Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2017: H


Born 18 June 1929  (Dusseldorf, Germany)
German philosopher and intellectual.
[Picture of Jurgen HABERMAS]


Born 23 June 1927  (Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire, England)
Former Bishop of Durham & Archbishop of York.
[Picture of John HABGOOD]


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


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]


Born 11 March 1955  (Berlin, Germany)
German punk singer. Born Catherina Hagan.
[Picture of Nina HAGEN]


Date and place of birth unknown
Member of the paramilitary UVF and alleged "supergrass". Born c. 1971.
[Picture of Gary HAGGARTY]


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, George
Born 26 June 1915  (place of birth unknown)
British Football player with Stockport County. At the start of 2017 he is believed to be the oldest surviving professional footballer in the UK.
[Picture of George HAIGH]


HAILEY, Leisha
Born 11 July 1971  (Japan)
American actress ('The L Word') and Musician ('Uh Huh Her') former partner of k.d. lang.
[Picture of Leisha HAILEY]


HALE, Barbara Barbara HALE is no longer with us
Born 18 April 1922  (DeLalb, Illinois, USA)

Died 26 January 2017  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Emmy award winning US Actress who played legal secretary Della Street on 'Perry Mason' between 1956-1995.
[Picture of Barbara HALE]


Born 28 November 1927  (Alor Star, Kedah, Malaysia)
Sultan of Kedah since 1958. Served as the elected monarch of Malaysia from 1970-75. Died in September 2017 but no obit.
[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, Jillian
Born 6 September 1980  (Ashland, Kentucky, USA)
Retired WWE Lady Wrestler and singer.
[Picture of Jillian 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 Monty HALL is no longer with us
Born 25 August 1923  (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Died 30 September 2017  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Host of various American game shows, well-known (over there, at least) for presenting 'Let's Make a Deal'.
[Picture of Monty HALL]


HALL, Peter Peter HALL is no longer with us
Born 22 November 1930  (Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England)

Died 11 September 2017  (London, England)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Over-rated theatre director but was an original founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Suffering from dementia since 2015.
[Picture of Peter 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]


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 Johnny HALLYDAY is no longer with us
Born 15 June 1943  (Cite Malesherbes, Paris, France)

Died 6 December 2017  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
France's most famous rock singer.
[Picture of Johnny HALLYDAY]


Born 4 April 1947  (New York, USA)
Child actor best known for his portrayal of Sandy in 'Flipper'.
[Picture of Luke HALPIN]


Born 20 November 1943  (Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese actress who appeared in the Bond film 'You Only Live Twice'.
[Picture of Mie HAMA]


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


HAMILTON, Diddy David
Born 10 September 1938  (Manchester, England)
DJ and TV presenter. Now plies his trade as the matchday compere at Fulham FC.
[Picture of Diddy David HAMILTON]


HAMILTON, Margaret
Born 17 August 1936  (Paoli, Indiana, USA)
American computer scientist who worked on the Apollo moon programme. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama in 2016.
[Picture of Margaret HAMILTON]


Born 28 August 1958  (Toledo, Ohio, USA)
American figure skater and Olympic gold medallist. Hospitalised in 2016 for a third recurrence of a brain tumour.
[Picture of Scott HAMILTON]


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


Date and place of birth unknown
Founder of Australian cult The Family and adoptive mother of writer Sarah Moore (who died in 2016). Born 1922.
[Picture of Anne HAMILTON-BYRNE]


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…
[Picture of Richard HAMMOND]


HAMPSHIRE, John John HAMPSHIRE is no longer with us
Born 10 February 1941  (Thurnscoe, West Yorkshire, England)

Died 1 March 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
Cricketer. Captain of Yorkshire from 1979-80.
[Picture of John HAMPSHIRE]


Born 19 November 1934  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Swedish footballer who plied his trade in Serie A in the 1950s and 60s.
[Picture of Kurt HAMRIN]


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]


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


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]


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


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


HANKINS, Sara Sara HANKINS is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 13 March 2017  (Milan, Illinois, USA)

Age at death: 36  (read death notice)
Illinois woman with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Born 1980.
[Picture of Sara HANKINS]


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


Born 30 December 1961  (New York City, New York, USA)
US TV host (on political issues) and political commentator.
[Picture of Sean HANNITY]


