Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2011: H


Haag, Lina (Died in 2012)
Born 18 January 1907  (Gschwend, Germany)
Former leader of the youth movement of the German Communist Party. Imprisoned by the Nazis in the 1930s, along with her husband Alfred.
[Picture of Lina Haag]


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, 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]


Haig, Douglas
Born 9 March 1920  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Child actor of the 1920s and 30s. Died in February 2011 but no obit.
[Picture of Douglas Haig]


Halim Of Kedah, Abdul
Born 28 November 1927  (Alor Star, Kedah, Malaysia)
Sultan of Kedah since 1958. Served as the elected monarch of Malaysia from 1970-75.
[Picture of Abdul Halim Of Kedah]


Hall, Albert P.
Born 10 November 1937  (Boothton, Alabama, USA)
American character actor, best known as Chief Phillips in 'Apocalypse Now'.
[Picture of Albert P. Hall]


Hall, John
Born 21 March 1933  (Ashington, Northumberland, England)
Businessman and former majority shareholder of Newcastle United FC.
[Picture of John Hall]


Hall, Michael C.
Born 1 February 1971  (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)
Actor. Star of the rather dubious TV series 'Dexter' about a serial killer who happens to kill other murderers. Yeah, right, like that'll get you off...
[Picture of Michael C. 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, 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]


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]


Hamed, "Prince" Naseem
Born 12 February 1974  (Sheffield, England)
Former World Featherweight Champion, defeated only once in his professional career. Rather cocky for a boxer an' that's sayin' summat!
[Picture of


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


Hamilton, Guy
Born 16 September 1922  (Paris, France)
French-born British filmmaker, who worked with Carol Reed on 'The Third Man', before having a successful career as a director, particularly of the James Bond films.
[Picture of Guy Hamilton]


Hamilton, Richard Richard Hamilton is no longer with us
Born 24 February 1922  (Pimlico, London, England)

Died 13 September 2011  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
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, Albert
Born 18 May 1944  (London, England)
Singer, songwriter & guitarist.
[Picture of Albert 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.]


Hancock, Herbie
Born 12 April 1940  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Seminal jazz pianist and bandleader who was instrumental in mixing other genres such as soul and funk as well as crossing over in to mainstream pop with the hit single 'Rockit' in 1983.
[Picture of Herbie Hancock]


Hannan, Philip M. Philip M. Hannan is no longer with us
Born 20 May 1913  (Washington, D.C., USA)

Died 29 September 2011  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Former Archbishop of New Orleans from 1965-1988.
[Picture of Philip M. Hannan]


Haqqani, Sirajuddin
Born in Afghanistan  (exact date unknown)
Afghan warlord. Born between 1973 and 1977.
[Picture of Sirajuddin Haqqani]


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]


Hardegen, Reinhard
Born 18 March 1913  (Bremen, Germany)
German U-Boat captain, responsible for the sinking of 22 Allied ships in World War Two. You've sunk my battleship!
[Picture of Reinhard Hardegen]


Hardiman, Terrence
Born 6 April 1937  (Forest Gate, London, England)
Actor, known for his role as 'The Demon Headmaster'
[Picture of Terrence Hardiman]


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


Harding, Tonya
Born 12 November 1970  (Vancouver, Washington, USA)
Former ice-skater who collaborated 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]


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


Hardy, Matt
Born 23 September 1974  (Cameron, North Carolina, USA)
Professional wrestler, best known for his tag team with his brother Jeff.
[Picture of Matt Hardy]


Hardy, Robert
Born 29 October 1925  (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England)
Veteran actor, best known as the vet Siegfried Farnon in 1970s TV drama 'All Creatures Great and Small', as well as playing Winston Churchill on many occasions.
[Picture of Robert Hardy]


Hardy, Ronald
Born 16 November 1919  (place of birth unknown)
Novelist and screenwriter. Apparently died in 1991 so no points will be awarded…
[Picture of Ronald Hardy]


Harman, Harriet
Born 30 July 1950  (Marylebone, London, England)
Deputy leader of the Labour Party since 2007.
[Picture of Harriet Harman]


Harper, Gerald
Born 15 February 1929  (London, England)
Actor, known for his titular roles in 'Adam Adamant Lives' and 'Hadleigh'.
[Picture of Gerald Harper]


