Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2012: H


Haag, Lina
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. Died in June 2012 but no obit.
[Picture of Lina Haag]


Habeler, Peter
Born 22 July 1942  (place of birth unknown)
Austrian mountaineer.
[Picture of Peter Habeler]


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


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 Larry Hagman is no longer with us
Born 21 September 1931  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)

Died 23 November 2012  (Dallas, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
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]


Haiu, Kurtis
Born 14 July 1984  (Whangarei, New Zealand)
New Zealand rugby union player.
[Picture of Kurtis Haiu]


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, Daryl
Born 11 October 1946  (Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA)
Singer & songwriter, one half of Hall & Oates.
[Picture of Daryl 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]


Hall, Tom T.
Born 25 May 1936  (Olive Hill, Kentucky, USA)
Bluegrass singer and songwriter.
[Picture of Tom T. Hall]


Hall, Wes
Born 12 September 1937  (Glebe Land, St. Michael, Barbados)
Excellent former West Indies cricketer.
[Picture of Wes Hall]


Hall, Willie
Born 8 August 1950  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
Drummer, best remembered for his drumming in 'The Blues Brothers'.
[Picture of Willie 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]


Halprin, Anna
Born 13 July 1920  (place of birth unknown)
Experimental dancer. Diagnosed with colon cancer in 1972 but still with us...
[Picture of Anna Halprin]


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


Hambling, Gerry (Died in 2013)
Born in Croydon, Surrey, England  (exact date unknown)
Film editor largely in collaboration with director Alan Parker. Born 1926.
[Picture of Gerry Hambling]


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, 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, 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]


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.]


Hamrick, Chris
Born 21 October 1966  (Mooresboro, North Carolina, USA)
Former wrestler who attempted suicide in 2010.
[Picture of Chris Hamrick]


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]


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


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]


Hansen, Stan
Born 29 August 1949  (Knox City, Texas, USA)
Wrestler, who was also popular in Japan.
[Picture of Stan Hansen]


Hanson, Pauline
Born 27 May 1954  (Brisbane, Australia)
Australian politician.
[Picture of Pauline Hanson]


Haqqani, Jalaluddin
Born in Paktia Province, Afghanistan  (exact date unknown)
Leader of the Haqqani network of insurgents fighting against the US/Nato presence in Afghanistan. Born 1950.
[Picture of Jalaluddin Haqqani]


Hara, Setsuko
Born 17 June 1920  (Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan)
Veteran Japanese film actress.
[Picture of Setsuko Hara]


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]


Harareet, Haya
Born 20 September 1931  (Haifa, Israel)
Israeli actress who played Esther in the epic film 'Ben Hur'.
[Picture of Haya   Harareet]


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, 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]


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]


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


Harnden, Arthur
Born 20 May 1924  (place of birth unknown)
Former athlete and part of the US 4x400m team that won gold in the 1948 Olympic games.
[Picture of Arthur Harnden]


Harper, Charlie
Born 25 May 1944  (London, England)
Singer with punk rockers UK Subs.
[Picture of Charlie Harper]


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]


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


Harris, Fred
Born in Monmouthshire, Wales  (exact date unknown)
TV presenter and comic actor.
[Picture of Fred Harris]


Harris, James
Born 28 May 1950  (Senatobia, Mississippi, USA)
Retired wrestler, best known as Kamala.
[Picture of James Harris]


Harris, Jean Jean Harris is no longer with us
Born 27 April 1923  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)

Died 23 December 2012  (New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Woman convicted in 1981 for the murder of her lover, cardiologist Dr. Herman Tarnover.
[Picture of Jean 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 in his 80s, as he still looks and sounds the same as ever.
[Picture of Rolf Harris]


Harrison, Harry Harry Harrison is no longer with us
Born 12 March 1925  (Stamford, Connecticut, USA)

Died 15 August 2012  (Brighton, England)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Sci-fi author.
[Picture of Harry Harrison]


Harrison, Jerome
Born 26 February 1983  (Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA)
American footballer.
[Picture of Jerome Harrison]


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


Harry, Debbie
Born 1 July 1945  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Lead singer of Blondie.
[Picture of Debbie Harry]


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, Doris
Born 20 June 1925  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Retired tennis player, winner of 6 Grand Slam tournaments in the 1940s/50s.
[Picture of Doris Hart]


