Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2008: H


Habgood, John
Born 23 June 1927  (Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire, England)
Former Bishop of Durham & Archbishop of York
[Picture of John Habgood]


Habré, Hissène
Born in Faya-Largeau, Chad  (exact date unknown)
Former President of the central African nation of Chad, born in 1942. Came to power with a coup in 1982 and was himself ousted in 1990. Presently in exile in Senegal, awaiting legal charges for politically-motivated murder, torture and plain genocide against ethnic Chadian groups.
[Picture of Hissène Habré]


Hackman, Gene
Born 30 January 1930  (San Bernardino, California, USA)
Prolific American actor.
[Picture of Gene Hackman]


Haefner, Walter (Died in 2012)
Born 13 September 1910  (Zurich, Switzerland)
Businessman, race-horse breeder and car-dealer - based for a long time in Ireland.
[Picture of Walter Haefner]


Hagman, Larry (Died in 2012)
Born 21 September 1931  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
Son of famous actress Mary Martin. His own career took off when he took the part of Major Anthony Nelson in the '60s US sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie", and he went on to star as J.R. Ewing in "Dallas" and "Knots Landing". An active anti-smoking campaigner, he's nevertheless not averse to the odd drink or ten, and needed a liver transplant in 1995 due to cirrhosis. Has reportedly been hitting the bottle again over the past couple of years.
[Picture of Larry Hagman]


Haig, Alexander (Died in 2010)
Born 2 December 1924  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Former US Secretary of State & Chief of Staff, and a former top military commander.
[Picture of Alexander Haig]


Hall, Monty
Born 25 August 1923  (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
Host of various American game shows, well-known (over there, at least) for presenting "Let's Make a Deal".
[Picture of Monty Hall]


Hall, Scott
Born 20 October 1958  (Chuluota, Florida, USA)
WWF (and others) wrestler, known under a plethora of aliases, including "Razor Ramon".
[Picture of Scott Hall]


Haller, Helmut (Died in 2012)
Born 21 July 1939  (Augsburg, Germany)
West German footballer, played in three World Cups, including the 1966 Final, where he nicked the ball at the end of the game and kept it for himself for over 30 years. Had a heart attack in December 2006.
[Picture of Helmut Haller]


Halliwell, Geri
Born 6 August 1972  (Watford, Hertfordshire, England)
"Ginger Spice" - the oldest member of the Spice Girls.
[Picture of Geri Halliwell]


Hamad Ibn Isa Al Khalifah, King
Born 28 January 1950  (Riffa, Bahrain)
King of Bahrain since 2002.
[Picture of King Hamad Ibn Isa Al Khalifah]


Hamilton, Bernie (Died in 2009)
Born 12 June 1928  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
US film character actor.
[Picture of Bernie Hamilton]


Hamilton, Lewis
Born 7 January 1985  (Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England)
F1 driver, the first black driver in Formula 1 history. Had a fantastic first season in the sport, but threw away the chance to be the first rookie World Champion.
[Picture of Lewis Hamilton]


Hamilton, Linda
Born 26 September 1956  (Salisbury, Maryland, USA)
Actress, best known for her role in "The Terminator".
[Picture of Linda Hamilton]


Hamilton Gordon, Albert (Died in 2009)
Born 21 July 1901  (New York City, New York, USA)
Businessman, former head of Kidder Peabody.
[Picture of Albert Hamilton Gordon]


Hammond, Richard
Born 19 December 1969  (Sollihull, West Midlands, England)
Middling TV presenter who hit the headlines when he crashed a jet-powered car & sustained brain injuries. Made a rapid recovery and is back co-presenting Top Gear & testing more cars out.
[Picture of Richard Hammond]


Haniyeh, Ismail
Born in Al-Shati, Gaza, Palestine  (exact date unknown)
Prime Minister of Palestine and member of Hamas. Born Jan 1963.
[Picture of Ismail Haniyeh]


Hankey, Ted
Born 20 February 1968  (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
Darts player, former BDO World Champion in 2000.
[Picture of Ted Hankey]


Hanover, Prince Ernst August of
Born 26 February 1954  (Hanover, Germany)
Husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco. Renowned for his foul temper, and has a conviction for GBH.
[Picture of Prince Ernst August of Hanover]