Harper, Roy
Born 12 June 1941  (Rusholme, Manchester, England)
Quirky folk singer. Provided the vocals to 'Have A Cigar' from Pink Floyd's classic 1975 album, 'Wish You Were Here'.
[Picture of Roy Harper]


Harrell, Rob
Date and place of birth unknown
Cartoonist and illustrator.
[Picture of Rob Harrell]


Harrington, Rod
Born 30 December 1957  (Boreham, Essex, England)
Darts player. Runner-up in the PDC World Championship in 1995.
[Picture of Rod Harrington]


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 over 80, as he still looks and sounds the same as ever.
[Picture of Rolf Harris]


Harrison, Jim
Born 11 December 1937  (Grayling, Michigan, USA)
Poet, screenwriter and essayist.
[Picture of Jim 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]


Harte, Michelle
Date and place of birth unknown
Irish woman who had to go to Britain to get an abortion after she discovered that she was pregnant when being treated for cancer.
[Picture of Michelle Harte]


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, David
Born 7 February 1948  (Leeds, England)
Former Leeds United and Scotland international goalkeeper.
[Picture of David Harvey]


Harvey, Neil
Born 8 August 1928  (Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia)
Long running top order batsman for the Australian international cricket team.
[Picture of Neil Harvey]


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 Herbert A Hauptman is no longer with us
Born 14 February 1917  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 23 October 2011  (Baffalo, New York, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Mathematician & chemist, won Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1985.
[Picture of Herbert A Hauptman]


Havel, Vaclav Vaclav Havel is no longer with us
Born 5 October 1936  (Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic))

Died 18 December 2011  (Hrádecek, Czech Rep)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
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]


Haw, Brian Brian Haw is no longer with us
Born 7 January 1949  (Woodford Green, London, England)

Died 18 June 2011  (Berlin, Germany)

Age at death: 62  (read death notice)
Man who had a continual vigil outside the Houses of Parliament in protest against the War on Terror. As familiar a sight to tourists these days as Nelson's Column.
[Picture of Brian Haw]


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]


Hay, Errol
Date and place of birth unknown
Career criminal turned supergrass against suspected gangster John Henry Sayers. Unfortunately for him, the case against Sayers collapsed in December 2010. Time for a disguise I reckon...
[Picture of Errol Hay]


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


Hayes, Liam
Date and place of birth unknown
Irish Gaelic footballer who won 2 All-Ireland championships with Meath in the 1980s.
[Picture of Liam Hayes]


Haze, Jonathan
Born 1 April 1929  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor, mostly collaborating with the legendary director Roger Corman on films such as 'The Little Shop of Horrors'.
[Picture of Jonathan Haze]


Head-Maarek, Criquette
Born 6 November 1948  (Marly-le-Roi, France)
France's leading female horse trainer. Trained the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner in 1979.
[Picture of Criquette Head-Maarek]


Healey, Denis
Born 30 August 1917  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
Bushy-eye browed 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]


Healy, Mary
Born 14 April 1918  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Retired film actress.
[Picture of Mary Healy]


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]


Hedley, Jack
Born 28 October 1930  (London, England)
Familar looking actor, who appeared in many TV shows, such as 'Colditz', 'Who Pays the Ferryman?' and 'Only Fools and Horses'.
[Picture of Jack Hedley]


Hee-Hoh, Rhe
Born 21 September 1922  (Seoul, South Korea)
First Lady of South Korea from 1998-2003.
[Picture of Rhe Hee-Hoh]


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 Johannes Heesters is no longer with us
Born 5 December 1903  (Amersfoort, Netherlands)

Died 24 December 2011  (Starnberg, Germany)

Age at death: 108  (read death notice)
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]


Heinrich, Jutta
Born 4 April 1940  (Berlin, Germany)
German author.
[Picture of Jutta Heinrich]


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


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


Henderson, Jordan
Born 17 June 1990  (Sunderland, England)
Young midfielder currently, formerly of Sunderland, now playing for Liverpool FC.
[Picture of Jordan Henderson]


Hendricks, Jon
Born 16 September 1921  (Newark, Ohio, USA)
Legendary scat jazz singer.
[Picture of Jon Hendricks]