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


Date and place of birth unknown
Camden local who is crowdfunding to help fight his colon cancer. Born c. 1985.
[Picture of Mo HAQUE]


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]


HARBACH, William O.
Born 12 October 1919  (New York City, New York, USA)
Emmy Award winning American TV Producer.
[Picture of William O. HARBACH]


Born 10 December 1957  (London, England)
British musician who scored a UK No.1 hit in 1986 with the anti-Vietnam song '19'.
[Picture of Paul HARDCASTLE]


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]


Born 29 March 1955  (place of birth unknown)
American academic and feminist.
[Picture of Sandra HARDING]


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, Francoise
Born 17 January 1944  (Paris, France)
French singer who has released 27 Albums.
[Picture of Francoise HARDY]


HARDY, Robert Robert HARDY is no longer with us
Born 29 October 1925  (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England)

Died 3 August 2017  (London, England)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
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]


Born 15 September 1977  (London, England)
Oscar nominated screen and stage actor.
[Picture of Tom HARDY]


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, 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]


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


Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Transgender media personality and performer. Born James Harries in 1978.
[Picture of Lauren HARRIES]


Born 28 February 1957  (Balham, London, England)
Larger-than-life celebrity chef, host of 'Ready Steady Cook', which recently got the chop (very finely of course).
[Picture of Ainsley HARRIOTT]


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]


Born 3 June 1942  (Somerset, England)
Singer, Carry On actress and stage performer. Was nearly declared bankrupt in 2015.
[Picture of Anita HARRIS]


HARRIS, Barbara
Born 25 July 1935  (Evanston, Illinois, USA)
Broadway actress who has also dipped into Hollywood.
[Picture of Barbara HARRIS]


HARRIS, Estelle
Born 4 April 1928  (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]


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


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 Ann
Born 19 September 1927  (Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, England)
BAFTA-nominated actress who played Spider Man's auntie. Is also mother to Jennifer Ehle who played Elizabeth Bennett in the 1995 adaptation of 'Pride and Prejudice'. Does that mean Lizzy and Spidey are cousins?
[Picture of Rosemary Ann 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]


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


HART, Gary
Born 28 November 1936  (Ottawa, Kansas, USA)
Former US senator who sought Democratic presidential nominations in 1984 and 1988 but whose campaigns were hit by scandals.
[Picture of Gary HART]


HART, Mickey
Born 11 September 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
American drummer who performed with The Grateful Dead.
[Picture of Mickey HART]


HART, Smith Smith HART is no longer with us
Born 28 November 1948  (Long Beach, New York, USA)

Died 2 July 2017  (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Age at death: 68  (read death notice)
[Picture of Smith 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]


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


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


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


Born 23 June 1937  (South Elmsall, Yorkshire)
Currently the oldest Conservative MP in the UK parliament.
[Picture of Alan HASELHURST]


Born 27 September 1939  (Great Hundridge Manor, Buckinghamshire, England)
British interior designer and socialite has the middle name Ponsonby.
[Picture of Nicky HASLAM]


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]


HAUER, Rutger
Born 23 January 1944  (Breukelen, Netherlands)
Distinctive Dutch actor best known for 'Blade Runner' and 'The Hitcher'.
[Picture of Rutger HAUER]


Born 8 November 1928  (Hesse, Germany)
Controversial German author who is currently serving a prison sentence for holocaust denial.
[Picture of Ursula HAVERBECK]


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


HAWKES, Leonard
Born 2 November 1945  (London, England)
Former member of 1960s band Brian Poole and the Temeloes and father of 1990s pop star Chesney.
[Picture of Leonard HAWKES]


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]


Born 24 July 1919  (Little Rock, Arkansas, USA)
Mother of former US First Lady Laura Bush.
[Picture of Jenna HAWKINS]


Born 16 October 1945  (Mishawaka, Indiana, USA)
American session drummer who has played with the likes of Aretha Franklin and Percy Sledge.
[Picture of Roger HAWKINS]


Born 27 March 1937  (Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)
British composer and performer. Responsible for 'Grange Hill' and 'Countdown' theme tunes.
[Picture of Alan HAWKSHAW]


Date and place of birth unknown
American pop artist who worked with Peter Blake on the Sgt Pepper album cover. Born 1942.
[Picture of Jann HAWORTH]


