Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Wilfrid Hyde-White Biography (1903-1991)
Born May 12, 1903, in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, England; died ofcongestive heart failure, May, 1991, in Woodland Hills, CA; son of William Edward (a minister) and Ethel Adelaide (Drought) White; married Blanche Hope Aitken (an actress under the stage name Blanche Glynne), 1927 (marriage ended,1948); married Ethel Korenman (an actress under the stage name Ethel Drew),1957; children: (first marriage) Michael; (second marriage) Alexander Punch,Juliet.
- Birth Details
- May 12, 1903
- Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, England
- Death Details
- Woodland Hills, California, United States
Credits; Film Appearances
- Brooks, Josser on the Farm, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1934.
- Mr. Stallybrass, Admirals All, RKO Radio Pictures, 1935.
Night Mail, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1935.
Smith's Wives, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1935.
Rembrandt, United Artists (UA), 1936.
- Alastair Dane, Murder by Rope, Paramount, 1936.
- Philo Vance, The Scarab Murder Case, Paramount, 1936.
- Charles, Change for a Sovereign, First National, 1937.
- Commissioner, Elephant Boy, UA, 1937.
- Police constable, I've Got a Horse, British Lion, 1938.
- Mr. Wilson, Meet Mr. Penny, Associated British Films, 1938.
- Lord Battersby, The Lambeth Walk, MGM, 1940.
- Removal man, Turned Out Nice Again, UA, 1941.
- Pettifer, Asking for Trouble, British National, 1942.
- Ganier, Lady from Lisbon, Anglo-American, 1942.
- Waiter, Adventure for Two (also known as The Demi-Paradise), General Films Distributors, 1945.
Night Boat to Dublin, Pathe, 1946.
Wanted for Murder (also known as A Voice in the Night), Twentieth Century- Fox, 1946.
- Staff captain, Ghosts of Berkeley Square, British National, 1947.
- News editor, Meet Me at Dawn (also known as The Gay Duelist), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1947.
- Mr. Culver, Affairs of Adelaide (also known as Forbidden Street and Britannia Mews), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1949.
- Mr. Hopton, The Bad Lord Byron, General Films Distributors, 1949.
- Lord Pennistone, Conspirator, MGM, 1949.
- Dr. B. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, Helter Skelter, General Films Distributors, 1949.
- Professor Grollet, The Man on the Eiffel Tower, RKO Radio Pictures, 1949.
- Mr. Gaige, My Brother Jonathan, Allied Artists, 1949.
- Harding, My Brother's Keeper, Eagle Lion, 1949.
- Solicitor, One Woman's Story (also known as The Passionate Friends), Universal, 1949.
- Second club man, "The Colonel's Lady," Quartet, Eagle Lion, 1949.
- Colonel Bradley, Adam and Evelyne (also known as Adam and Evalyn), Two Cities, 1950.
- Simmerl, The Angel with the Trumpet, British Lion, 1950.
- Agno, Golden Salamander, General Films Distributors, 1950.
- Luke, Highly Dangerous, Lippert, 1950.
- Mr. Potts, If This Be Sin (also known as That Dangerous Age), London Films, 1950.
- Chalfont, Last Holiday, Stratford, 1950.
- Tucker, The Mudlark, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1950.
- Crabbin, The Third Man, London Films, 1950.
- Grey, Trio, Paramount, 1950.
- Male receptionist, While the Sun Shines, Monogram-Stratford, 1950.
- Wilkinson, The Winslow Boy, Eagle Lion, 1950.
- Fisher, No Highway in the Sky (also known as No Highway), Twentieth Century- Fox, 1951.
- Lord Dearsley, Blackmailed, General Films Distributors, 1951.
- Frobisher, The Browning Version, General Films Distributors, 1951.
- Mr. Knight, Midnight Episode, Columbia, 1951.
- Mr. May, Mr. Drake's Duck, UA, 1951.
- Vinck, Outcast of the Islands, British Lion, 1952.
- Lord, The Promoter (also known as The Card), Universal, 1952.
- Mr. Marston, The Great Gilbert and Sullivan (also known as TheStory of Gilbert and Sullivan), UA, 1953.
- Woods, Mr. Denning Drives North, Carroll Pictures, 1953.
- Sir Hubert Wells, Mr. Potts Goes to Moscow (also known as Top Secret), Stratford, 1953.
- General Charles Larraby, Betrayed, MGM, 1954.
- Roderick Montpelier, Man with a Million (also known as The Million Pound Note), UA, 1954.
- Lord Stoneleigh, The Rainbow Jacket, General Films Distributors, 1954.
- Brigadier Buskin, See How They Run, British Lion, 1955.
- Mr. Starke, Cash on Delivery (also known as To Dorothy, a Son), RKO Radio Pictures, 1956.
- Colonel Keene, The March Hare, British Lion, 1956.
The Adventures of Quentin Durward, MGM, 1956.
- Sir Maurice Lawes, City after Midnight (also known as That Woman Opposite), Monarch, 1957.
