Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2021: H


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


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


Hadid, Gigi
Born 23 April 1995  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Long-legged, Palestinian-American model, one of the few true "supermodels" of the modern era.
[Picture of Gigi Hadid]


Hadlee, Richard
Born 3 July 1951  (St Albans, New Zealand)
Kiwi cricketer, recognised by Wisden as the second-greatest bowler of all-time.
[Picture of Richard Hadlee]


Hadley, Tony
Born 2 June 1960  (London, UK)
Original Spandau Ballet frontman who has had an on-off friendship with the Kemp brothers. One of the few musicians to have openly backed the Tories for the past 30 years.
[Picture of Tony Hadley]


Haftar, Khalifa
Born 7 November 1943  (Ajdabiya, Libya)
Commander of the Libyan National Army.
[Picture of Khalifa Haftar]


Hagedorn, Jim
Born 4 August 1962  (Blue Earth, Minnesota, USA)
US Representative for Minnesota since 2019.
[Picture of Jim Hagedorn]


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]


Haise, Fred
Born 14 November 1933  (Biloxi, Mississippi, USA)
Apollo 13 astronaut, would have been the sixth man to walk on the moon were it not for all those explosions. Has already outlived the man who famously played him on screen, Bill Paxton.
[Picture of Fred Haise]


Haitink, Bernard Bernard Haitink is no longer with us
Born 4 March 1929  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Died 21 October 2021  (London, England)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Dutch violinst and conductor.
[Picture of Bernard Haitink]


Hakansson, Maj-Britt
Born 29 March 1919  (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Swedish actress who had her final movie role 78 years ago.
[Picture of Maj-Britt Hakansson]


Haldeman, Joe
Born 9 June 1943  (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA)
Esteemed American Sci Fi-Author, "The Forever War"
[Picture of Joe Haldeman]


Hale, Alfie
Born 28 August 1939  (Waterford, Ireland)
Former Irish footballer and manager
[Picture of Alfie Hale]


Hall, Albert
Born 10 November 1937  (Brighton, Alabama, USA)
Actor as seen in Malcolm X and Apocalypse Now.
[Picture of Albert Hall]


Hall, Marcel Marcel Hall is no longer with us
Born 8 April 1964  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 16 July 2021  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Age at death: 57  (read death notice)
AKA rapper Biz Markie.
[Picture of Marcel Hall]


Hall, Stuart
Born 25 December 1929  (Hyde, Greater Manchester, England)
Uniquely eloquent sports reporter and one-time host of 'It's a Knockout'.
[Picture of Stuart Hall]


Hall, Tom T. Tom T. Hall is no longer with us
Born 25 May 1936  (Olive Hill, Kentucky, USA)

Died 20 August 2021  (Franklin, Tennessee)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
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, Geri
Born 6 August 1972  (Watford, Hertfordshire, England)
"Ginger Spice" - the oldest member of the Spice Girls.
[Picture of Geri Halliwell]


Halliwell, Steve
Born 21 March 1954  (Bury, United Kingdom)
Zak Dingle on Emmerdale since 1994
[Picture of Steve Halliwell]


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


Halprin, Anna Anna Halprin is no longer with us
Born 13 July 1920  (place of birth unknown)

Died 24 May 2021  (Kentfield, California, USA)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Experimental dancer. Diagnosed with colon cancer in 1972 but still with us...
[Picture of Anna Halprin]


Halvorsen, Gail "Hal"
Born 20 October 1920  (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)
WWII pilot AKA the "Candy Bomber" after he dropped sweets to German kids who hadn’t any.
[Picture of Gail


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


Hamada, Ayako
Born 14 February 1981  (Mexico City, Mexico)
Japanese-Mexican professional wrestler who fell foul of Japan's strict drug laws.
[Picture of Ayako Hamada]


Hamedani, Hossein Noori
Born 21 March 1925  (Hamedan, Iran)
Iranian cleric, plucked from this Wikipedia list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_Maraji
[Picture of Hossein Noori Hamedani]


Hamill, Mark
Born 25 September 1951  (Oakland, California, USA)
Actor immortalised as Luke Skywalker in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy.
[Picture of Mark Hamill]


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]


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


Hamm, Jon
Born 10 March 1971  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Don Draper in Mad Men, also famous for his Hammaconda
[Picture of Jon Hamm]


Hammond, Alison
Born 5 February 1975  (Birmingham, England)
Larger than life' (i.e. loud and irritating`) former Big Brother contestant turned TV personality.
[Picture of Alison Hammond]


