Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2014: H


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]


Haggerty, Ben
Born 19 June 1983  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
A.K.A. Macklemore, US rapper and hip-hop artist.
[Picture of Ben Haggerty]


Hagon, Garrick
Born 27 September 1939  (London, England)
Best known as Biggs Darklighter from 'Star Wars' - Darklighter was Luke Skywalker's best pal that became a pilot.
[Picture of Garrick Hagon]


Hague, William
Born 26 March 1961  (Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England)
Current Foreign Secretary and former, beleagured, leader of the Conserative Party (1997-2001).
[Picture of William Hague]


Haitink, Bernard
Born 4 March 1929  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Dutch violinst and conductor.
[Picture of Bernard Haitink]


Håkansson, Kicki
Born in Sweden  (exact date unknown)
Swedish beauty queen, the first to win "Miss World" in 1951. Born 1929. Reported to have died back in 2011…
[Picture of Kicki Håkansson]


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'. Jailed in 2013 for a series of sex crimes.
[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, Tony
Born 3 March 1951  (Birkenhead, Wirral, England)
Director-General of the BBC since 2013. Was previously CEO of the Royal Opera House.
[Picture of Tony 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]


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


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, Tom
Born 31 December 1951  (Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA)
Bassist with rock band Aerosmith.
[Picture of Tom Hamilton]


Hamm-Brücher, Hildegard
Born 11 May 1921  (Essen, Germany)
German politician. Former member of the FDP and was their presidential candidate in 1994. Left the party in 2002.
[Picture of Hildegard Hamm-Brücher]


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.]


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


Haniyeh, Ismail
Born 29 January 1948  (Al-Shati, Gaza, Palestine)
Prime Minister of Palestine and member of Hamas. Born Jan 1963.
[Picture of Ismail Haniyeh]


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


Hannigan, Lisa
Born 12 February 1981  (Kilcloon, Co. Meath, Rep of Ireland)
Singer and songwriter, best known for her indie rock songs.
[Picture of Lisa Hannigan]


Hansen, Alan
Born 13 June 1955  (Sauchie, Scotland)
Former Liverpool and Scotland defender turned miserably dour TV pundit. Will retire from the BBC in 2014.
[Picture of Alan Hansen]


Hansen, Thor
Born 23 June 1947  (Oslo, Norway)
Top poker player, one of Norway's best. Has terminal cancer.
[Picture of Thor Hansen]


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]


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


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, Marguerite
Born 29 May 1950  (London, England)
Actress on British TV, including 'Robin's Nest' and 'Sorry!'.
[Picture of Marguerite Hardiman]


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


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


Harmer, John L.
Born 29 April 1934  (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)
Former state senator and Lt. Governor of California from 1974-1975.
[Picture of John L. Harmer]


Haroun, Mahamat Saleh
Born in Abeche, Chad  (exact date unknown)
Film director from Chad, long-based in France. His film won a prize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and he is now one of the judges in the event. Born 1961.
[Picture of Mahamat Saleh Haroun]


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]


Harper, Valerie
Born 22 August 1939  (Suffern, New York, USA)
Actress best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern in 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' and it's spin-off 'Rhoda', which was always shown last thing at night on BBC1 in the 1980s.
[Picture of Valerie Harper]


Harrell, Rob
Born in Bloomington, Indiana, USA  (exact date unknown)
Cartoonist and illustrator. Born 1968.
[Picture of Rob Harrell]


Harris, Alwen
Date and place of birth unknown
Wife of Rolf, a sculptor in her own right, who has been badly affected by her husband's legal problems in the last year or so. Born 1934.
[Picture of Alwen Harris]


Harris, Estelle
Born 4 April 2028  (New York City, New York, USA)
Voice and TV actress. Mrs Potato Head in 'Toy Story', although is also known for her role in Seinfeld.
[Picture of Estelle Harris]


Harris, Rolf
Born 30 March 1930  (Perth, Western Australia, Australia)
Cartoonist, TV presenter, singer, wobble-board player and general cult hero, whose reputation has been completely destroyed after being sent down in 2014 for over 5 years for a series of indecent assaults.
[Picture of Rolf Harris]


Harris, Ron "Chopper"
Born 13 November 1944  (London, England)
Legendary hard-as-nails Chelsea defender when football was football.
[Picture of Ron


Harris, Wee Willie
Born 25 March 1933  (Bermondsey, London, England)
Rock and Roll singer, popular in the early days of the genre's explosion onto the pop charts.
[Picture of Wee Willie 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]