HAYDOCK, Polly Polly HAYDOCK is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 8 August 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 37  (read death notice)
Blackpool mum-of-three with cancer who was helped by comedian Peter Kay to fund her battle.
[Picture of Polly HAYDOCK]


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, 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]


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]


HAYNES, Colton
Born 13 July 1988  (Andale, Kansas, USA)
American TV actor who has appeared in 'Teen Wolf' and 'Arrow'. Came out as gay in 2016 having suffered from anxiety for many years.
[Picture of Colton HAYNES]


Born 17 July 1968  (Manchester, England)
British actress who played Dixie in 'Casualty' for 10 years.
[Picture of Jane HAZLEGROVE]


HEALD, Oliver
Born 15 December 1954  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
British Conservative MP, former barrister and member of the Privy council.
[Picture of Oliver HEALD]


Born 29 January 1952  (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)
British actor. Originally known for 'Auf Wiedersehen, Pet' but more recently 'Benidorm' and 'Still Open All Hours'. Was flown back from filming in Spain because of ill health during 2016.
[Picture of Tim HEALY]


HEATH, Michael
Born 13 October 1935  (London, England)
British magazine cartoonist.
[Picture of Michael HEATH]


HEBDEN, Malcolm
Born 21 October 1939  (Chester, England)
Actor best known as the prissy newsagent Norris Cole in 'Coronation Street'.
[Picture of Malcolm HEBDEN]


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


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


HEENAN, Bobby Bobby HEENAN is no longer with us
Born 1 November 1944  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)

Died 17 September 2017  (Largo, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
American pro-wrestler/manager, nicknamed "The Brain" for possibly ironic reasons.
[Picture of Bobby HEENAN]


HEFNER, Hugh Hugh HEFNER is no longer with us
Born 9 April 1926  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 27 September 2017  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Founder of Playboy magazine.
[Picture of Hugh HEFNER]


Born 12 May 1926  (Budapest, Hungary)
Hungarian Philosopher.
[Picture of Agnes HELLER]


Born 3 August 1912  (Saarbrucken, Germany)
Former European Commissioner for Research, Technology and Information Distribution between 1967-1970. Died in July 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Fritz HELLWIG]


HENRIK, Prince Consort Of Denmark
Born 11 June 1934  (Talence, Gironde, France)
Husband of the Queen of Denmark.
[Picture of Prince Consort Of Denmark HENRIK]


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


HENRY, Gloria
Born 2 April 1923  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Actress best known as Alice Mitchell, mother of 'Dennis the Menace'.
[Picture of Gloria HENRY]


HENRY, Graham
Born 8 June 1946  (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Knighted New Zealand Rugby Union coach.
[Picture of Graham HENRY]


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 Pierre HENRY is no longer with us
Born 9 December 1927  (Paris, France)

Died 5 July 2017  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
French composer, pioneer of electronic music.
[Picture of Pierre HENRY]


HENRY, Thierry
Born 17 August 1977  (Les Ulis, Essonne, France)
Ultra-cool former Arsenal, Barcelona and France striker.
[Picture of Thierry HENRY]


Born 10 January 1932  (Okay, Oklahoma, USA)
Head basketball coach at New Mexico State University; reported in the summer of 2003 to be suffering from an advanced stage of cancer. Probably too obscure on this side of the pond to get a UK obituary, but we could be surprised...
[Picture of Lou HENSON]


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]


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


Born 26 May 1955  (place of birth unknown)
Chief Operating Officer of the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network in the USA.
[Picture of Linda HERNANDEZ]


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


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


HESLOP, Desiree
Date and place of birth unknown
British singer who had a hit in 1985 with the SAW produced song 'Say I’m Your No.1' under the name Princess.
[Picture of Desiree HESLOP]


HEWISH, Antony
Born 11 May 1924  (Fowey, Cornwall, England)
Radio astronomer and winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1974.
[Picture of Antony HEWISH]


HEWLETT, Steve Steve HEWLETT is no longer with us
Born 8 August 1958  (place of birth unknown)

Died 20 February 2017  (London, England)

Age at death: 58  (read death notice)
British Broadcaster, presenter of 'The Media Show' on Radio 4. Diagnosed with cancer in 2016.
[Picture of Steve HEWLETT]