Henley, Drewe
Date and place of birth unknown
British actor who appeared in 'Star Wars' before leaving the profession due to manic depression. Not entirely sure why he's in a theme team consisting of smart people, but for sleeping with both Servalan off of Blake's 7 and Felicity Kendall, he deserves respect. Born 1940.
[Picture of Drewe Henley]


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'. Was also in 'Get Carter'.
[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]


Hermans, Susanne
Born 26 August 1919  (Koblenz-Güls, Germany)
Former German Christian Democrat politician. Represented the Rhineland-Palatinian federal parliament from 1951-1983.
[Picture of Susanne Hermans]


Hernandez, Genaro Genaro Hernandez is no longer with us
Born 10 May 1966  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 7 June 2011  (Mission Viejo, California, USA)

Age at death: 45  (read death notice)
Former WBA & WBC Super Featherweight champion, who is now suffering from cancer.
[Picture of Genaro Hernandez]


Herr, Michael
Born in Syracuse, New York, USA  (exact date unknown)
Writer and war correspondent. Co-wrote the script for 'Full Metal Jacket'.
[Picture of Michael Herr]


Herz-Sommer, Alice
Born 26 November 1903  (Prague, Czeh Rep)
Czech piano player, considered the oldest Holocaust survivor in the World.
[Picture of Alice Herz-Sommer]


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


Hewson, Richard Anthony
Born 17 November 1943  (Stockton-on-Tees, Teeside, England)
Music producer with his own group The RAH Band who had hits in the 1970s.
[Picture of Richard Anthony Hewson]


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]


Hideaki Takefusa, Björgólfur
Born 11 May 1980  (Iceland)
Icelandic international footballer of Japanese descent.
[Picture of Björgólfur Hideaki Takefusa]


Hielscher, Margot
Born 29 September 1919  (Berlin, Germany)
Singer who represented West Germany in two consecutive Eurovision Song Contests in the 1950s.
[Picture of Margot Hielscher]


Higgins Clark, Mary
Born 27 December 1927  (New York City, New York, USA)
Highly successful suspense author.
[Picture of Mary Higgins Clark]


Higgins, Sr., John John Higgins, Sr. is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 3 February 2011  (Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland)

Age at death: 67  (read death notice)
Father of former World Snooker Champion, er John Higgins. Born 1943.
[Picture of John Higgins, Sr.]


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, Bette
Date and place of birth unknown
Widow of 1962 & 1968 Formula 1 motor racing champion Graham Hill and mother of 1996 champion Damon.
[Picture of Bette Hill]


Hill, Chris
Date and place of birth unknown
Disc Jockey who had a novelty hit in Christmas 1976 with 'Renta Santa'.
[Picture of Chris Hill]


Hill, Clint
Date and place of birth unknown
Secret Service agent who was in the motorcade at the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Born 1932.
[Picture of Clint Hill]


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, Reginald (Died in 2012)
Born 3 April 1936  (West Hartlepool, Durham, England)
Novelist, creator of the Dalziel and Pascoe series of novels, later adapted by the BBC.
[Picture of Reginald Hill]


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


Hills, Barry
Born 2 April 1937  (place of birth unknown)
Successful horse trainer.
[Picture of Barry Hills]


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. 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]


Hinckley, Jr., John
Born 29 May 1955  (Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA)
Attempted to kill Ronald Reagan in 1981 in a wacky attempt to win Jodie Foster's love. Suffice to say, it didn't work (on both counts), and Hinckley is now a long-term resident in a mental hospital.
[Picture of John Hinckley, Jr.]


Hindle, Madge
Born 19 May 1938  (Blackburn, Lancashire, England)
Character actress who often portrayed slightly stressed women. Was in Coronation Street from 1976-1980.
[Picture of Madge Hindle]


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]


Hipwell, James
Date and place of birth unknown
Financial journalist, jailed in 2005 for share price manipulation. Born 1966.
[Picture of James Hipwell]


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


Hitchens, Christopher Christopher Hitchens is no longer with us
Born 13 April 1949  (Portsmouth, Hampshire, England)

Died 15 December 2011  (Houston, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 62  (read death notice)
Maverick neoconservative journalist and writer, brother of Daily Mail ideologue Peter.
[Picture of Christopher Hitchens]


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]


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


Hodgman, Michael
Born 16 November 1938  (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
Former Australian government minister.
[Picture of Michael Hodgman]


