Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2010: H


Haarde, Geir
Born 8 April 1951  (Reykjavík, Iceland)
Prime Minister of Iceland from 2006 to 2009.
[Picture of Geir Haarde]


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]


Haewon, Lee
Born 24 February 1919  (Seoul, South Korea)
Pretender to the throne of Korea.
[Picture of Lee Haewon]


Haf, Heulwen
Born in Corwen, Denbighshire, Wales  (exact date unknown)
Television presenter and alternative therapist. Born 1944.
[Picture of Heulwen Haf]


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]


Haidar, Aminatou
Born 24 June 1966  (Akka, Morocco)
Sahrawi human rights-defender and political activist.
[Picture of Aminatou Haidar]


Haig, Alexander Alexander Haig is no longer with us
Born 2 December 1924  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 20 February 2010  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Former US Secretary of State & Chief of Staff, and a former top military commander.
[Picture of Alexander Haig]


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]


Hallenga, Kristin
Born 5 October 1985  (Daventry, Northamptonshire, England)
Won a Pride of Britain award in October 2009 that highlighted her brave fight against Stage IV Breast cancer.
[Picture of Kristin Hallenga]


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


Hallyday, Johnny
Born 15 June 1943  (Cité Malesherbes, Paris, France)
France's most famous rock singer.
[Picture of Johnny Hallyday]


Halsey, Mark
Born 8 July 1961  (Bolton, Lancashire, England)
Premier League referee.
[Picture of Mark Halsey]


Hamill, Mark
Born 25 September 1951  (Oakland, California, USA)
Actor immortalised as Luke Skywalker in the orginal 'Star Wars' trilogy.
[Picture of Mark Hamill]


Hamilton, Christine
Born 10 November 1949  (England)
Wife of Conservative MP Neil Hamilton who came to prominence when she confronted rival candiate Martin Bell, when her husband was accused of taking money to ask questions in parliament. Has gone on to have something of a media career on the back of the incident, with her husband in tow...
[Picture of Christine Hamilton]


Hamilton, George
Born 12 August 1939  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
Well-tanned actor.
[Picture of George Hamilton]


Hamilton, Lewis
Born 7 January 1985  (Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England)
F1 driver, the first black driver in Formula 1 history & in 2008, the youngest ever F1 champion.
[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, Tom
Born 31 December 1951  (Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA)
Bassist with rock band Aerosmith.
[Picture of Tom Hamilton]


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]


Hamner Jr, Earl
Born 10 July 1923  (Schuyler, Virginia, USA)
Writer and producer. Creator of 1970s hit series 'The Waltons'.
[Picture of Earl Hamner Jr]


Hankey, Ted
Born 20 February 1968  (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
Darts player, former BDO World Champion in 2000 and 2009.
[Picture of Ted Hankey]


Hanks, Tom
Born 9 July 1956  (Concord, California, USA)
Double Oscar winning actor and star of 'Forrest Gump', 'Toy Story' and that one where he's in that asian village with John Candy.
[Picture of Tom Hanks]


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]


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


Harris, Neil
Born 12 July 1977  (Orsett, Essex, England)
Footballer with Millwall. Diagnosed with Testicular cancer in 2001.
[Picture of Neil 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 80, as he still looks and sounds the same as ever.
[Picture of Rolf Harris]


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]


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]


Hartson, John
Born 5 April 1975  (Swansea, Wales)
Former Celtic and Wales footballer.
[Picture of John Hartson]


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]


Harwell, Ernie Ernie Harwell is no longer with us
Born 25 January 1918  (Washington, Georgia, USA)

Died 4 May 2010  (Novi, Michigan, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Baseball commentator & announcer.
[Picture of Ernie Harwell]


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]


Hattersley, Roy
Born 28 December 1932  (Sheffield, Yorkshire, 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]


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, 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 June Havoc is no longer with us
Born 8 November 1912  (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

Died 28 March 2010  (Stamford, Connecticut, USA)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Canadian born actress, star of "Gentleman's Agreement". Also a dancer & theatre star.
[Picture of June Havoc]


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]


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


Hayward, Richie Richie Hayward is no longer with us
Born 6 February 1946  (Clear Lake, Iowa, USA)

Died 12 August 2010  (Victoria, British Colombia, Canada)

Age at death: 64  (read death notice)
Drummer for 1970s band Little Feat.
[Picture of Richie Hayward]


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 Edna Healey is no longer with us
Born 14 June 1918  (Coleford, Gloucestershire, England)

Died 21 July 2010  (Eastbourne, Sussex, England)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Wife of Denis Healey. Also a writer.
[Picture of Edna Healey]


Heaney, Séamus (Died in 2013)
Born 13 April 1939  (Bellaghy, Northern Ireland)
Nobel Prize winning poet and writer.
[Picture of Séamus Heaney]


Heatherton, Joey
Born 14 September 1944  (Rockville Centre, New York, USA)
Actress, dancer and singer.
[Picture of Joey Heatherton]


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]


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]