Hansen, Chris
Born 26 March 1959  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
US TV journalist, news reader & broadcaster.
[Picture of Chris Hansen]


Harald V of Norway, King
Born 21 February 1937  (Skaugum, Oslo, Norway)
The first King of Norway to be born in the country since 1370. Acceded to the throne on the death of his father, Olav V, in 1991. Was a member of several of Norway's Olympic sailing teams. In September 2003 it was announced that he has bladder cancer.
[Picture of King Harald V of Norway]


Harding, Tonya
Born 12 November 1970  (Vancouver, Washington, USA)
Former ice-skater who colloborated to attack her main rival, Nancy Kerrigan before the 1994 US Figure Skating Championships. That has lead to a downward spiral off the rink & she now looks much older than her years as a result.
[Picture of Tonya Harding]


Hariri, Saad
Born 18 April 1970  (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
Son of the murdered former PM of Lebanon, Rafik Hariri, who has now taken over a lot of his political aims. Also a very successful businessman, which makes him ripe for an assassination attempt.
[Picture of Saad Hariri]


Harper, Graeme
Born 11 March 1945  (London, England)
Film & TV director, particulary entwined with "Dr. Who".
[Picture of Graeme Harper]


Harris, Bob
Born 11 April 1946  (Northampton, England)
Radio 2 DJ & former presenter of the "Old Grey Whistle Test" on BBC2.
[Picture of Bob Harris]


Harris, Brian Brian Harris is no longer with us
Born 16 May 1935  (Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside, England)

Died 17 February 2008  (Chepstow, Wales)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
Legendary ex-Everton footballer.
[Picture of Brian Harris]


Harris, Ed
Born 28 November 1950  (Tenafly, New Jersey, USA)
Actor, former character actor, now coming into his own in lead roles.
[Picture of Ed Harris]


Harris, Reader (Died in 2009)
Born 4 June 1913  (Hackney, London, England)
Former MP for the Heston and Isleworth constituency & a former businessman.
[Picture of Reader Harris]


Harris, Rolf
Born 30 March 1930  (Perth, Western Australia, Australia)
Cartoonist, TV presenter, singer, wobble-board player and general cult hero. Absolutely incredible to think he's now in his late 70s, as he still looks and sounds the same as ever.
[Picture of Rolf Harris]


Harris, Rosemary
Born 19 September 1927  (Ashby, Suffolk, England)
Actress, mainly on stage, but in a number of TV & Film productions too. Mother of Jennifer Ehle, also an actress.
[Picture of Rosemary Harris]


Harrison, Scott
Born 19 August 1977  (Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland)
Scottish featherweight boxer, a World Champion, but also known for his run-ins on the wrong side of the law.
[Picture of Scott Harrison]


Harry, Prince
Born 15 September 1984  (Paddington, London, England)
Member of the Royal Family, third in line to the throne. In 2008, he served on active frontline duty in Afghanistan. If he's on the frontline again, he'll be insurgent target number 1. His party antics at home might get him first, however…
[Picture of Prince Harry]


Harryhausen, Ray
Born 29 June 1920  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Stop-motion animation genius, best known for the months of work that produced the swordfight with an army of skeletons in his 1963 masterpiece, "Jason and the Argonauts".
[Picture of Ray Harryhausen]


Hart, Bret
Born 2 July 1957  (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Former wrestler, often known as "The Hitman".
[Picture of Bret Hart]


Hart, Dolores
Born 20 October 1938  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
US film actress, often in musicals, who is now a nun.
[Picture of Dolores Hart]


Hart, Tony (Died in 2009)
Born 15 October 1925  (Maidstone, Kent, England)
Much-loved, somewhat camp TV artist and creator of Morph. "Oooh, passss me the rough-backed hessssian, Mr Bennett".
[Picture of Tony Hart]


Hartley, Alison
Date and place of birth unknown
BBC Essex presenter who has taken a sabbatical and is writing an online blog about her brain tumour, à la Ivan Noble. Born in October 1964.
[Picture of Alison Hartley]


Harvey, Brian
Born 8 August 1974  (London, England)
Former front man of boy band East 17, whose already stalled career sank to a new low when he appeared on Z-list TV programme "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here". In May 2005, he managed to fall out of his car and run himself over in a bizarre apparent suicide bid, prompting "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out From Under Here" jokes.
[Picture of Brian Harvey]


Harvey, Paul (Died in 2009)
Born 4 September 1918  (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)
US radio personality - presenter of the daily "The Rest of the Story" show.
[Picture of Paul Harvey]


Harvey-Jones, Sir John Sir John Harvey-Jones is no longer with us
Born 16 April 1924  (London, England)

Died 9 January 2008  (Hereford, England)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Flamboyant business guru and star of the TV series "The Troubleshooter".
[Picture of Sir John Harvey-Jones]


Harwell, Ernie (Died in 2010)
Born 25 January 1918  (Washington, Georgia, USA)
Baseball commentator & announcer.
[Picture of Ernie Harwell]


Harwood, Guy
Born 10 June 1939  (Pulborough, West Sussex, England)
British racehorse trainer.
[Picture of Guy Harwood]


Hassel, Sven (Died in 2012)
Born 19 April 1917  (Frederiksborg, Denmark)
Danish Nazi soldier who wrote many books based on his & others' experiences during World War 2.
[Picture of Sven Hassel]


Hasselhoff, David
Born 17 July 1952  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Self-fancying star of 'Knight Rider' and 'Baywatch', whose move into anodyne pop ballads made him so ludicrously popular in Germany, of all places, that he even claims they played an important part in the reunification of the country.
[Picture of David Hasselhoff]


Hastings, Sir Max
Born 28 December 1945  (London, England)
Former editor of the Daily Telegraph & the Evening Standard who is also well known for his comprehensive works on military history.
[Picture of Sir Max Hastings]


Hattersley, Roy
Born 28 December 1932  (Sheffield, England)
Former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, who bumbled his way through 9 years of opposition government without actually doing much.
[Picture of Roy Hattersley]


Havel, Vaclav (Died in 2011)
Born 5 October 1936  (Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic))
Political dissident and human rights activist who was imprisoned 4 times, spending almost 5 years behind bars for his views. Elected President of Czechoslovakia in 1989 and President of the Czech Republic in 1992.
[Picture of Vaclav Havel]


Havelange, João
Born 8 May 1916  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
President of FIFA from 1974-98 and member of the International Olympic Committee.
[Picture of João Havelange]


Havoc, June (Died in 2010)
Born 8 November 1913  (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Canadian born actress, star of "Gentleman's Agreement". Also a dancer & theatre star.
[Picture of June Havoc]


Hawke, Bob
Born 9 December 1929  (Bordertown, South Australia)
Prime Minister of Australia from 1983 to 1991.
[Picture of Bob Hawke]


Hawke, Hazel (Died in 2013)
Born 20 July 1929  (Perth, Australia)
Wife of former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke. Announced in November 2003 that she has Alzheimer's, and then, 5 minutes later, announced that she has Alzheimer's.
[Picture of Hazel Hawke]


Hawking, Stephen
Born 8 January 1942  (Oxford, England)
Born on the 300th anniversary of Galileo's death. Whilst studying at Oxford, was diagnosed with a rare and progressive neuromotor disease, which has left him in a wheelchair, talking like a Dalek. Now a world-famous theoretical physicist who specialises in studying black holes, and wrote the incomprehensible "A Brief History of Time". Recent allegations suggest that he has been regularly assaulted by his carers over a lengthy period of time.
[Picture of Stephen Hawking]


Hawkins, Connie
Born 17 July 1942  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Former basketball player - toured with the Harlem Globetrotters.
[Picture of Connie Hawkins]


Hawkins, Justin
Born 17 March 1975  (Chertsey, Surrey, England)
Former lead singer of The Darkness.
[Picture of Justin Hawkins]


Hawkins, Ronnie
Born 10 January 1935  (Huntsville, Arkansas, USA)
Musician, a rock 'n' roll singer in the early days of the genre.
[Picture of Ronnie Hawkins]


Hayes, Geoffrey
Born 13 March 1942  (Cheshire, England)
Presenter of "Rainbow" - the children's TV show, for aeons.
[Picture of Geoffrey Hayes]


Hayes, Isaac Isaac Hayes is no longer with us
Born 20 August 1942  (Covington, Tenneesee, USA)

Died 10 August 2008  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)

Age at death: 65  (read death notice)
Musician, singer, songwriter & record producer, one of music's innovators.
[Picture of Isaac Hayes]


Hayes, Melvyn
Born 11 January 1935  (London, England)
Gunner Beaumont in "It Ain't Half Hot Mum", amongst other TV appearances.
[Picture of Melvyn Hayes]


Hayman, Damaris
Born 16 June 1929  (London, England)
Actress, in films & TV.
[Picture of Damaris Hayman]


Hazell, Bert (Died in 2009)
Born 18 April 1907  (Attleborough, Norfolk, England)
Former MP for North Norfolk, the current oldest living ex-MP.
[Picture of Bert Hazell]


Healey, Denis
Born 30 August 1917  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
Bushy-eyebrowed Labour MP who rose to join Harold Wilson's Cabinet, then became Chancellor of the Exchequer, before taking his seat in the House of Lords in 1992 as Baron Healey of Riddlesden.
[Picture of Denis Healey]


Healey, Edna (Died in 2010)
Born in Coleford, Gloucestershire, England  (exact date unknown)
Wife of Denis Healey. Born 1918.
[Picture of Edna Healey]


Healey, Jeff Jeff Healey is no longer with us
Born 25 March 1966  (Toronto, Canada)

Died 2 March 2008  (Toronto, Canada)

Age at death: 41  (read death notice)
Jazz & blues guitarist & singer, who was blind for most of his life. Died after a long cancer fight.
[Picture of Jeff Healey]


Hedren, Tippi
Born 19 January 1935  (New Ulm, Minnesota, USA)
Actress, star of "The Birds" & "Marnie" & mum of Melanie Griffith.
[Picture of Tippi Hedren]


Heenan, Bobby
Born 1 November 1940  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)
American pro-wrestler/manager, nicknamed "The Brain" for possibly ironic reasons.
[Picture of Bobby Heenan]


Heesters, Johannes (Died in 2011)
Born 5 December 1903  (Amersfoort, Netherlands)
Musical performer.
[Picture of Johannes Heesters]


Hefner, Hugh
Born 9 April 1926  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Founder of Playboy magazine.
[Picture of Hugh Hefner]


Heimlich, Henry
Born 3 February 1920  (Wilmington, Delaware, USA)
American physician, he of the Heimlich Manoeuvre.
[Picture of Henry Heimlich]


Helm, Levon (Died in 2012)
Born 26 May 1940  (Marvell, Arkansas)
Singer & drummer for the imaginatively named "The Band".
[Picture of Levon Helm]


Helms, Jesse Jesse Helms is no longer with us
Born 18 October 1921  (Monroe, North Carolina, USA)

Died 4 July 2008  (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Senator from North Carolina.
[Picture of Jesse Helms]


Hemery, David
Born 18 July 1944  (Cirencester, Gloucestershire)
Won Gold for Britain in the 1968 400m Hurdles in the Olympic Games in Mexico. Also twice winner of the bizarre, but hugely watchable SuperStars TV programme of the 1970's.
[Picture of David Hemery]


Henrik, Prince Consort Of Denmark
Born 11 June 1934  (Talence, Gironde, France)
Husband of the Queen of Denmark.
[Picture of Prince Consort Of Denmark Henrik]


Henson, Nicky
Born 12 May 1945  (London, England)
Film & TV actor, most recently in "EastEnders" in the UK and "Syriana" in the US.
[Picture of Nicky Henson]


Hepton, Bernard
Born 19 October 1925  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
Film & TV actor, perhaps best known for playing "Toby Esterhase" in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" and "Smiley's People".
[Picture of Bernard Hepton]


Herman, Jerry
Born 10 July 1931  (New York City, New York, USA)
American composer & lyricist, mostly for Broadway shows.
[Picture of Jerry Herman]


Hermon, Sir John Sir John Hermon is no longer with us
Born 23 November 1928  (Larne, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland)

Died 6 November 2008  (Bangor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Ex-Chief Constable of the RUC.
[Picture of Sir John Hermon]


Hersch, Fred
Born 21 October 1955  (Cincinatti, Ohio, USA)
Jazz pianist.
[Picture of Fred Hersch]


Heseltine, Michael
Born 21 March 1933  (Swansea, Wales)
One-time prime mover in the Tory party, known as 'Tarzan'.
[Picture of Michael Heseltine]


Heston, Charlton Charlton Heston is no longer with us
Born 4 October 1924  (Evanston, Illinois, USA)

Died 5 April 2008  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Chisel-featured star of 150 films and TV series, among them "The Ten Commandments", "Ben Hur" and "The Planet of the Apes". Died after a battle with dementia. Also fronted the American National Rifle Association, believing that it is "man's God-given right" to own guns.
[Picture of Charlton Heston]


Hewitt, Sir Lenox
Born 7 May 1917  (Red Hill, Canberra, Australia)
Former Australian civil servant with a deep liasion with politics - both as Australian Cabinet Secretary and as dad to the British Labour MP, Patricia Hewitt.
[Picture of Sir Lenox Hewitt]


Higgins, Alex (Died in 2010)
Born 18 March 1949  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Irish snooker player. Famously volatile, a heavy drinker and smoker. Known as "Hurricane" due to his rapid style of play, which he adopted because he was trying to finish the frame before last orders.
[Picture of Alex Higgins]


Hill, Harry (Died in 2009)
Born 8 May 1916  (Sheffield, Yorkshire, England)
Not the comedian, but Bronze medallist in cycling in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
[Picture of Harry Hill]


Hill, Henry (Died in 2012)
Born 11 June 1943  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Mobster turned FBI informant. The film "Goodfellas" is based on his life.
[Picture of Henry Hill]


Hill, Jimmy
Born 22 June 1928  (London, England)
Prominent-chinned football commentator.
[Picture of Jimmy Hill]


Hill, Paddy Joe
Date and place of birth unknown
One of the Birmingham Six.
[Picture of Paddy Joe Hill]


Hill, Phil Phil Hill is no longer with us
Born 20 April 1927  (Miami, Florida, USA)

Died 28 August 2008  (Salinas, California, USA)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
Former F1 driver, World Champion in 1961.
[Picture of Phil Hill]


Hill, Steven
Born 24 February 1922  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
American actor - Adam Schiff in "Law and Order".
[Picture of Steven Hill]


Hillary, Sir Edmund Sir Edmund Hillary is no longer with us
Born 20 July 1919  (Auckland, New Zealand)

Died 11 January 2008  (Auckland, New Zealand)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
The first non-Sherpa to climb Mount Everest & one New Zealand's all-time legends of history.
[Picture of Sir Edmund Hillary]


Hilton, Barron
Born 23 October 1927  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Businessman, hotelier & sports team owner and the poor sod who is Paris Hilton's grandfather & the man who has, much to his disgust, indirectly made her as famous as she is.
[Picture of Barron Hilton]


Hilton, Paris
Born 17 February 1981  (New York, New York, USA)
Spoilt rich kid from the Hilton hotel family, and inadvertent porn star.
[Picture of Paris Hilton]


Himmler, Gudrun 'Puppi'
Born 8 August 1929  (Munich, Germany)
Daughter of Heinrich Himmler, born 1929. Now runs a retirement home for ex-Waffen SS members.
[Picture of Gudrun 'Puppi' Himmler]


Hinch, Derryn
Born 9 February 1944  (New Plymouth, New Zealand)
Australian media personality & journalist, mostly on the radio. Suffering from inoperable cancer.
[Picture of Derryn Hinch]


Hinckley, Gordon B. Gordon B. Hinckley is no longer with us
Born 23 June 1910  (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)

Died 27 January 2008  (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Head of the Church of Latter Day Saints, aka the Mormons, until his death.
[Picture of Gordon B. Hinckley]


Hirsch, Judd
Born 15 March 1935  (Bronx, New York City, New York, USA)
Actor, perhaps best known for his role in "Taxi".
[Picture of Judd Hirsch]


Hodges, Charles
Born 28 December 1943  (Edmonton, London, England)
Chas of Chas n' Dave "fame".
[Picture of Charles Hodges]


Hoffman, Dustin
Born 8 August 1937  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Diminutive actor with a reputation for being difficult to work with. Has played a wide range of roles in his 80 or so movie and TV appearances, including a crippled street hustler in "Midnight Cowboy", a transvestite in "Tootsie" and an autistic bloke in "Rain Man".
[Picture of Dustin Hoffman]


Hofmann, Albert Albert Hofmann is no longer with us
Born 11 January 1906  (Baden, Switzerland)

Died 29 April 2008  (Basle, Switzerland)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
Chemist who, in 1938, became the first to synthesize LSD, although he was unaware of its hallucinogenic properties until 1943, when he had a trip after accidentally ingesting a small amount of it. Fifteen years later, he did the future hippy generation another favour when he produced psilocybin, which was to become the active ingredient of magic mushrooms.
[Picture of Albert Hofmann]


Hogan, Brooke
Born 5 May 1988  (Tampa, Florida, USA)
Pop & R & B singer, daughter of Hulk Hogan.
[Picture of Brooke Hogan]


Hogan, Hulk
Born 11 August 1953  (Augusta, Georgia, USA)
Born Terry Gene Bollea. Professional wrestler since 1978. A part in "Rocky III" and a move to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) made him a star, and he proceeded to be at the centre of wrestling's transition from slightly suspect minority sport to multi-billion dollar camp pantomime spectacle.
[Picture of Hulk Hogan]


Hoggart, Richard
Born 24 September 1918  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
UK academic, specialising in sociology & popular culture.
[Picture of Richard Hoggart]


Holbrook, Hal
Born 17 February 1925  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Veteran US actor, mostly on stage, but with some memorable film appearances too.
[Picture of Hal Holbrook]


Holder, Noddy
Born 15 June 1946  (Walsall, Staffordshire, England)
Slade front man-turned-actor.
[Picture of Noddy Holder]


Hollingworth, Clare
Born 10 October 1911  (Knighton, Powys, Wales)
Former journalist who made her name as a war correspondent during WWII.
[Picture of Clare Hollingworth]


Hollinshead, Reg (Died in 2013)
Born 3 January 1924  (Rugeley, Staffordshire)
Racehorse Trainer, still active in the sport.
[Picture of Reg Hollinshead]


Holloway, Julian
Born 24 June 1944  (Watlington, Oxfordshire, England)
Actor, a mainstay of the "Carry On" movies. Also father of Sophie Dahl, the model.
[Picture of Julian Holloway]


Holm, Celeste (Died in 2012)
Born 29 April 1917  (New York, New York, USA)
Film actress;- "All About Eve", "Gentleman's Agreement" etc.
[Picture of Celeste Holm]


Holness, Bob (Died in 2012)
Born 12 November 1928  (Vryheid, Natal, South Africa)
Presenter of cult TV quiz "Blockbusters". Once played James Bond in a South African radio dramatisation of "Moonraker". Good job it wasn't televised.
[Picture of Bob Holness]


Hope, Delores (Died in 2011)
Born 27 May 1909  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Former singer and widow of the late Bob Hope, having been married to him for 69 years.
[Picture of Delores Hope]


Hopper, Dennis (Died in 2010)
Born 17 May 1936  (Dodge City, Kansas, USA)
Film actor who starred in, as well as directing and co-writing, the 1969 classic "Easy Rider".
[Picture of Dennis Hopper]


Horn, Roy
Born 3 October 1944  (Nordenham, Germany)
One half of the camp spectacle that is Siegfried & Roy. Was mauled on stage by one of their trademark white tigers in October 2003, allegedly after it mistook a big-haired woman in the front row for a lion and tried to drag him away from her. He suffered multiple injuries, serious blood loss and a stroke, and spent 3 months in hospital; the show has been cancelled indefinitely.
[Picture of Roy Horn]


Horne, Lena (Died in 2010)
Born 30 June 1917  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Jazz singer who sang 'Stormy Weather' and was a pioneer among African-American performers. Singing in the Cotton Club by the age of 16.
[Picture of Lena Horne]


Horne, Marilyn
Born 16 January 1934  (Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA)
American opera singer, now suffering from cancer.
[Picture of Marilyn Horne]


Horsley, John
Born in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England  (exact date unknown)
Profilic character actor, mostly on sitcoms, including most notably, "Reginald Perrin" and "You Rang M'Lord?". Born 1920
[Picture of John Horsley]


Houston, Glyn
Born 24 October 1926  (Rhondda Valley, Wales)
Welsh actor, in numerous TV series over the years.
[Picture of Glyn Houston]


Houston, Whitney (Died in 2012)
Born 9 August 1963  (East Orange, New Jersey, USA)
Singer who claims to have been influenced by soul and R&B, and indeed is the daughter of gospel/blues singer Cissy Houston and niece of Dionne Warwick, although to listen to her brand of anodyne mass-market pop, you'd never guess. Has a famously rocky marriage to fellow singer Bobby Brown, and was erroneously reported dead in September 2001.
[Picture of Whitney Houston]


Howard, Barry
Date and place of birth unknown
Hi-di-Hi actor, the deadpan & dour male dance instructor. Born in 1937.
[Picture of Barry Howard]


Howard, John
Born 26 July 1939  (Sydney, Australia)
Former Australian Prime Minister.
[Picture of John Howard]


Howard, Russell
Born 23 March 1980  (Bristol, England)
Stand-up comedian, often on television on comedy quiz shows & the like.
[Picture of Russell Howard]


Howe, Geoffrey
Born 20 December 1926  (Port Talbot, Wales)
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer between 1979 & 1983. One of Margaret Thatcher's closest allies, his resignation from her cabinet in 1990 not only brought her downfall a few weeks later, but was one of the finest resignation speeches of all time.
[Picture of Geoffrey Howe]


Hsue-shen, Tsien (Died in 2009)
Born 11 December 1911  (Hangzhou, China)
Rocket scientist, a former key player in the US & Chinese space programmes.
[Picture of Tsien Hsue-shen]


Hudd, Roy
Born 16 May 1936  (Croydon, Surrey, England)
Actor & comedian on TV, theatre, radio & film - one of the more popular names from music hall past still around today.
[Picture of Roy Hudd]


Hughes, Dawn (Died in 2009)
Date and place of birth unknown
One of the brave women who founded the "Mummy Manual" - an idea where those mums with terminal illnesses can give advice or guide their children & make memories for them via video, books etc. Works as a systems support analyst. Born in 1962.
[Picture of Dawn Hughes]


Hume, John
Born 18 January 1937  (Londonderry, Northern Ireland)
Northern Ireland politician. Former leader of one of the bewildering array of acronym-named political parties they have over there. The SFDUUPLP or something.
[Picture of John Hume]


Humperdinck, Engelbert
Born 2 May 1936  (Madras, India)
British singer, born Arnold Dorsey. Cheesy but very popular, like Quavers.
[Picture of Engelbert Humperdinck]


Humphries, Barry
Born 17 February 1934  (Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Australian comic actor of Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson fame.
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Hunniford, Gloria
Born 10 April 1940  (Portadown, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland)
Long-serving TV & radio presenter, mother of the late Caron Keating.
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Hunt of Tanworth, Baron John Baron John Hunt of Tanworth is no longer with us
Born 23 October 1919  (Minehead, Somerset, England)

Died 17 July 2008  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Civil servant & former Cabinet Secretary between 1973-1979.
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Huntley, Ian
Born 31 January 1974  (Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England)
School caretaker who murdered two 10-year-old girls in Soham, Cambridgeshire, in August 2002. Was sentenced in December 2003 to two terms of life imprisonment, and it was revealed after his trial that he had previously been accused of a string of sex crimes. Some DDPers feel that his chances of survival in prison aren't looking too good...
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Hurst, Sir Geoff
Born 8 December 1941  (Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England)
Scorer of the only World Cup Final hatrick, for England, in 1966.
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Hutchinson, Jeremy
Born 28 March 1915  (Lullington, Sussex, England)
Lawyer & member of the Arts Council. Also formerly married to the actress, Dame Peggy Ashcroft.
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Hutton, Alan
Born 30 November 1984  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Right back for Tottenham Hotspur & Scotland - gave away a controversial free-kick that put Scotland out of Euro 2008.
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Huxley, Sir Andrew
Born 22 November 1917  (Hampstead, London, England)
Nobel Prize-winning physiologist and biophysicist.
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Hynde, Chrissie
Born 7 September 1951  (Akron, Ohio, USA)
Singer, former lead singer of "The Pretenders".
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