Hart, Freddie
Born 21 December 1926  (Loachapoka, Alabama, USA)
American country and gospel musician and songwriter.
[Picture of Freddie Hart]


Hart, Jimmy
Born 1 January 1944  (Jackson, Mississippi, USA)
Professional wrestling manager of the likes of Hulk Hogan known as "The Mouth of the South".
[Picture of Jimmy 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]


Harwood, Ronald
Born 9 November 1934  (Cape Town, South Africa)
Author, playwright and screenwriter - wrote 'The Pianist'.
[Picture of Ronald Harwood]


Hass, Hans (Died in 2013)
Born 23 January 1919  (Vienna, Austria)
Diver and documentarist.
[Picture of Hans Hass]


Hassel, Sven Sven Hassel is no longer with us
Born 19 April 1917  (Frederiksborg, Denmark)

Died 21 September 2012  (Barcelona, Spain)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
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]


Hatton, Ricky
Born 6 October 1978  (Stockport, Cheshire, England)
Boxer, former light welterweight champion of the World.
[Picture of Ricky Hatton]


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]


Havens, Richie (Died in 2013)
Born 21 January 1941  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Folk singer who opened the Woodstock festival in 1969.
[Picture of Richie Havens]


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


Hayer, Talmadge
Born in Hackensack, New Jersey, USA  (exact date unknown)
One of the gunmen who assassinated Malcolm X. Born 1941.
[Picture of Talmadge Hayer]


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]


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]


Hayes, Wade
Born 20 April 1969  (Bethel Acres, Oklahoma, USA)
Country music singer.
[Picture of Wade Hayes]


Haynes, Billy Jack
Born 10 July 1953  (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Retired professional wrestler.
[Picture of Billy Jack Haynes]


Hayward, Jack
Born 14 June 1923  (Wolverhampton, England)
Former owner of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.
[Picture of Jack Hayward]


Haze, Daizee
Born 11 May 1983  (Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA)
Female wrestler and fitness coach.
[Picture of Daizee Haze]


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]


Headon, Topper
Born 30 May 1955  (Bromley, Kent, England)
Drummer, best remembered for his time in The Clash.
[Picture of Topper Headon]


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]


Heath, David
Born 16 February 1969  (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA)
Wrestler and porn director. Well it pays the rent I suppose..
[Picture of David Heath]


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]


Hechler, Ken
Born 20 September 1914  (Roslyn, New York, USA)
Former US Democrat representative for West Virginia.
[Picture of Ken Hechler]


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]


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]


Henderson, Ian
Born 31 October 1918  (place of birth unknown)
Scottish rugby union international.
[Picture of Ian Henderson]


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


Hendry, Colin
Born 7 December 1965  (Keith, Scotland)
Former Blackburn Rovers and Scotland central defender.
[Picture of Colin Hendry]


Henriksen, Tage
Born 8 April 1925  (Rosklide, Denmark)
Competed in the 1948 Olympic Games, won a rowing gold medal.
[Picture of Tage Henriksen]


Henry, Ron
Born 17 August 1934  (London, England)
Former Tottenham Hotspur footballer and member of their famous "Double" winning side in 1961.
[Picture of Ron 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]


Hepburn, Dee
Born 7 November 1961  (Airdrie, Scotland)
Scottish actress, star of cult classic 'Gregory's Girl'.
[Picture of Dee Hepburn]


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]


Herc, Kool
Born 16 April 1955  (Kingston, Jamaica)
Disc jockey credited as one of the first exponents of hip hop. Born Clive Campbell.
[Picture of Kool Herc]


Herd, David
Born 15 April 1934  (Hamilton, Scotland)
Former Scottish football international who played for Manchester United and Arsenal.
[Picture of David Herd]


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


Hernandez, Melba
Born 28 July 1921  (Cruces, Las Villas, Cuba)
Cuban politician and diplomat who was involved in the Moncada Barracks attack in 1953 which ultimately led to the Cuban Revolution of 1959.
[Picture of Melba  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]


Herzog, Maurice Maurice Herzog is no longer with us
Born 15 January 1919  (Lyon, France)

Died 14 December 2012  (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
French mountaineer. Held the record of climbing the highest distance before Edmund Hillary's successful climb of Everest in 1953.
[Picture of Maurice Herzog]