Heene, Richard
Born 10 September 1961  (California, USA)
Amateur scientist and celebrity wannabe who's son, Falcon was said to had been swept up for miles in one of Mr Heene's helium balloons, causing a nationwide stir, before it was revealed to be a hoax in October 2009.
[Picture of Richard Heene]


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]


Heinz Kerry, Teresa
Born 5 October 1938  (Lourenço Marques, Mozambique)
Philanthropist wife of former US Presidential candiate John Kerry and widow of Heinz food company heir (and US senator) H. John Heinz III.
[Picture of Teresa Heinz Kerry]


Heirens, William (Died in 2012)
Born 15 November 1928  (Evanston, Illinois, USA)
Serial murderer, known as 'The Lipstick Killer'. Reputed to be the longest serving prisoner in the World, having been jailed since 1946.
[Picture of William Heirens]


Helu, Futa
Born 17 June 1934  (Foa, Ha'apai Archipelago, Tonga)
Tongan philosopher and historian. Died in February 2010 but didn't have a suitable obit.
[Picture of Futa Helu]


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]


Henry, Thierry
Born 17 August 1977  (Les Ulis, Essonne, France)
Barcelona and France international footballer. Arsenal's record goalscorer and winner of numerous medals despite tendency to disappear in the big games. Massively blotted his copybook in November 2009 when he appeared to deliberately handle the ball in the lead up to France's winning goal in a World Cup play-off against the Republic of Ireland. The cheat.
[Picture of Thierry Henry]


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]


Henze, Hans Werner (Died in 2012)
Born 1 July 1926  (Gütersloh, Germany)
Left-wing composer.
[Picture of Hans Werner Henze]


Herer, Jack Jack Herer is no longer with us
Born 18 June 1939  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 15 April 2010  (Eugene, Oregon, USA)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
Cannabis activist who ran for President of the United States in 1988 and 1992 for the Grassroots Party.
[Picture of Jack Herer]


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


Hern, Warren
Born in USA  (exact date unknown)
American physician, specialising in late abortions. Has received threats from pro-life activists for many years.
[Picture of Warren Hern]


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


Herrera, Carmen
Born 31 May 1915  (Havana, Cuba)
Cuban abstract painter. Born in 1915.
[Picture of Carmen Herrera]


Herrmann, Hajo Hajo Herrmann is no longer with us
Born 1 August 1913  (Kiel, Germany)

Died 5 November 2010  (Düsseldorf, Germany)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
High ranking Nazi and former Luftwaffe bomber pilot. He later became a lawyer, defending Holocaust deniers such as David Irving. Cheeky git!
[Picture of Hajo Herrmann]


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, Jennifer Love
Born 21 February 1979  (Waco, Texas, USA)
Actress and singer, considered one of the World's sexiest women.
[Picture of Jennifer Love Hewitt]


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]


Hewlett, Raymond
Born 24 January 1945  (Blackpool, England)
Convicted paedophile and one of the suspects in the unending Madeleine McCann saga. Reportedly died in December 2009 so no points will be awarded...
[Picture of Raymond Hewlett]


Hickson, Dave (Died in 2013)
Born 30 October 1929  (Ellesmere Port, England)
Footballer, one of a select band that have played for all three Merseyside league clubs.
[Picture of Dave Hickson]


Higgins, Alex Alex Higgins is no longer with us
Born 18 March 1949  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Died 24 July 2010  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Age at death: 61  (read death notice)
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]


Hignell, Alistair
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 Alistair Hignell]


Hill, Dusty
Born 19 May 1949  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Lead singer of ZZ Top.
[Picture of Dusty 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, Steven
Born 24 February 1922  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
American actor - Adam Schiff in "Law and Order".
[Picture of Steven Hill]


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]


Hilton, Perez
Born 23 March 1978  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Celebrity blogger, noted for 'outing' celebrities.
[Picture of Perez 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


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]


Hinds, Anthony (Died in 2013)
Date and place of birth unknown
Film producer who worked at the Hammer film company which was founded by his father. Born 1922.
[Picture of Anthony Hinds]


Hiriart, Lucía
Born 10 December 1922  (Antofagasta, Chile)
Widow of Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet.
[Picture of Lucía Hiriart]


Hirst, John
Date and place of birth unknown
Financier, currently being probed by the Serious Fraud Office over a £20m scam based in Majorca. Born 1950.
[Picture of John Hirst]


Hislop, Ian
Born 13 July 1960  (Mumbles, Swansea, Wales)
Broadcaster, editor of Private Eye and part of the long running satirical comedy series 'Have I Got News For You'.
[Picture of Ian Hislop]


Ho, Stanley
Born 25 November 1921  (Hong Kong)
Entrepreneur, known as the 'King of Gambling'.
[Picture of Stanley Ho]


Hobbs, Jock (Died in 2012)
Born 15 February 1960  (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Former rugby All Black flanker and current chairman of New Zealand Rugby Union.
[Picture of Jock Hobbs]


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


Hockney, David
Born 9 July 1937  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
British artist, now based in California, whose (largely autobiographical) work is often described as Pop Art, although he himself has consistently shunned this label.
[Picture of David Hockney]


