Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2015: H


Haase, Erich
Born 7 September 1928  (Großenhain, Germany)
Politician in the former GDR, served as Minister of Stock management from 1968 to 1971.
[Picture of Erich Haase]


Habré, Hissène
Born 13 September 1942  (Faya-Largeau, Chad)
President of Chad from 1982 until 1990. Arrested in 2013 in Senegal and charged with war crimes.
[Picture of Hissène Habré]


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


Hadžic, Goran
Born 7 September 1958  (Vinkovci, Yugoslavia)
Former president of Serbian Krajina. Currently on trial for war crimes.
[Picture of Goran Hadžic]


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]


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]


Haigh, Kenneth
Born 25 March 1931  (Mexborough, South Yorkshire, England)
British stage and screen actor best known for 'Man at the Top' and as Jimmy Porter in the original stage production of 'Look Back in Anger' in 1956.
[Picture of Kenneth Haigh]


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


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, Eddy
Born 15 January 1988  (Newcastle-under-Lyme, England)
2014 Winner of Britain’s Strongest Man competition.
[Picture of Eddy 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, Stuart
Born 25 December 1929  (Hyde, Greater Manchester, England)
Forrmer BBC local news anchor and 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]


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, Steve
Born 21 March 1946  (Bury, Greater Manchester, England)
British actor who plays Zak Dingle in 'Emmerdale'.
[Picture of Steve Halliwell]


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


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]


Hamlin, Catherine
Born 24 January 1924  (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian gynaecologist and founder of the Addis Ababa Fistula hospital and nominee for the 2014 Nobel Peace Price.
[Picture of Catherine Hamlin]


Hamm, Jon
Born 10 March 1971  (St Louis, Missouri, USA)
American actor from box-set favourites 'Mad Men' & '30 Rock'.
[Picture of Jon Hamm]


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]


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]


Handford, Wil Wil Handford is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 7 October 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 24  (read death notice)
British cage fighter diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer in May 2014. Born 1991.
[Picture of Wil Handford]


Hanh, Nhat
Born 11 October 1926  (Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam)
Vietnamese Buddhist monk who suffered a brain haemorrhage in November 2014.
[Picture of Nhat Hanh]


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]


Hannah, John
Born 23 April 1962  (East Kilbride, Scotland)
British film and television actor best known for 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' & 'The Mummy' franchise.
[Picture of John Hannah]


Hansen, Alan
Born 13 June 1955  (Sauchie, Scotland)
Former Liverpool and Scotland defender turned miserably dour TV pundit. Retired from punditry 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 c. 1939. Reportedly died and was buried in 2014...
[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 Setsuko Hara is no longer with us
Born 17 June 1920  (Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan)

Died 5 September 2015  (Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
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, Terrence
Born 6 April 1937  (Forest Gate, London, England)
Actor, known for his role as 'The Demon Headmaster'
[Picture of Terrence Hardiman]


Hardwick, Michelle
Born 26 February 1976  (Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England)
English lesbian actress who plays Vanessa Woodfield in 'Emmerdale'.
[Picture of Michelle Hardwick]


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]


Härenstam, Magnus
Born 19 June 1941  (Vastervik, Sweden)
Swedish actor and former presenter of the Swedish version of 'Jeopardy'. Died in June 2015 but no obit.
[Picture of Magnus Härenstam]


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]


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, 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]


Harrington, Dan
Born 6 December 1945  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
Professional Poker player. He picked his own nickname as "Action Dan". I find that hard to believe.
[Picture of Dan Harrington]


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, 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, Rosemary
Born 20 February 1923  (London, England)
Children's author, winner of the Carnegie Medal and not the actress as stated in the past!
[Picture of Rosemary Harris]


Harris, Samantha
Born 27 November 1973  (Hopkins, Minnesota, USA)
Former co-host of 'Dancing with the Stars'.
[Picture of Samantha Harris]


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, Bret
Born 2 July 1957  (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Former wrestler, often known as 'The Hitman'.
[Picture of Bret Hart]


Hart, Doris Doris Hart is no longer with us
Born 20 June 1925  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)

Died 29 May 2015  (Coral Gables, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Retired tennis player, winner of 6 Grand Slam tournaments in the 1940s/50s.
[Picture of Doris Hart]


Hart, Teddy
Born 2 February 1980  (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Canadian Professional Wrestler. Born Edward Annis. In Dec 2014 it was announced he was wanted in Canada on charges of sexual assault.
[Picture of Teddy 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, David W.
Born 31 October 1935  (Gillingham, Kent, England)
English Geography academic currently working in New York.
[Picture of David W. 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]


Hastings-Bass, William
Born 30 January 1948  (place of birth unknown)
Former racehorse trainer to the Queen and 17th Earl of Huntingdon since 1990. Is also the maternal uncle of Clare Balding.
[Picture of William Hastings-Bass]


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]


Hauchard, Maxime
Born in Normandy, France  (exact date unknown)
ISIL fighter also known as Abdullah Al-Faransi. Born c. 1992.
[Picture of Maxime Hauchard]


Hauxwell, Hannah
Born 1 August 1926  (Baldersdale, Yorkshire, England)
English farmer who has been the subject of a number of documentaries about her remote North Yorkshire life over the past 40 years.
[Picture of Hannah Hauxwell]


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]


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]


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, Sean
Born 26 June 1970  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
American comedy actor and producer best known for his role as Jack in 'Will & Grace'.
[Picture of Sean Hayes]


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


Healey, Denis Denis Healey is no longer with us
Born 30 August 1917  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)

Died 3 October 2015  (Alfriston, Sussex, England)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
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 Mary Healy is no longer with us
Born 14 April 1918  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Died 3 February 2015  (Calabasas, California, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
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]