Hart, Brian Brian Hart is no longer with us
Born 7 September 1936  (Enfield, London, England)

Died 5 January 2014  (Epping, Essex, England)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
British racing driver and engineer.
[Picture of Brian Hart]


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, Joe
Born 19 April 1987  (Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England)
Manchester City and England's number one goalkeeper.
[Picture of Joe Hart]


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


Harvey, Anthony
Born 3 June 1931  (London, England)
Film director and editor, best known for the Oscar-winning 1968 film 'The Lion In Winter'.
[Picture of Anthony Harvey]


Harvey, Jean
Born 20 April 1930  (Birmingham, England)
Actress from 1960s soap 'Compact'. Died in November 2013 so no points...
[Picture of Jean 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]


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


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]


Hatch, Orrin
Born 22 March 1934  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Senior US Senator, who represents Utah.
[Picture of Orrin Hatch]


Hatchell, Sylvia
Born 28 February 1952  (Gastonia, North Carolina, USA)
Basketball coach in the US, coach of the University of Carolina.
[Picture of Sylvia Hatchell]


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]


Haughton, Diane
Date and place of birth unknown
Mother of the late actress/singer Aaliyah, who now has terminal cancer. Born 1951.
[Picture of Diane Haughton]


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]


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


Hawking, Stephen
Born 8 January 1942  (Oxford, England)
Diagnosed with 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'.
[Picture of Stephen Hawking]


Hawkins, Graham
Born 5 March 1946  (Darlaston, West Midlands, England)
Former Wolves manager and player, also played for Preston and Blackburn Rovers.
[Picture of Graham Hawkins]


Haydon-Jones, Ann
Born 7 October 1938  (Birmingham, England)
Better known as Ann Jones, former British tennis player. Won the Wimbledon Ladies singles championship in 1969.
[Picture of Ann Haydon-Jones]


Hayek, Salma
Born 2 September 1966  (Coatzacoalcos, Mexico)
Sultry film actress.
[Picture of Salma Hayek]


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


Hayes, Billie
Born 11 April 1932  (Du Quoin, Illinois, USA)
Probably best known as Witchi-poo in 'H R Pufnstuf'. Now runs an animal rescue organisation.
[Picture of Billie Hayes]


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


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


Haynes, Marques
Born 4 October 1926  (Sand Springs, Oklahoma, USA)
Basketball player, key member of the legendary Harlem Globetrotters.
[Picture of Marques Haynes]


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]


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


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


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


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


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


Heigl, Katherine
Born 24 November 1978  (Washington D.C., USA)
TV and film actress, best known for playing Izzy Stevens in 'Grey's Anatomy'.
[Picture of Katherine Heigl]


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


Heine Miller, Bobbie
Born 4 December 1909  (Greytown, Natal, South Africa)
Tennis player, once ranked No. 5 in the World. Won the 1927 French Open doubles title.
[Picture of Bobbie Heine Miller]


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]


Helberg, Simon
Born 9 December 1980  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Best known as Howard in the cult hit 'The Big Bang Theory' along with other TV shows.
[Picture of Simon Helberg]


Helmond, Katherine
Born 5 July 2029  (Galveston, Texas, USA)
Highly regarded US stage, film and TV actress best known for role in 'Soap'.
[Picture of Katherine Helmond]


Henderson, Florence
Born 14 February 1934  (Dale, Indiana, USA)
US Actress, best known for her role as Carol Brady in 'The Brady Bunch'.
[Picture of Florence Henderson]


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


Henley, Drewe
Date and place of birth unknown
Actor who appeared in 'Star Wars' before leaving the profession due to manic depression. Knocked off both Felicity Kendall and Servalan off of 'Blake's 7' thus earning respect. Born 1940.
[Picture of Drewe Henley]


Henry, Buck
Born 9 December 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
Film screenwriter, director and in his earlier days, actor. Twice nominated for an Academy Award.
[Picture of Buck Henry]


Henry, Clarence "Frogman"
Born 19 March 1937  (Algiers, Louisiana, USA)
R&B singer and pianist.
[Picture of Clarence


Henry, Pierre
Born 9 December 2027  (Paris, France)
French composer, pioneer of electronic music.
[Picture of Pierre Henry]


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]


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]


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]


Herr, Michael
Born 13 April 1940  (Syracuse, New York, USA)
Writer and war correspondent. Co-wrote the script for 'Full Metal Jacket'.
[Picture of Michael Herr]