Herzog, Whitey
Born 9 November 1931  (New Athens, Illinois, USA)
Former baseball player and coach
[Picture of Whitey Herzog]


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]


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]


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


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, 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 Henry Hill is no longer with us
Born 11 June 1943  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Died 12 June 2012  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
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, Reginald Reginald Hill is no longer with us
Born 3 April 1936  (West Hartlepool, Durham, England)

Died 12 January 2012  (Cumbria, England)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
Novelist, creator of the Dalziel and Pascoe series of novels, later adapted by the BBC.
[Picture of Reginald Hill]


Hill, Richard
Born 23 May 1973  (Dormansland, Surrey, England)
Former England rugby international.
[Picture of Richard Hill]


Hill, Vince
Born 16 April 1937  (Coventry, England)
Big Band singer. According to his website, he is "instantly recognised as one of Britain's best-known and most successful singing stars", but frankly we wouldn't know him if we fell over him.
[Picture of Vince Hill]


Hillenbrand, Laura
Born 15 May 1967  (Fairfax, Virginia, USA)
Author, writer of 'Seabiscuit: An American Legend' which was later adapted for film.
[Picture of Laura Hillenbrand]


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]


Hines, Barry
Born 30 June 1939  (Barnsley, Yorkshire, England)
Author of 'A Kestrel for a Knave' which was later adapted for film.
[Picture of Barry Hines]


Hines, Frazer
Born 22 September 1944  (Horsforth, Yorkshire, England)
Actor who is best known as Jamie McCrimmon in 'Doctor Who' and Joe Sugden in 'Emmerdale Farm'.
[Picture of Frazer Hines]


Hines, Ronald
Born 20 June 1929  (London, England)
Long serving British Actor on TV.
[Picture of Ronald Hines]


Hingis, Martina
Born 30 September 1980  (Hurden, Switzerland)
Former grand slam winning, coke dabbling tennis star.
[Picture of Martina Hingis]


Hinsliff, Geoffrey
Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Actor best known as Don Brennan from 'Coronation Street'. Born 1937.
[Picture of Geoffrey Hinsliff]


Hinton, Craig
Born 24 August 1988  (Ashford, Middlesex, England)
Young golfer who had a horrendous debut at the Open golf Championship in 2011, carding a second round 29 over par.
[Picture of Craig Hinton]


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


Hoare, Iorworth
Date and place of birth unknown
Convicted rapist who won £7m in the National Lottery in 2004 when on day release from prison. Born 1952.
[Picture of Iorworth Hoare]


Hobbs, Jock Jock Hobbs is no longer with us
Born 15 February 1960  (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Died 13 March 2012  (Wellington, New Zealand)

Age at death: 52  (read death notice)
Former rugby All Black flanker and current chairman of New Zealand Rugby Union.
[Picture of Jock Hobbs]


Hobsbawm, Eric Eric Hobsbawm is no longer with us
Born 9 June 1917  (Alexandria, Egypt)

Died 1 October 2012  (London, England)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
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]


Hodel, Donald
Born 23 May 1935  (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Cabinet member in the Reagan era.
[Picture of Donald Hodel]


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 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]


Hoggart, Simon
Born 26 May 1946  (Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England)
Guardian journalist and broadcaster. Son of sociologist Richard.
[Picture of Simon 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]


Holland, Eddie
Born 30 October 1939  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Songwriter who started out as a singer before forming the famous songwriting partnership Holland-Dozier-Holland.
[Picture of Eddie Holland]


Holland, Jeffrey
Born 17 July 1946  (Walsall, Staffordshire, England)
Actor, best remembered as Spike in hit 1980s sitcom 'Hi-de-Hi'.
[Picture of Jeffrey Holland]


Hollingsworth, Mike
Date and place of birth unknown
TV executive once married to presenter Anne Diamond. Born 1946.
[Picture of Mike Hollingsworth]


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]


Hollins, Chris
Born 20 March 1971  (London, England)
TV presenter son of former Chelsea and Arsenal footballer John.
[Picture of Chris Hollins]


Hollis, Crispian
Born 17 November 1936  (Bristol, England)
Roman catholic Bishop of Portsmouth since 1987.
[Picture of Crispian Hollis]


