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Wilfrid Hyde-White
Birth: May 12, 1903
Bourton-on-the-Water
Gloucestershire, England
Death: May 6, 1991
Woodland Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. Born in Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire, England, the son of William Edward White. He attended Marlborough College and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He made his debut in ‘Tons of Money' on the Isle of Wight in 1922. He then gained steady work in a series of comedies produced at the Aldwych Theater in London. He joined a touring company on a tour of South Africa in 1932 before making his film debut in 1934's ‘Josser on the Farm' in which he was billed as Hyde White. He continued his stage career, playing opposite Olivier in ‘Caesar and Cleopatra on the New York stage. After winning critical success with his supporting role in ‘The Third Man' in 1949, he appeared regularly in Britsh films, usually in support or secondary lead roles. From 1962 to 1965 he starred in the BBC radio comedy ‘The Men from the Ministry.' He was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor in 1957 for ‘The Reluctant Debutante.' He is perhaps best remembered as Colonel Pickering in the 1964 film version of ‘My Fair Lady.' He was nominated for a second Tony for Best Actor in 1973 for ‘The Jockey Club Stakes.' He appeared in two American television series, ‘The Associates' in 1979 and ‘Buck Rogers in the 25th Century' 1980-1981 season. His career encompassed over one hundred and fifty film and television appearances, the last being 1983's ‘Fanny Hill.' He died of heart failure a week before his 88th birthday. (bio by: Iola) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Edward White (1867 - 1935)
  Ethel Adelaide Drought White (1877 - 1953)
 
 Sibling:
  Ethel Vera Gee (1897 - 1976)*
  Wilfrid Hyde-White (1903 - 1991)
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Congestive heart failure
 
Burial:
Water Cemetery
Bourton-on-the-Water
Cotswold District
Gloucestershire, England
 
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Record added: Feb 25, 2001
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I always "walk lightly"..Thom
- Thom
 Added: Nov. 24, 2014
Forever in my heart and also in many others as well. R.I.P. dear sweet gentle kind man.
- Oreo The Orca
 Added: Nov. 5, 2014

- Tom Carroll
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