Herzog, Roman
Born 5 April 1934  (Landshut, Bavaria, Germany)
German Federal President from 1994-1999.
[Picture of Roman Herzog]


Herz-Sommer, Alice Alice Herz-Sommer is no longer with us
Born 26 November 1903  (Prague, Czech Rep)

Died 23 February 2014  (London, England)

Age at death: 110  (read death notice)
Czech-born piano player, considered the oldest Holocaust survivor in the World.
[Picture of Alice Herz-Sommer]


Hesburgh, Theodore
Born 25 May 1917  (Syracuse, New York, USA)
Priest and theologian.
[Picture of Theodore Hesburgh]


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


Heywood, Anne
Born 11 December 1932  (Birmingham, England)
Beauty queen, turned actress, who had a few major films and TV shows to her credit, but long since retired.
[Picture of Anne Heywood]


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, 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, Eric Eric Hill is no longer with us
Born 7 July 1927  (London, England)

Died 6 June 2014  (California, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Children's author best known for the creation of Spot the Dog.
[Picture of Eric Hill]


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


Hiller, Arthur
Born 22 November 1923  (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
Award-winning film director, who directed 'Tobruk', 'The Out-of-Towners' and 'Love Story' amongst others.
[Picture of Arthur Hiller]


Hills, Barry
Born 2 April 1937  (Worcester, England)
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 winJodie 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]


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]


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


Hirst, Damien
Born 7 June 1965  (Bristol, England)
Controversial but arguably brilliant conceptual artist.
[Picture of Damien Hirst]


Hitchcock, Patricia
Born 7 July 1928  (London, England)
Daughter of Alfred Hitchcock, who appeared in his films as a youngster, before turning to film production.
[Picture of Patricia Hitchcock]


Hitchens, Peter
Born 28 October 1951  (Sliema, Malta)
Pompous Daily Mail journalist, younger brother of Christopher Hitchens. Born in Malta. Bloody foreigners, they come here…
[Picture of Peter Hitchens]


Ho, Fred Fred Ho is no longer with us
Born 10 August 1957  (Palo Alto, California, USA)

Died 12 April 2014  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 56  (read death notice)
Jazz baritone saxophonist.
[Picture of Fred Ho]


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


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. Then by some other fluke became England manager in 2012.
[Picture of Roy Hodgson]


Hoeness, Uli
Born 5 January 1952  (Ulm, Germany)
Former footballer, turned CEO of Bayern Munich, turned tax evader and jailbird in 2014.
[Picture of Uli Hoeness]


Hoffman, Dustin
Born 8 August 1937  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Diminutive actor. 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]


Hoffman, Philip Seymour Philip Seymour Hoffman is no longer with us
Born 23 July 1967  (Fairport, New York, USA)

Died 2 February 2014  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 46  (read death notice)
Acclaimed actor in films such as 'Boogie Nights' and 'Magnolia' amongst others. Died of a drug overdose in February 2014.
[Picture of Philip Seymour Hoffman]


Hoffmann, Robert
Born 30 August 1939  (Salzburg, Austria)
Actor, best remembered for 'The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe', where he played the title role.
[Picture of Robert Hoffmann]


Hogan, Hulk
Born 11 August 1953  (Augusta, Georgia, USA)
Born Terry Gene Bollea. Former professional wrestler who for a time inexplicably became a film star.
[Picture of Hulk Hogan]


Hoggart, Richard Richard Hoggart is no longer with us
Born 24 September 1918  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)

Died 10 April 2014  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
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]


Hollande, Georges Gustave
Born 9 May 1923  (Rouen, France)
Father of hapless French President Francois Hollande.
[Picture of Georges Gustave Hollande]


Hollingdale, Paul
Born 30 March 1938  (Brighton, Sussex, England)
Former radio presenter, who was the first voice ever heard on Radio 2.
[Picture of Paul Hollingdale]


Hollings, Ernest
Born 1 January 1922  (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)
Former US Senator for South Carolina from 1966-2005.
[Picture of Ernest Hollings]


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]


Hollom, Philip
Born 9 June 1912  (Bickley, Kent, England)
Noted ornithologist, who has written many books on the subject.
[Picture of Philip Hollom]


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, James
Born 13 December 1987  (San Diego, California, USA)
Weird but sadly, deranged nutter who killed 12 people in a shooting spree at a cinema in Aurora, Colorado in 2012.
[Picture of James Holmes]


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]


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


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


Horsley, John John Horsley is no longer with us
Born 21 July 1920  (Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England)

