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 Wilfrid Hyde-White

Wilfrid Hyde-White

Birth
Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswold District, Gloucestershire, England
Death 6 May 1991 (aged 87)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswold District, Gloucestershire, England
Memorial ID 20442 · View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 25 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20442
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilfrid Hyde-White (12 May 1903–6 May 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20442, citing Water Cemetery, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswold District, Gloucestershire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .