Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2009: H


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


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]


Haggard, Merle
Born 6 April 1937  (Bakersfield, California, USA)
Country music singer & songwriter.
[Picture of Merle Haggard]


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, Laura
Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA  (exact date unknown)
American musician, pianist & comedian.
[Picture of Laura Hall]


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, Stuart
Born 25 December 1929  (Hyde, Greater Manchester, England)
Uniquely eloquent sports reporter and one-time host of "It's a Knockout".
[Picture of Stuart Hall]


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


Hamill, Dorothy
Born 26 June 1956  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Winner of the ladies' 1976 figure skating Winter Olympic Gold.
[Picture of Dorothy Hamill]


Hamilton, Lewis
Born 7 January 1985  (Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England)
F1 driver, the first black driver in Formula 1 history & youngest World Champion in 2008.
[Picture of Lewis Hamilton]


Hamilton, Richard (Died in 2011)
Born 24 February 1922  (Pimlico, London, England)
Pop artist, best known for his collage work.
[Picture of Richard Hamilton]


Hamilton Gordon, Albert Albert Hamilton Gordon is no longer with us
Born 21 July 1901  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 1 May 2009  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 107  
Businessman, former head of Kidder Peabody.
[Picture of Albert Hamilton Gordon]


Hammond, Albert
Born 18 May 1944  (London, England)
Singer, songwriter & guitarist.
[Picture of Albert Hammond]


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]


Hancock, Sheila
Born 22 February 1933  (Blackgang, Isle of Wight, England)
Actress in TV & film, and widow of John Thaw.
[Picture of Sheila Hancock]


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]


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, Mike
Born 23 October 1944  (Crumpsall, Manchester, England)
TV presenter, folk singer, composer (Dangermouse), comedian & rambler.
[Picture of Mike Harding]


Harding, Sarah
Born 17 November 1981  (Ascot, Berkshire, England)
Slapper. Also a member of Girls Aloud when she isn't out getting drunk.
[Picture of Sarah Harding]


Hardy, Jeff
Born 31 August 1977  (Cameron, North Carolina, USA)
Yet another wrestler.
[Picture of Jeff Hardy]


Harmel, Pierre Pierre Harmel is no longer with us
Born 16 March 1911  (Uccle, Belgium)

Died 15 November 2009  (Brussels, Belgium)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Former Prime Minister of Belgium, between 1965 & 1966.
[Picture of Pierre Harmel]


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]


Harrison, Harry (Died in 2012)
Born 12 March 1925  (Stamford, Connecticut, USA)
Sci-fi author.
[Picture of Harry Harrison]


Harrison, Noel (Died in 2013)
Born 29 January 1934  (London, England)
Singer, actor, and former Olympic giant slalom competitor!
[Picture of Noel 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, David (Died in 2011)
Date and place of birth unknown
Property developer & former adviser to Margaret Thatcher. Born 1944.
[Picture of David Hart]


Hart, Tony Tony Hart is no longer with us
Born 15 October 1925  (Maidstone, Kent, England)

Died 18 January 2009  (Shamley Green, Surrey, England)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
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, ą 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 Paul Harvey is no longer with us
Born 4 September 1918  (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)

Died 28 February 2009  (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
US radio personality - was presenter of the daily "The Rest of the Story" show.
[Picture of Paul Harvey]


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


Haskard, Sir Cosmo
Born 25 January 1916  (Bantry, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland)
Former Governor of the Falkand Isles.
[Picture of Sir Cosmo Haskard]


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]


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]


Hattori, Takashi
Born 12 March 1898  (Japan)
One of the oldest men in the World at the start of 2009, but died soon into January, but got no obit.
[Picture of Takashi Hattori]


Hauptman, Herbert A (Died in 2011)
Born 14 February 1917  (New York City, New York, USA)
Mathematician & chemist, won Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1985.
[Picture of Herbert A Hauptman]


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


Hawn, Goldie
Born 21 November 1945  (Washington, District of Columbia, USA)
Actress who got her first break as a regular performer on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In", but had to wait a further decade before really making it big when she took the title role in "Private Benjamin" (1980). Knocking on a bit now to play her trademark role as a dizzy blonde, she has only made a dozen films in the last 15 years, most of them minor hits.
[Picture of Goldie Hawn]