Hodgson, James Day
Born 3 December 1915  (Dawson, Minnesota, USA)
Served in the Nixon administration as Secretary of Labor. Was later Ambassador to Japan under President Ford.
[Picture of James Day Hodgson]


Hodgson, Roy
Born 9 August 1947  (Croydon, London, England)
Journeyman manager who by some fluke, managed to secure the position as manager of Liverpool FC. Sacked 6 months later. Now at Premier League strugglers West Bromwich Albion. Should have stayed at Fulham, Roy...
[Picture of Roy Hodgson]


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 cross-dressing actor 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]


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]


Holly, Bob
Born 29 January 1963  (Mobile, Alabama, USA)
WWE Wrestler known as "Hardcore Holly".
[Picture of Bob Holly]


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)
Respected stage and film actor - played Bilbo Baggins in the 'Lord of the Rings' films and the rather shifty android Ash in the 1979 classic 'Alien'.
[Picture of Ian Holm]


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]


Hook, Peter
Born 13 February 1956  (Broughton, Salford, England)
Distinctive bass player from legendary Manchester bands Joy Division and New Order.
[Picture of Peter Hook]


Hope, Dolores Dolores Hope is no longer with us
Born 27 May 1909  (The Bronx, New York, USA)

Died 19 September 2011  (Toluca Lake, California, USA)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
Former singer and widow of the late Bob Hope, having been married to him for 69 years.
[Picture of Dolores Hope]


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)
Prolific character actor, mostly on sitcoms, including most notably, 'Reginald Perrin' and 'You Rang M'Lord?'. Born 1915.
[Picture of John Horsley]


Houphouët-Boigny, Marie-Thérèse
Date and place of birth unknown
First Lady of the Côte d'Ivoire for a remarkable 33 years, from 1960-93. Born 1931.
[Picture of Marie-Thérèse Houphouët-Boigny]


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]


Howe, Darcus
Born in Trinidad and 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, 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]


Howes, Sally Ann
Born 20 July 1930  (London, England)
Actress, played Truly Scrumptious in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'.
[Picture of Sally Ann Howes]


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


Huckabee, Mike
Born 24 August 1955  (Hope, Arkansas, USA)
Republican governor of Arkansas from 1996-2007. Presidential hopeful in 2008 and may run again in 2012.
[Picture of Mike Huckabee]


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]


Hughes, Geoffrey (Died in 2012)
Born 2 February 1944  (Wallasey, Cheshire, England)
Engaging character actor, best known as Eddie Yeats in 'Coronation Street' and Onslow in 'Keeping Up Appearances'.
[Picture of Geoffrey Hughes]


Hume, John
Born 18 January 1937  (Londonderry, Northern Ireland)
Former leader of the SDLP and joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998. In 2010 was voted 'Ireland's Greatest' person, despite being born in Northern Ireland.
[Picture of John Hume]


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]


Hunt, Jeremy
Born 1 November 1966  (Godalming, Surrey, England)
Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport in the new Con-Dem administration. Victim of an infamous, possibly Freudian slip on Radio 4's 'Today' programme by presenter James Naughtie.
[Picture of Jeremy Hunt]


Hunt, Linda
Born 12 April 1945  (Morristown, New Jersey, USA)
Actress, first ever to win an Oscar for playing the opposite sex, as the male photographer in 'The Year of Living Dangerously'.
[Picture of Linda Hunt]


Hunt, Marsha
Born 17 October 1917  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Blacklisted Hollywood actress.
[Picture of Marsha Hunt]


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 Ferlin Husky is no longer with us
Born 3 December 1925  (Flat River, Missouri, USA)

Died 17 March 2011  (Westmoreland, Tennessee, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Country-pop singer, very popular in the 1950s.
[Picture of Ferlin Husky]


Hussein, Waris
Born 9 December 1938  (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India)
Television and film director. Directed the first ever 'Doctor Who' serial in 1963.
[Picture of Waris Hussein]


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]


Hutchison, Tommy
Born 22 September 1947  (Cardenden, Scotland)
Former Scotland international midfielder. Scored for both Manchester City and Tottenham Hostpur in the 1981 FA Cup final, while playing for the former.
[Picture of Tommy Hutchison]


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


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


Hyuna, (singer)
Born 6 June 1992  (Seoul, South Korea)
Singer and member of Korean girl group 4minute.
[Picture of (singer) Hyuna]

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