Hammond, Mona
Born in Tweeside, Clarendon, Jamaica  (exact date unknown)
Veteran actress on British TV/stage - perhaps best known for playing Blossom in EastEnders. Born 1931.
[Picture of Mona Hammond]


Hammond-Hammond, Jeffrey
Born 30 July 1946  (Blackpool, UK)
Former bass player for prog rockers Jethro Tull, who left the band in the 70s because he found the music too difficult to play.
[Picture of Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond]


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


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


hanh, thich nhat
Born 11 October 1926  (Hue, Vietnam)
Internationally respected Zen master
[Picture of thich 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]


Hanks, Tom
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]


Hanna, Noel
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Yet another mountaineer attempting to climb K2 this winter.
[Picture of Noel Hanna]


Hannay, David
Born 28 September 1935  (London, England)
Former British diplomat, delayed UN action in Rwanda as he refused to believe it was genocide.
[Picture of David Hannay]


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


Hanover, Prince Ernst August of
Born 26 February 1954  (Hanover, Germany)
Husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco. Renowned for his foul temper, and has a conviction for GBH.
[Picture of Prince Ernst August of Hanover]


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]


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


Hansson, Ingrid
Born 30 December 1918  (Vessigebro, Sweden)
Swedish athlete picked for the sole purpose to be as obscure as possible
[Picture of Ingrid Hansson]


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]


Harcourt, Kate
Born 16 June 1927  (Amberley, New Zealand)
New Zealand TV personality best known for kids TV.
[Picture of Kate Harcourt]


Hardin, Jerry
Born 20 November 1929  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Actor who appeared in Big Trouble in Little China and The Firm, but is still instantly recognisable for 90s TV viewers as Deep Throat in The X-Files.
[Picture of Jerry Hardin]


Harding, Sarah Sarah Harding is no longer with us
Born 17 November 1981  (Ascot, Berkshire, England)

Died 5 September 2021  (Great Britain)

Age at death: 39  (read death notice)
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]


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


Harmon, Mark
Born 2 September 1951  (Burbank, California, USA)
American television and film actor who is now best known for his role on NCIS
[Picture of Mark Harmon]


Harnick, Sheldon
Born 30 April 1924  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
US lyricist and writer of stage musicals, co-wrote Fiddler on the Roof
[Picture of Sheldon Harnick]


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


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


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


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


Harris, Ed
Born 28 November 1950  (Tenafly, New Jersey, USA)
Actor, former character actor, now coming into his own in lead roles.
[Picture of Ed 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]


Harris, Fred R
Born 13 November 1930  (Walters, Oklahoma, USA)
former Oklahoma Senator from 1964 to 1973.
[Picture of Fred R Harris]


Harris, Neil Patrick
Born 15 June 1973  (Alburquerque, New Mexico, USA)
Neil Patrick Harris, that guy’s awesome. Awesome! This isn’t him writing this bit. That would be really lame. Barney Stinson, Doogie Howser, Count Olaf…
[Picture of Neil Patrick Harris]


Harris, Rolf
Born 30 March 1930  (Perth, Western Australia, Australia)
Cartoonist, TV presenter, singer, wobble-board player and general cult hero. Absolutely incredible to think he's in his 80s, as he still looks and sounds the same as ever.
[Picture of Rolf Harris]


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, Susan
Born 28 October 1940  (Mount Vernon, New York, USA)
Producer who created The Golden Girls. 
[Picture of Susan 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, Debbie
Born 1 July 1945  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Lead singer of Blondie.
[Picture of Debbie Harry]


Harry, Prince
Born 15 September 1984  (Paddington, London, England)
Member of the Royal Family, third in line to the throne. In 2008, he served on active frontline duty in Afghanistan. If he's on the frontline again, he'll be insurgent target number 1. His party antics at home might get him first, however…
[Picture of Prince Harry]


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]


Hartley, Nina
Born 11 March 1959  (Berkeley, California, USA)
Pornographic actress and film director.
[Picture of Nina Hartley]


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


Harvey, Brian
Born 8 August 1974  (London, England)
Former front man of boy band East 17, whose already stalled career sank to a new low when he appeared on Z-list TV programme 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here'. In May 2005, he managed to fall out of his car and run himself over in a bizarre apparent
[Picture of Brian Harvey]


Harvey, John
Born 21 December 1938  (London, England)
Author of the best selling Charlie Resnick series of books.
[Picture of John Harvey]


