Peter Wyngarde (Cyril Louis Goldbert)
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BiographyMarseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Peter Wyngarde was born Cyril Louis Goldbert on August 23, 1933 in Marseilles, France to an English father and a French mother. After a short-lived but glittering television career as "Jason King" (1971), Wyngarde's career was met with an unfortunate indecency scandal. During the 1980s, he filed for bankruptcy twice: on the occasion of the first hearing, it was stated in court that Wyngarde's 200-year-old farmhouse, in the Cotswolds countryside, had been repossessed, that he had no assets and was living on unemployment benefits (or "the dole" as it is termed in the United Kingdom). Read more... our screens", for which a Bradford housewife, Dorothy Szekely collected 600 signatures and then sent to the BBC and to the ITV networks, was unsuccessful. Later though, Wyngarde returned to British television, resuming a successful career there until 1994. In 1970 he released a music and spoken word album that has received cult status over the years.