- Sir James, John and Julie, British Lion, 1957.
- "Doodles" Fletcher, Tarzan and the Lost Safari, MGM, 1957.
- Sir George Tavistock, The Truth about Women, Continental Distributing, 1958.
- Admiral Foley, Up the Creek, Dominant, 1958.
- Sir Bertram, Wonderful Things!, Associated British-Pathe, 1958.
- Colonel, Carry On, Nurse, Anglo-Amalgamated, 1959.
- Robert Brady, The Circle (also known as The Vicious Circle), Kassler Films, 1959.
- Charles, The Lady Is a Square, Pathe Associated British Films, 1959.
- Hubert Foxley, Libel, MGM, 1959.
- Professor Bourne-Evans, Life in Emergency Ward 10, Eros, 1959.
- Sir Joseph, Teenage Bad Girl (also known as My Teenage Daughter and Bad Girl), DCA, 1959.
- John Wales, Let's Make Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960.
- Sylvester Marin, Ada, MGM, 1961.
- Charles Dunton, His and Hers, Eros, 1961.
- Colonel Somerset, On the Double, Paramount, 1961.
- Reverend Basil "Soapy" Fowler, Two-Way Stretch, International ShowCorp. of America, 1961.
- Lord Glenarvan, In Search of the Castaways, Buena Vista, 1962.
- Montague, Crooks Anonymous, Janus Films, 1963.
- Mustafa Guz, John Goldfarb, Please Come Home, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964.
- Colonel Hugh Pickering, My Fair Lady, Warner Brothers, 1964.
- Trowbridge, Operation Snafu (also known as On the Fiddle,
War Head, and Operation War Head), American International, 1965.
- Judge Cannon, Ten Little Indians, Seven Arts, 1965.
- General Lockwood, You Must Be Joking! Columbia, 1965.
- Arthur Fairbrother, Bang, Bang, You're Dead! (also known as OurMan in Marrakesh and Marrakesh), American International, 1966.
- Harold Blount, Chamber of Horrors, Warner Brothers, 1966.
- Chief, The Liquidator, MGM, 1966.
- Lord Uffingham, The Sandwich Man, Rank, 1966.
- Colonel Baisbrook, The Million Eyes of Su-Muru, American International, 1967.
- Billings-Browne, P. J. (also known as New Face in Hell), Universal, 1968.
- The governor, Gaily, Gaily (also known as Chicago, Chicago), UA, 1969.
- Ship's captain, The Magic Christian, Commonwealth, 1970.
- Eaton, Skullduggery, Universal, 1970.
- Mr. Copsey, Fragment of Fear, Columbia, 1971.
King Solomon's Treasure, Canafox-Towers, 1978.
- Lord Home, No Longer Alone, World Wide, 1978.
- Anton, Battlestar Galactica, Universal, 1979.
- Cyrus West, The Cat and the Canary, Cinema Shares, 1979.
- Abbot Thelonius, In God We Trust, Universal, 1980.
- Judge Miller, Oh God! Book II, Warner Brothers, 1980.
- Club member, Tarzan, the Ape Man, MGM/UA, 1981.
- Barkley, The Toy, Columbia, 1982.
- Appeared as voice of the heavenly man in Xanadu, 1980, and Mr. Barville in Fanny Hill, 1983. Also appeared in North West Frontier, 1959, Aliki--My Love, 1963, and Heartburn, 1986.
Credits; Television Appearances; Series
- Martin Peyton, Peyton Place, ABC, 1967.
- Emerson Marshall, The Associates, ABC, 1979-80.
- Dr. Goodfellow, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, NBC, 1981.
Credits; Television Appearances; Movies
- Morris Vanders, The Sunshine Patriot, NBC, 1968.
- Dr. Ralph Sawyer, Run a Crooked Mile, NBC, 1969.
- Harry Snowden, Fear No Evil, NBC, 1969.
- Harry Snowden, Ritual of Evil, NBC, 1970.
- Berger, A Brand New Life, ABC, 1973.
- Superintendent Melville, The Great Houdini, ABC, 1976.
- General Howe, The Rebels, syndicated, 1979.
- Bishop Maigret, Damien: The Leper Priest, NBC, 1980.
- Nuncle Toby Bartlett, Scout's Honor, NBC, 1980.
- Judge, The Letter, ABC, 1982.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- "The Priceless Locket," Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Presents the Rheingold Theater, NBC, 1953.
- "The Little Black Book," Lilli Palmer Theater, syndicated, 1956.
- "Mrs. Gilling and the Skyscraper," Alcoa Hour, NBC, 1957.
- "An Absence of Tears," Route 66, CBS, 1961.
- "Monument to an Aged Hunter," Ben Casey, ABC, 1962.
- "Passage to Lady Anne," Twilight Zone, CBS, 1963.
- "Evidence of Things not Seen," Ben Casey, ABC, 1964.
- "From Sutter's Crick and Beyond Farewell," Ben Casey, ABC, 1965.
- "When Givers Prove Unkind," Ben Casey, ABC, 1965.