Harvey, Steve
Born 17 January 1957  (Welch, West Virginia, USA)
Host of Family Feud in the US.
[Picture of Steve Harvey]


Harwood, Johanna
Born in County Wicklow, Rep of Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Irish screenwriter who contributed to 'Dr. No' and 'From Russia With Love'. Born 1930.
[Picture of Johanna Harwood]


Haseth, Willem George Shon Weis de
Born in Curacao  (exact date unknown)
Possibly a statesman on the island of Curacao, so probably more of an islandman. Might be alive, might be dead - who cares?
[Picture of Willem George Shon Weis de Haseth]


Haskins, Dennis
Born 18 November 1950  (Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA)
American actor instantly recognisable to a generation of kids as long suffering principal Mr Belding in Saved by the Bell.
[Picture of Dennis Haskins]


Hassell, Jon Jon Hassell is no longer with us
Born 22 March 1937  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)

Died 26 June 2021  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Jazz musician known for his collaborations with Brian Eno.
[Picture of Jon Hassell]


hastert, dennis
Born 2 January 1942  (Aurora, Colorado, USA)
Longest serving Republican speaker in the US House of Representatives.
[Picture of dennis hastert]


Hastings, Alcee Alcee Hastings is no longer with us
Born 5 September 1936  (Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA)

Died 6 April 2021  (Washington D.C., USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
A US federal judge who was removed from office in scandal. He then successfully ran for Congress and once held the nr 1 spot in a congressional nepotism ranking
[Picture of Alcee Hastings]


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


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]


Hawkins, Ronnie
Born 10 January 1935  (Huntsville, Arkansas, USA)
Musician, a rock 'n' roll singer in the early days of the genre.
[Picture of Ronnie Hawkins]


Hayden, Bill
Born 23 January 1933  (Brisbane, Australia)
21st governor-general of Australia, who also served as the country's leader of the opposition between 1977 and 1983.
[Picture of Bill Hayden]


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]


Haye, David
Born 13 October 1980  (Bermondsey, London, United Kingdom)
British boxer who won multiple World Championships, now a vegan product promoter
[Picture of David Haye]


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


hayes, billie billie hayes is no longer with us
Born 11 April 1932  (Du Quoin, Illinois, USA)

Died 29 April 2021  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Probably best known as Witchi-poo in 'H R Pufnstuf'. Now runs an animal rescue organisation. Apparently her Wiki birthdate had been wrong and she turned out to be a few years older (an old Hollywood trick?)
[Picture of billie 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]


Hayflick, Leonard
Born 20 May 1928  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
American  scientist who in his research on human cells discovery the concept of the now named Hayflick limit on cell life.
[Picture of Leonard Hayflick]


Haynes, Roy
Born 13 March 1925  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Considered the father of modern jazz drumming
[Picture of Roy Haynes]


Head, Alec
Born in France  (exact date unknown)
Retired French racehorse trainer and breeder. Born August 1924
[Picture of Alec Head]


Healey, Patricia Patricia Healey is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 4 February 2021  (California, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
British bit-actress, much more notable as the wife of Engelbert Humperdinck. Born 1935.
[Picture of Patricia Healey]


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]


Heard, Amber
Born 22 April 1986  (Austin, Texas, USA)
American actress with a short shelf-life. Lately, she has mostly been in a race to the bottom against her ex-husband Johnny Depp
[Picture of Amber Heard]


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


Hebras, Robert
Born 29 June 1925  (Oradour-sur-Glane, France)
Last survivor of the Oradour massacre.
[Picture of Robert Hebras]


Hedley, Jack Jack Hedley is no longer with us
Born 28 October 1930  (London, England)

Died 11 December 2021  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Familar looking actor, who appeared in many TV shows, such as 'Colditz', 'Who Pays the Ferryman?' and 'Only Fools and Horses'.
[Picture of Jack Hedley]


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


Hell, Richard
Born 2 October 1949  (Lexington, Kentucky, USA)
Punk songwriter best known for the track Blank Generation.
[Picture of Richard Hell]


Hemery, David
Born 18 July 1944  (Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England)
Won Gold for Britain in the 1968 400m Hurdles in the Olympic Games in Mexico. Also twice winner of the bizarre, but hugely watchable 'Superstars' TV programme of the 1970s.
[Picture of David Hemery]


Born 17 July 1919  (Dublin, Ireland)
Battle of Britain pilot.


