stakes."

Father of actor Alex Hyde-White and Juliet Hyde-White.

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