Hayes, Bill
Born 5 June 1925  (Harvey, Illinois, USA)
Singer & actor (Days of our Lives).
[Picture of Bill Hayes]


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


Hazell, Bert Bert Hazell is no longer with us
Born 18 April 1907  (Attleborough, Norfolk, England)

Died 11 January 2009  (York, Yorkshire, England)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
Former MP for North Norfolk, who was the 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]


Hebranko, Michael (Died in 2013)
Born 14 May 1953  (Canarsie, New York, USA)
Once one of the fattest people in the World and still a bit porky, to put it mildly.
[Picture of Michael Hebranko]


Hedison, David
Born 20 May 1927  (Providence, Rhode Island, USA)
Veteran actor, in bucketloads of TV shows & films.
[Picture of David Hedison]


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]


Henderson, Mac Mac Henderson is no longer with us
Born 1 May 1907  (Elphinstone, East Lothian, Scotland)

Died 5 March 2009  (Haddington, Scotland)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
Rugby player, who played for Scotland as long ago as 1933.
[Picture of Mac Henderson]


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]


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


Hernandez, Genaro (Died in 2011)
Born 10 May 1966  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Former WBA & WBC Super Featherweight champion, who is now suffering from cancer.
[Picture of Genaro Hernandez]


Herzog, Werner
Born 5 October 1942  (Munich, Germany)
German film director & screenwriter, who has directed films both in his native land & internationally.
[Picture of Werner Herzog]


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


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]


Hewlett, Donald (Died in 2011)
Born 30 August 1922  (Northenden, Manchester, England)
Actor - a staple of Perry & Croft sitcoms, including "It Ain't Half Hot Mum" and "You Rang M'Lord?", specialising in upper class types.
[Picture of Donald Hewlett]


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]


Higgs, Peter
Born 29 May 1929  (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)
Eminent theoretical physicist.
[Picture of Peter Higgs]


Hignell, Alastair
Born 4 September 1955  (Cambridge, England)
Former cricketer & rugby player, turned BBC sports broadcaster. Had to retire in 2008 due to ill-health.
[Picture of Alastair Hignell]


Hilfiger, Tommy
Born 24 March 1951  (Elmira, New York, USA)
Well known & successful fashion designer.
[Picture of Tommy Hilfiger]


Hill, Dusty
Born 19 May 1949  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Lead singer of ZZ Top.
[Picture of Dusty Hill]


Hill, Harry Harry Hill is no longer with us
Born 8 May 1916  (Padiham, nr. Burnley, Lancashire, England)

Died 31 January 2009  (Bury, Manchester, England)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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, Steven
Born 24 February 1922  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
American actor - Adam Schiff in "Law and Order".
[Picture of Steven Hill]


Hilton, Paris
Born 17 February 1981  (New York City, 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. 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]


Hingle, Pat Pat Hingle is no longer with us
Born 19 July 1924  (Denver, Colorado, USA)

Died 3 January 2009  (Carolina Beach, North Carolina, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Actor, best known for his role as Commissioner Gordon in the Batman movies of the early 1990's.
[Picture of Pat Hingle]


Hobsbawm, Eric (Died in 2012)
Born 9 June 1917  (Alexandria, Egypt)
Marxist historian.
[Picture of Eric Hobsbawm]


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]


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, Geoffrey
Born 1 August 1930  (Port of Spain, Trinidad, Trinidad & Tobago)
Actor, dancer, choreographer & many more besides.
[Picture of Geoffrey Holder]


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]


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


Holmes, Eamonn
Born 3 December 1959  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Rotund & genial host of many a light entertainment programme.
[Picture of Eamonn Holmes]


Holmes, Kelly
Born 19 April 1970  (Pembury, Kent, England)
One of Britain's more successful female athletes, with two Olympic Gold medals in 2004 to her credit.
[Picture of Kelly Holmes]


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]


Honecker, Margot
Born 17 April 1927  (Halle, Germany)
Widow of ex-East German dictator Erich. Also a politician in her own right, she now lives in Chile.
[Picture of Margot Honecker]


Hope, Dolores (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 Dolores Hope]


Hopkins, Sir Anthony
Born 31 December 1937  (Margam, Port Talbot, Wales)
Film, TV & stage actor, best known for being Hannibal Lecter in 3 films.
[Picture of Sir Anthony Hopkins]


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]