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]


Hellwig, Fritz
Born 3 August 1912  (Saarbrucken, Germany)
Former European Commissioner for Research, Technology and Information Distribution between 1967-1970.
[Picture of Fritz Hellwig]


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]


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, Mike
Born 15 August 1936  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American Football linebacker who became an actor. Played dimwit Junior in Smokey & The Bandit. Suffers from Parkinson's Disease.
[Picture of Mike Henry]


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


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]


Hermansson, Carl-Henrik
Born 14 December 1917  (Sweden)
Former leader of Swedish Communist Party and member of Parliament (1963-1985).
[Picture of Carl-Henrik Hermansson]


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]


Hesburgh, Theodore Theodore Hesburgh is no longer with us
Born 25 May 1917  (Syracuse, New York, USA)

Died 26 February 2015  (Indiana, USA)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
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]


Heusinger, Hans-Joachim
Born 7 April 1925  (Leipzig, Germany)
East German politician. Was the last Minister of Justice from 1972 to 1990.
[Picture of Hans-Joachim Heusinger]


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]


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, Geoffrey
Born 18 June 1932  (Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England)
Poet and academic. Knighted in 2012
[Picture of Geoffrey Hill]


Hill, Gordon
Born 31 January 1966  (London, England)
AKA "The Wealdstone Raider". Football supporter who became an internet meme in 2014 with his opposition-baiting caught for posterity.
[Picture of Gordon Hill]


Hill, Jimmy Jimmy Hill is no longer with us
Born 22 June 1928  (London, England)

Died 19 December 2015  (Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, England)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Prominent-chinned football commentator.
[Picture of Jimmy Hill]


Hill, Lauren Lauren Hill is no longer with us
Born 1 October 1995  (Greendale, Indiana USA)

Died 10 April 2015  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

Age at death: 19  (read death notice)
Terminally-ill college basketball player who entered hospice care during December 2014. This year's most controversial pick?
[Picture of Lauren 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]


Hill-Wood, Peter
Born 25 February 1936  (Kensington, London, England)
Businessman and former chairman of Arsenal FC. Stepped down as chairman in 2013.
[Picture of Peter Hill-Wood]


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


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, Ciarán
Born 9 February 1953  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Brilliant stage and screen character actor was the definitive Captain Wentworth in the BBC adaptation of 'Persuasion' but also has added gravitas to a few less well advised film projects including 'Tomb Raider II', 'Escape to Witch Mountain', 'Frozen' and the under rated 'John Carter'.
[Picture of Ciarán 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]


Hinton, Alan
Born 6 October 1942  (Wednesbury, West Midlands, England)
English Footballer mostly with Derby County.
[Picture of Alan Hinton]


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


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]


Hite, Robert L. Robert L. Hite is no longer with us
Born 3 March 1920  (Odell, Texas, USA)

Died 29 March 2015  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
One of three remaining survivors of the Tokyo raids on Japan in 1942.
[Picture of Robert L. Hite]


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


Hochegger, Ernst
Date and place of birth unknown
German doctor who was married to Adolf Hitler's niece. There is some doubt whether Ernst is still alive. Born 1910 or thereabouts.
[Picture of Ernst Hochegger]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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


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]


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]


Holt, Helen F.
Born 16 August 1913  (Gridley, California, USA)
American Republican Politician from West Virginia. Died in July 2015 but no obit.
[Picture of Helen F. Holt]


Homeier, Skip
Born 5 October 1930  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
American stage and screen actor.
[Picture of Skip Homeier]


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]


Hong, James
Born 22 February 1929  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
American actor of Chinese descent with over 500 TV and film roles to his credit including providing voices for characters in 'Mulan' and 'KungFu Panda'
[Picture of James Hong]


Hooper, Stix
Born 15 August 1938  (Houston, Texas, USA)
American Jazz drummer and producer. Member of the Crusaders.
[Picture of Stix Hooper]


Hoover, Joseph
Born 8 August 1932  (place of birth unknown)
American film actor.
[Picture of Joseph Hoover]


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]


Hopkins, Katie
Born 13 February 1975  (Barnstaple, Devon, England)
Controversial, publicity hungry, loudmouth who touts herself around the reality TV circuit.
[Picture of Katie Hopkins]


Horan, Niall
Born 13 September 1993  (Mullingar, Westmeath, Rep of Ireland)
Floppy blond member of boy band One Direction. A fan of Derby County FC. Can he be converted to a fan of the Derby Deadpool?
[Picture of Niall Horan]


Horn, Ewold
Date and place of birth unknown
Dutch photographer and birdwatcher kidnapped in the Phillipines. A report that he had died in December 2014 was dismissed as untrue by the Dutch Government.
[Picture of Ewold Horn]


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]


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 Don Howe is no longer with us
Born 12 October 1935  (Springfield, Wolverhampton, England)

Died 23 December 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
Old-fashioned coach of England football team in the Bobby Robson era. Also managed Arsenal.
[Picture of Don Howe]


Howe, Geoffrey Geoffrey Howe is no longer with us
Born 20 December 1926  (Port Talbot, Wales)

Died 9 October 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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, Peter Peter Howell is no longer with us
Born 25 October 1919  (London, England)

Died 20 April 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
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]


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


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


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, 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 FC'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]


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


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]


Hyun-ah, Cho
Born 5 October 1974  (South Korea)
Former VP of Korean Air sentenced to one year imprisonment for the ‘Nut rage’ incident where she turned a taxing plane back to the terminal because nuts were served to her in a bag and not on a plate. Also known as Heather Cho.
[Picture of Cho Hyun-ah]

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