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]


Born 9 February 1981  (London, England)
British actor known for playing Loki in the Thor franchise of movies and 'The Night Manager' on TV. Has also dated Taylor Swift.
[Picture of Tom HIDDLESTON]


Born 29 September 1919  (Berlin, Germany)
Singer who represented West Germany in two consecutive Eurovision Song Contests in the 1950s. Died in August 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Margot HIELSCHER]


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, Sharon
Date and place of birth unknown
Overweight woman who made the headlines after losing 12 stone last year. Well you got to fill space in these newspapers, haven't you?
[Picture of Sharon 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]


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


HILLERMAN, John John HILLERMAN is no longer with us
Born 20 December 1932  (Denison, Texas, USA)

Died 9 November 2017  (Houston, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
American actor who portrayed Jonathan Quayle Higgins III in 'Magnum, P. I.'.
[Picture of John HILLERMAN]


Born 14 August 1935  (Huron, South Dakota, USA)
American actress who appeared in the cult sixties horror film 'Carnival of Souls'.
[Picture of Candace HILLIGOSS]


HILLS, Barry
Born 2 April 1937  (Worcester, England)
Successful horse trainer.
[Picture of Barry HILLS]


Born 31 May 1956  (Amberg, Germany)
Member of pioneering German synth-pop group Kraftwerk.
[Picture of Fritz HILPERT]


HILTON, Barron
Born 23 October 1927  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Businessman, hotelier & sports team owner and the poor sod who is Paris Hilton's grandfather & the man who has, much to his disgust, indirectly made her as famous as she is.
[Picture of Barron HILTON]


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]


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


HIMMLER, Gudrun "Puppi"
Born 8 August 1929  (Munich, Germany)
Daughter of Heinrich Himmler. Now runs a retirement home for ex-Waffen SS members.
[Picture of Gudrun


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). Was released from a mental institution in 2016.
[Picture of John HINCKLEY Jr]


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, 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. Died in March 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Ronald HINES]


HINN, Benny
Born 3 December 1952  (Jaffa, Israel)
Israeli televangelist. Born Toufik Benedictus Hinn.
[Picture of Benny HINN]


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]


Born 29 November 1998  (Niigata, Japan)
Japanese Olympic snowboarder.
[Picture of Ayumu HIRANO]


Born in Brisbane, Australia  (exact date unknown)
Australian opera singer. Born 1987.
[Picture of Matt HIRST]


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]


HOCK, Leanne
Date and place of birth unknown
Mum, cancer, etc. Born 1983.
[Picture of Leanne HOCK]


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]


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]


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]


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]


Born 17 February 1925  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Veteran US actor, mostly on stage, but with some memorable film appearances too.
[Picture of Hal HOLBROOK]


Date and place of birth unknown
[Picture of Caroline HOLDEN-HOTOPF]


Born 15 June 1946  (Walsall, Staffordshire, England)
Slade front man-turned-actor.
[Picture of Noddy HOLDER]


Born 15 June 1943  (Soerebaja, Indonesia)
Dutch Brothel madam as portrayed by the late Lynn Redgrave in 'The Happy Hooker'. Born Vera de Vries
[Picture of Xaviera HOLLANDER]


Born 11 September 1928  (Delhi, Louisiana, USA)
Veteran US actor, often in Western films & TV shows.
[Picture of Earl HOLLIMAN]


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


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


HOLLINGWORTH, Clare Clare HOLLINGWORTH is no longer with us
Born 10 October 1911  (Leicester, England)

Died 10 January 2017  (Hong Kong, China)

Age at death: 105  (read death notice)
Former journalist who made her name as a war correspondent during WWII.
[Picture of Clare HOLLINGWORTH]


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]


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]


Born 3 October 1987  (Sundsvall, Sweden)
Swedish Ski Cross athlete.
[Picture of Anna HOLMUND]


HOMEIER, Skip Skip HOMEIER is no longer with us
Born 5 October 1930  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 25 June 2017  (Indian Wells, California, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
American stage and screen actor.
[Picture of Skip HOMEIER]


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]


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]


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]


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


Born 10 January 1939  (Queens, New York, USA)
Former marxist-turned right-wing political activist.
[Picture of David HOROWITZ]


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. Died in December 2016 so no points can be awarded..
[Picture of Shep HOUGHTON]