Died 12 January 2014  (London, England)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Prolific character actor, mostly on sitcoms, including most notably, 'Reginald Perrin' and 'You Rang M'Lord?'.
[Picture of John Horsley]


Hoskins, Bob Bob Hoskins is no longer with us
Born 26 October 1942  (Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England)

Died 29 April 2014  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
Actor, who has cornered the market in playing short-arse Cockney geezers.
[Picture of Bob Hoskins]


Houghton, Shep
Born 4 June 1914  (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)
Actor and dancer, an extra who appeared in 'Gone With the Wind', 'Show Boat' and 'Hello Dolly', amongst others.
[Picture of Shep Houghton]


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


Howard, Kirsty
Born 22 September 1995  (Manchester, England)
Born with a heart defect, has survived long enough to be considered for the DDP again, now that's she's old enough to be eligible…
[Picture of Kirsty 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 26 February 1943  (Moruga, Victoria, Trinidad and Tobago)
Controversial broadcaster, writer and activist. If he was to die this year, he'd probably blame Whitey.
[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
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Veteran actor. Born 1919.
[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]


Hubbard, Edward L.
Born 18 May 1938  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
Former US Air Force colonel, who later wrote and painted about his experiences. Best known for being a long-time POW during the Vietnam War.
[Picture of Edward L. Hubbard]


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]


Hudson, Ann
Date and place of birth unknown
Grandmother of pop star Katy Perry. Born c.1921.
[Picture of Ann Hudson]


Hughes, Gregg "Opie"
Born 23 May 1963  (Long Island, New York, USA)
US Radio host, one part of Opie and Anthony.
[Picture of Gregg


Hughes, Kathleen
Born 14 November 1928  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Actress in film and TV.
[Picture of Kathleen Hughes]


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


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, William
Born 13 January 1985  (Sha Tin, Hong Kong)
Hong Kong born, US-domiciled crime analyst, who became infamous, in America anyway, for a really bad cover version of 'She Bangs'.
[Picture of William Hung]


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]


Hunter, Tab
Born 11 July 1931  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor and chart-topping singer.
[Picture of Tab Hunter]


Huntley, Ian
Born 31 January 1974  (Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England)
School caretaker who murdered two 10-year-old girls in Soham, Cambridgeshire and sentenced in 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.
[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 and that his name is rhyming slang for a third-class university degree. Or defication…
[Picture of Douglas Hurd]


Hurley, Charlie
Born 4 October 1936  (Cork, Rep of Ireland)
Legendary and hugely popular former Sunderland FC player and Reading FC manager.
[Picture of Charlie Hurley]


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]


Hurt, William
Born 20 March 1950  (Washington D.C., USA)
Academy award-winning actor.
[Picture of William Hurt]


Hussain, Altaf
Born 17 September 1953  (Karachi, Pakistan)
Politician, now in the UK who runs a movement which he claims looks after a minority group's interests, but everyone suggests, probably rightly, that he is a murderer and violent thug.
[Picture of Altaf 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]


Hutchins, Ross
Born 22 February 1985  (London, England)
British tennis player, who fought, and beat cancer in 2013.
[Picture of Ross Hutchins]


Hutchinson, Billy
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Leader of the Progressive Unionist Party. Born 1955.
[Picture of Billy Hutchinson]


Hutton, Amanda
Born 11 September 1970  (place of birth unknown)
Despicable human being - mother, although she ended up being anything but, to poor Hamzah Khan, a child in Bradford, who was found dead in apalling conditions.
[Picture of Amanda Hutton]


Huyck, Willard
Born 8 September 1945  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Screenwriter, director and producer, best known for his work on the Indiana Jones films and 'American Graffitti'.
[Picture of Willard Huyck]


Hyde Pierce, David
Born 3 April 1959  (Saratoga Springs, New York, USA)
Actor best known as the prissy Niles in 'Frasier', amongst other roles in film and TV.
[Picture of David Hyde Pierce]


Hyer, Martha Martha Hyer is no longer with us
Born 10 August 1924  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)

Died 31 May 2014  (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Actress, whose peak came in 1950s and 1960s.
[Picture of Martha Hyer]


Hye-rang, Song
Born 20 December 1935  (Pyongyang, North Korea)
Noted North Korean defector, now a recluse in Europe.
[Picture of Song Hye-rang]


Hyman, Earle
Born 11 October 1926  (Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA)
Dependent on your point of view - Panthro in 'ThunderCats' or Russell Huxtable in the 'Cosby Show', or his fine body of stage work in the US.
[Picture of Earle Hyman]


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

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