Horlick, Nicola
Born 12 December 1960  (Nottingham, England)
British fund manager & businesswoman, who managed to keep her high-profile, high-stressed job & run a family with 5 children. However, 2008 saw a disastrous year, not helped by links to fraud king Bernard Madoff'.
[Picture of Nicola Horlick]


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]


Hornung, Paul
Born 23 December 1935  (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
Former American Footballer, with the Green Bay Packers.
[Picture of Paul Hornung]


Hoskins, Bob
Born 26 October 1942  (Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England)
Actor, who has cornered the market in playing short-arse Cockney geezers.
[Picture of Bob Hoskins]


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]


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]


Howe, Gordie
Born 31 March 1928  (Floral, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Former top ice hockey player, a legend in North America.
[Picture of Gordie Howe]


Howland, Beth
Born 28 May 1941  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Actress, mainly on stage or television.
[Picture of Beth Howland]


Hsue-shen, Tsien Tsien Hsue-shen is no longer with us
Born 11 December 1911  (Hangzhou, China)

Died 31 October 2009  (Beijing, China)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Rocket scientist, a former key player in the US & Chinese space programmes.
[Picture of Tsien Hsue-shen]


Hucknall, Mick
Born 8 June 1960  (Manchester, England)
Lead singer of Simply Red and a bit of an arse.
[Picture of Mick Hucknall]


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]


Hudson, Alan
Born 21 June 1951  (Chelsea, London, England)
Cultured former Chelsea, Stoke & England footballer who has hit hard times since his playing days ended.
[Picture of Alan Hudson]


Huesman, Tony Tony Huesman is no longer with us
Born in Kettering, Ohio, USA  (exact date unknown)

Died 9 August 2009  (Dayton, Ohio, USA)

Age at death: 51  (read death notice)
One of the longest living heart transplant survivors, who lasted from 1978 to 2009 with a new heart. Born in 1957.
[Picture of Tony Huesman]


Hughes, Nerys
Born 8 November 1941  (Rhyl, Denbighshire, Wales)
Actress/presenter/entertainer, who starred in "The Liver Birds".
[Picture of Nerys Hughes]


Hughes, Netherwood Netherwood Hughes is no longer with us
Born 12 June 1900  (Great Harwood, Lancashire, England)

Died 4 April 2009  (Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England)

Age at death: 108  (read death notice)
WWI veteran, recently "discovered" by officials & the media. Didn't keep him alive for long though…
[Picture of Netherwood Hughes]


Humphries, Barry
Born 17 February 1934  (Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Australian comic actor of Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson fame.
[Picture of Barry Humphries]


Hunniford, Gloria
Born 10 April 1940  (Portadown, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland)
Long-serving TV & radio presenter, mother of the late Caron Keating.
[Picture of Gloria Hunniford]


Hunter, Arline
Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA  (exact date unknown)
Former pin-up model, who had a lot of work as she looked similar to Marilyn Monroe. Born around 1930.
[Picture of Arline Hunter]


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...
[Picture of Ian Huntley]


Hurd, Douglas
Born 8 March 1930  (Marlborough, Wiltshire, England)
Former diplomat, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary under the Thatcher and Major governments, but all that most people know (or care) about him is that his name is rhyming slang for a third-class university degree.
[Picture of Douglas Hurd]


Huston, Anjelica
Born 8 July 1951  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
Actress, the latest of the Huston film personality dynasty - daughter of John, grand-daughter of Walter. Perhaps best known for her role as Morticia Addams in the Addams Family films of the 1990's.
[Picture of Anjelica Huston]


Hutchinson, Jeremy
Born 28 March 1915  (Lullington, Sussex, England)
Lawyer & member of the Arts Council. Also formerly married to the actress, Dame Peggy Ashcroft.
[Picture of Jeremy Hutchinson]


Huxley, Sir Andrew
Born 22 November 1917  (Hampstead, London, England)
Nobel Prize-winning physiologist and biophysicist.
[Picture of Sir Andrew Huxley]


Hylton, Rachel
Born 26 November 1981  (London, England)
So-called "star" of the latest X-factor, but better known for her violent, drug-filled past/present than her "singing".
[Picture of Rachel Hylton]


Hynde, Chrissie
Born 7 September 1951  (Akron, Ohio, USA)
Singer, former lead singer of "The Pretenders".
[Picture of Chrissie Hynde]

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