Date and place of birth unknown
Recently married woman with aggreesive form of cancer, now crowdfunding. As you do…
[Picture of Emma HOULSTON]


HOUSE, Stephen
Born in Glasgow, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Chief Constable of Scotland 2012-2015.
[Picture of Stephen HOUSE]


Born 30 September 1933  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
American soul and gospel singer. Mother of the late Whitney Houston.
[Picture of Cissy HOUSTON]


Born 7 May 1946  (Leland, Mississippi, USA)
American singer who had a number one hit in 1977 with a cover of 'Don't Leave Me This Way'.
[Picture of Thelma HOUSTON]


Born 26 July 1939  (Sydney, Australia)
Former Australian Prime Minister.
[Picture of John 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]


Born 4 November 1935  (Cannock, Staffordshire, England)
British conductor and trumpeter.
[Picture of Elgar HOWARTH]


Born 12 September 1947  (Hurley, Berkshire, England)
Conservative MP for Aldershot since 1997.
[Picture of Gerald HOWARTH]


HOWE, Darcus Darcus HOWE is no longer with us
Born 26 February 1943  (Moruga, Victoria, Trinidad and Tobago)

Died 1 April 2017  (London, England)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
Controversial broadcaster, writer and activist. If he was to die this year, he'd probably blame Whitey.
[Picture of Darcus HOWE]


HOWE, Steve
Born 8 April 1947  (London, England)
British musician a member of the prog rock band Yes.
[Picture of Steve HOWE]


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]


Born 7 December 1905  (Gera, Germany)
Germany's 2nd oldest person as of 2017.
[Picture of Edelgard HUBER VON GERSDORFF]


Born 24 August 1955  (Hope, Arkansas, USA)
Republican governor of Arkansas from 1996-2007. Presidential hopeful in 2008.
[Picture of Mike HUCKABEE]


HUCKLE, Richard
Born 14 May 1987  (Ashford, Kent, England)
British convicted paedophile.
[Picture of Richard HUCKLE]


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]


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]


HUERTA, Dolores
Born 10 April 1930  (Dawson, New Mexico, USA)
American Civil rights and Labor leader.
[Picture of Dolores HUERTA]


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


HUGHES, Shirley
Born 16 July 1927  (West Kirby, England)
Children's author and illustrator.
[Picture of Shirley 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]


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]


Born 17 February 1934  (Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Australian comic actor of Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson fame.
[Picture of Barry HUMPHRIES]


Born 10 April 1940  (Portadown, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland)
Long-serving TV & radio presenter, mother of the late Caron Keating.
[Picture of Gloria HUNNIFORD]


HUNT, 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]


Born 3 June 1939  (Oswestry, Shropshire, England)
Former lead singer with glam rock band Mott the Hoople.
[Picture of Ian HUNTER]


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


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 John HURT is no longer with us
Born 22 January 1940  (Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England)

Died 25 January 2017  (Cromer, Norfolk, England)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
Actor - 'A Man For All Seasons', 'I, Claudius', 'The Elephant Man', etc etc.
[Picture of John HURT]


Born 28 August 1950  (Blackpool, England)
Newspaper cartoonist.
[Picture of Tony HUSBAND]


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 Jeremy HUTCHINSON is no longer with us
Born 28 March 1915  (Lullington, Sussex, England)

Died 13 November 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
Lawyer & member of the Arts Council. Also formerly married to the actress, Dame Peggy Ashcroft.
[Picture of Jeremy HUTCHINSON]


Born 20 August 1946  (Krefeld, Germany)
Lead singer and founder member of legendary synthpop band Kraftwerk.
[Picture of Ralf HUTTER]


HUTTON, Ronald
Born 19 December 1953  (Ootacamund, India)
British Historian and Author.
[Picture of Ronald 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]


HVOROSTOVSKY, Dmitri Dmitri HVOROSTOVSKY is no longer with us
Born 16 October 1962  (Krasnoyarsk, Russia)

Died 22 November 2017  (London, England)

Age at death: 55  (read death notice)
Russian baritone opera singer.
[Picture of Dmitri HVOROSTOVSKY]


Born in Hunslet, Yorkshire, England  (exact date unknown)
British Rugby League Coach and Player.
[Picture of Syd HYNES]

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