- "The Man From Quasilia," Ben Casey, ABC, 1965.
- "Why Did the Day Go Backwards?," Ben Casey, ABC, 1965.
- "Wind Fever," Bob Hope Chrysler Theater, NBC, 1966.
- "Echo of Yesterday," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1967.
- "Then Who Will Hang from the Hardarm if Willy Gets Away?" Daniel Boone, NBC, 1968.
- "The Suntan Mob," Name of the Game, NBC, 1969.
- "To Lure a Man," It Takes a Thief, ABC, 1969.
- "Ordeal," Paris 7000, ABC, 1970.
- "I Said the Sparrow," The Most Deadly Game, NBC, 1972.
- "Dagger of the Mind," Columbo, NBC, 1972.
- "Our Lady in London," Get Christie Love, ABC, 1975.
- "Last Salute to the Commodore," McCloud, NBC, 1976.
- "Saga of a Star World," Battlestar Galactica, ABC, 1978.
- "A Way to Live," Vegas, ABC, 1979.
Laverne and Shirley, ABC, 1980.
- "Wuthering Heights," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1982.
- "Brentwood's Mom," The Two of Us, CBS, 1982.
Filthy Rich, CBS, 1983.
Credits; Television Appearances; Pilots
- Lionel, Sybil, CBS, 1965.
Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
Lucy in London, CBS, 1966.
Credits; Stage Appearances
- Maitland, Tons of Money, Ryde Theatre, Isle of Wight, 1922.
- Juror, Beggar on Horseback, Queen's Theatre, London, 1925.
- Courtier, The Firebrand, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1926.
- Alphonse, The Rat, Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 1927.
- Advocate-General, No Other Tiger, St. James's Theatre, London, 1928.
- Police sergeant, The Man at Six, Queen's Theatre, 1929.
- Salterthwaite, The Grain of Mustard Seed, Ambassador Theatre, London, 1930.
- Mr. Carrington, The Crime at Blossoms, Playhouse Theatre, London,1931.
- P. C. Peck, A Bit of a Test, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1933.
- Marks, The Terror, Lyceum Theatre, London, 1933.
- Marquess of Arlesford, The Aunt of England, Savoy Theatre, London,1935.
- General Gratz, Sauce for the Goose, St. Martin's Theatre, London,1936.
- The man, Her Last Adventure, Ambassador Theatre, 1936.
In Town Again, Criterion Theatre, London, 1940.
Rise above It, Comedy Theatre, London, 1941, revised version, 1942.
It's about Time, Comedy Theatre, 1942.
- George Prout, It Depends What You Mean, Westminster Theatre, London, 1944.
- Charles Brunel, My Wives and I, Strand Theatre, London, 1947.
- Sir Alec Dunne, Under the Counter, Shubert Theater, New York City,1947.
- Christopher Benson, Happy with Either, St. James's Theatre, 1948.
- William Tracey, The Philadelphia Story, Duchess Theatre, London, 1949.
- Brittanus, Caesar and Cleopatra, St. James's Theatre, 1951, laterat Ziegfeld Theatre, New York City, 1951.
- Lemprius Euphronius, Antony and Cleopatra, St. James's Theatre, 1951, later at Ziegfeld Theatre, 1951.
- Philip Russell, Affairs of State, Cambridge Theatre, London, 1952.
- Jimmy Broadbent, The Reluctant Debutante, Cambridge Theatre, 1955,later at Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City, 1956.
- William, A Kind of Folly, Duchess Theatre, 1955.
- Antony Drexel Biddle, The Happiest Millionaire, Pavilion Theatre,Bournemouth, England, 1957.
- Andrew Bennett, Not in the Book, Criterion Theatre, 1958.
- Richard Pell, Miss Pell Is Missing, Criterion Theatre, 1962.
- Sir Ralph Bloomfield-Bonington, The Doctor's Dilemma, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1963.
- Lord Augustus Lorton, Lady Windermere's Fan, Phoenix Theatre, London, 1966.
- Marquis of Candover, The Jockey Club Stakes, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1970, later at Cort Theatre, New York City, 1973.
- George Triple, Meeting at Night, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1971.
- Father Anthony Perfect, The Prodigal Daughter, Eisenhower Theatre,Washington, DC, 1973.
- Mackenzie Savage, The Pleasure of His Company, Phoenix Theatre, 1976.
- Earl of Caversham, An Ideal Husband, Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, England, 1976.
- Claude Johnson, Rolls Hyphen Royce, Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 1977.
- Appeared as Captain Batty-Jones, A Lady Reflects, "Q" Theatre, 1940; Henry Poole, Hippo Dancing, Golders Green Hippodrome and later at the Lyric Theatre, 1954; and as Lord Chesterfield, A Perfect Gentleman,1977. Also appeared in the revue, Come Out of Your Shell, Embassy Theatre, 1940. Toured as Marks, The Terror, 1928; and as Kenneth Doble, Elusive Lady, 1946. Toured South Africa, 1932.
Hollywood Reporter, May 7, 1991, p. 4.