Holm, Celeste Celeste Holm is no longer with us
Born 29 April 1917  (New York, New York, USA)

Died 15 July 2012  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Film actress: 'All About Eve', 'Gentleman's Agreement' etc.
[Picture of Celeste Holm]


Holness, Bob Bob Holness is no longer with us
Born 12 November 1928  (Vryheid, Natal, South Africa)

Died 6 January 2012  (London, England)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
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]


Honnold, Alex
Born 17 August 1985  (Sacramento, California, USA)
American wall-climber.
[Picture of Alex Honnold]


Honore, Jean Marcel (Died in 2013)
Born 13 August 1930  (Saint-Brice-en-Coglès, France)
French Roman catholic cardinal.
[Picture of Jean Marcel Honore]


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


Horsfall, Bernard (Died in 2013)
Born 20 November 1930  (Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire,England)
Actor. Made four memorable appearances in 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of Bernard Horsfall]


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


Horta Osório, António
Born 28 January 1964  (Lisbon, Portugal)
Chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group.
[Picture of António Horta Osório]


Houllier, Gérard
Born 3 September 1947  (Therouanne, France)
An undistinguished football player who has nevertheless become a successful manager, running the French national side, taking Paris St Germain (and later Olympique Lyonnais) to the French league title, and leading Liverpool to various trophies in the early Noughties.
[Picture of Gérard Houllier]


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


Houston, Whitney Whitney Houston is no longer with us
Born 9 August 1963  (East Orange, New Jersey, USA)

Died 11 February 2012  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)

Age at death: 48  (read death notice)
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. Properly reported dead in February 2012.
[Picture of Whitney Houston]


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]


Howard, Ron
Born 1 March 1954  (Duncan, Oklahoma, USA)
Actor-turned successful film director.
[Picture of Ron Howard]


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


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, Don
Born 12 October 1935  (Springfield, Wolverhampton, England)
Old-fashioned coach of England football team in the Bobby Robson era. Also managed Arsenal.
[Picture of Don 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]


Howell, David
Born 18 January 1936  (London, England)
Currently a Minister of State in the coalition government but was a member of Margaret Thatcher's government in the 1980s.
[Picture of David Howell]


Howell, Peter
Date and place of birth unknown
Veteran actor.
[Picture of Peter Howell]


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


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]


Hudis, Norman
Born 27 July 1923  (London, England)
Screenwriter of the early 'Carry On' films.
[Picture of Norman Hudis]


Huelkenberg, Nico
Born 19 August 1987  (Emmerich am Rhein, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
German racing driver.
[Picture of Nico Huelkenberg]


Hughes, Geoffrey Geoffrey Hughes is no longer with us
Born 2 February 1944  (Wallasey, Cheshire, England)

Died 27 July 2012  (Isle of Wight, England)

Age at death: 68  (read death notice)
Engaging character actor, best known as Eddie Yeats in 'Coronation Street' and Onslow in 'Keeping Up Appearances'.
[Picture of Geoffrey Hughes]


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


Humble, Kate
Born 12 December 1968  (London, England)
Perky presenter of TV's 'Springwatch' and 'Autumnwatch'.
[Picture of Kate Humble]


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]


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]


Hurll, Michael Michael Hurll is no longer with us
Born 7 October 1936  (London, England)

Died 18 September 2012  (London, England)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
Former TV producer of 'Top of the Pops' and 'The Two Ronnies' amongst others.
[Picture of Michael Hurll]


Hurt, John
Born 22 January 1940  (Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England)
Actor - 'A Man For All Seasons', 'I, Claudius', 'The Elephant Man', etc etc.
[Picture of John Hurt]


Hussain, Nasser
Born 28 March 1968  (Madras, India)
Former England cricket captain who arguably sparked their revival to eventually become the World's best test side at present.
[Picture of Nasser Hussain]


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]


Huxley, Andrew Andrew Huxley is no longer with us
Born 22 November 1917  (Hampstead, London, England)

Died 30 May 2012  (Cambridge, England)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Nobel Prize-winning physiologist and biophysicist.
[Picture of Andrew Huxley]


Hyland, Sister DeChantal
Born 7 October 1906  (Nazareth, Texas, USA)
Ancient Nun, whose only fame to claim is she's old. Died in February 2012 but no obit.
[Picture of Sister DeChantal Hyland]


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

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