Hoddle, Glenn
Born 27 October 1957  (Hayes, Middlesex, England)
Gifted footballer turned taciturn manager. Managed and played for both England and Tottenham Hotspur as well as Chelsea and Swindon Town.
[Picture of Glenn Hoddle]


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]


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]


Hogan, Paul
Born 8 October 1939  (Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian star of 'Crocodile Dundee' and 'The Paul Hogan Show'.
[Picture of Paul Hogan]


Hoggart, Richard
Born 24 September 1918  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
UK academic, specialising in sociology & popular culture. Played a starring role in the "Lady Chatterley's Lover" obscenity trial in 1960.
[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]


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]


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]


Holm, Ian
Born 12 September 1931  (Goodmayes, Essex, England)
Actor - played Bilbo Baggins in the "Lord of the Rings" films.
[Picture of Ian Holm]


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


Holmes, Katie
Born 18 December 1978  (Toledo, Ohio, USA)
Actress, who hit fame via the US teen drama 'Dawson's Creek'. Now married to Tom Cruise.
[Picture of Katie 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]


Honeycombe, Gordon
Born 27 September 1936  (Karachi, India)
Indian-born but British TV newsreader who has now emigrated to Australia.
[Picture of Gordon Honeycombe]


Hope, David
Born 14 April 1940  (Wakefield, Yorkshire, England)
Baron Hope of Thornes. Archbishop of York from 1995 to 2005.
[Picture of David Hope]


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 Dennis Hopper is no longer with us
Born 17 May 1936  (Dodge City, Kansas, USA)

Died 29 May 2010  (Venice, California, USA)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
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 Lena Horne is no longer with us
Born 30 June 1917  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Died 9 May 2010  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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]


Horsfield, Geoff
Born 1 November 1973  (Barnsley, Yorkshire, England)
Footballer, a striker who had all the grace of a donkey & speed of a sloth, yet still managed to score no end of goals for a host of clubs. Battled and seemingly overcame testicular cancer.
[Picture of Geoff Horsfield]


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 1915.
[Picture of John Horsley]


House, Sir David (Died in 2012)
Born 8 August 1922  (place of birth unknown)
Lieutenant General Sir David George House GCB, KCVO, CBE, MC. Commanding officer in Northern Ireland during the Troubles and later held the postiton of Black Rod in the House of Lords.
[Picture of Sir David House]


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
Born 9 July 1937  (Nottingham, England)
Hi-di-Hi actor, the deadpan & dour male dance instructor. Recently popped up in 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of Barry Howard]


Howard, Michael
Born 7 July 1941  (Llanelli, Wales)
Barrister and Tory MP, who was Home Secretary in John Major's government, and in November 2003 was elected leader of the Conservative Party.
[Picture of Michael Howard]


Howe, Darcus
Born in Trinidad & Tobago  (exact date unknown)
Controversial broadcaster, writer and activist. If he was to die this year, he'd probably blame Whitey. Born 1943.
[Picture of Darcus Howe]


Howe, Geoffrey
Born 20 December 1926  (Port Talbot, Glamorgan, 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]


Hoxha, Nexhmije
Born 7 February 1921  (Bitola, Macedonia)
Widow of Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha.
[Picture of Nexhmije Hoxha]


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]


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


Humperdinck, Engelbert
Born 2 May 1936  (Madras, India)
British singer, born Arnold Dorsey.Famously beat the Beatles to No 1 in 1967 with 'Please Release Me'. 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.
[Picture of Barry Humphries]


Humphrys, John
Born 17 August 1943  (Splott, Cardiff, Wales)
Uncompromising interviewer on Radio 4's 'Today' programme and quizmaster of 'Mastermind'. Became a father at 56 in 2000.
[Picture of John Humphrys]


Hung, Sammo
Born 7 January 1952  (Hong Kong)
Actor and martial artist who starred in the TV series 'Martial Law' which Channel 5 used to show, like all the time...
[Picture of Sammo Hung]


Hunt, Roger
Born 20 July 1938  (Golborne, Lancashire, England)
Liverpool F.C's all-time leading league goalscorer and one of the heroes of England's 1966 World Cup win.
[Picture of Roger Hunt]


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]


Husky, Ferlin (Died in 2011)
Born 3 December 1925  (Flat River, Missouri, USA)
Country-pop singer, very popular in the 1950s.
[Picture of Ferlin Husky]


Hussain, Qari
Born 6 December 1988  (South Waziristan, Pakistan)
Lieutenant for the Taliban in Pakistan, working alongside his cousin Hakimullah Mehsud.
[Picture of Qari Hussain]


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]


Hutchinson, Paul Paul Hutchinson is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 10 October 2010  (Nottingham, England)

Age at death: 52  (read death notice)
Father of four who in 2009, admitted murdering schoolgirl Colette Aram in 1983. Incidentially, this crime was the first murder case to be featured on the long-running BBC series 'Crimewatch'. Born 1958.
[Picture of Paul Hutchinson]


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


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

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