Henderson, Brian Brian Henderson is no longer with us
Born 15 September 1931  (Dunedin, New Zealand)

Died 5 August 2021  (Sydney, Australia)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Australian TV host of Bandstand.
[Picture of Brian Henderson]


HENRY, Gloria Gloria HENRY is no longer with us
Born 2 April 1923  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Died 3 April 2021  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
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]


henry, mike mike henry is no longer with us
Born 15 August 1936  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 8 January 2021  (Burbank, California, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
American Football linebacker who became an actor. Played dimwit Junior in Smokey & The Bandit. Suffers from Parkinson's Disease.
[Picture of mike henry]


Henry, Paul
Born in Aston, Birmingham, United Kingdom  (exact date unknown)
Small-time British actor
[Picture of Paul Henry]


Herd, Jim
Born 13 August 1932  (place of birth unknown)
Former Executive Vice President of WCW Wrestling
[Picture of Jim Herd]


Herman, Paul
Born 29 March 1946  (New York City, New York, USA)
US Actor who usually plays mafia side characters on the big and small screen
[Picture of Paul Herman]


Herrera, Carmen
Born 31 May 1915  (Havana, Cuba)
Cuban abstract painter.
[Picture of Carmen Herrera]


Herrera, Carolina
Born 8 January 1939  (Caracas, Venezeula)
Fashion designer who dressed 4 American First Ladys, from Jackie Kennedy to Melania Trump.
[Picture of Carolina Herrera]


Hersh, Seymour
Born 8 April 1937  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist who mainly reports on the misdeeds of the US military.
[Picture of Seymour Hersh]


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


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


Heseltine, William
Born 17 July 1930  (Wyalkatchem, Australia)
Former private secretary to the Queen between 1986 and 1990.
[Picture of William Heseltine]


Hessayon, D. G.
Born in Salford, UK  (exact date unknown)
Botanist and author, wrote those "Be Your Own Gardening" expert books that have been in sale at every gardening centre in the UK since the mid 60s.
[Picture of D. G.  Hessayon]


Hetfield, James
Born 3 August 1963  (Downey, California, USA)
Genius and popular philosopher AKA the frontman and singer-songwriter for rock band Metallica.
[Picture of James Hetfield]


Hewer, Nick
Born 17 February 1944  (Swindon, England)
Dour and sour TV presenter ruining Countdown since 2012, but retiring in 2021. And you thought this year wouldn’t be better!
[Picture of Nick Hewer]


HEWISH, Antony Antony HEWISH is no longer with us
Born 11 May 1924  (Fowey, Cornwall, England)

Died 13 September 2021  ()

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Radio astronomer and winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1974.
[Picture of Antony HEWISH]


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]


Heywood, Pat
Born 1 August 1931  (Gretna Green, Scotland)
Actress seen in 10 Rillington Place (Attenbrough version) and Romeo and Juliet (Zeffirelli version).
[Picture of Pat Heywood]


Higgins, Jack
Born 27 July 1929  (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)
Bestselling author, real name Harry Patterson. Best known for his rollicking, riveting thrillers.
[Picture of Jack Higgins]


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 Dusty Hill is no longer with us
Born 19 May 1949  (Dallas, Texas, USA)

Died 27 July 2021  (Houston, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
Lead singer of ZZ Top.
[Picture of Dusty Hill]


Hill, Terence
Born 29 March 1939  (Venice, Italy)
Italian spaghetti western star (born Mario Girotti). Had a little man-big man partnership with the late Bud Spencer for two decades.
[Picture of Terence 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]


Hills, Adam
Born 10 July 1970  (Sydney, Australia)
Australian TV show host, now also on British screens with The Last Leg
[Picture of Adam Hills]


Hills, Carla Anderson
Born 3 January 1934  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
US Housing Secretary under Gerald Ford.
[Picture of Carla Anderson Hills]


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


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]


Hinch, Derryn
Born 9 February 1944  (New Plymouth, New Zealand)
Australian media personality & journalist, mostly on the radio. Suffering from inoperable cancer.
[Picture of Derryn Hinch]


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


Hindmarsh, Jean
Born in Leeds, United Kingdom  (exact date unknown)
Retired English singer, principal soprano with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, born 1932
[Picture of Jean Hindmarsh]


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]


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


Hiriart, Lucía Lucía Hiriart is no longer with us
Born 10 December 1922  (Antofagasta, Chile)

Died 16 December 2021  (Lo Barnechea, Chile)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
Widow of Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet.
[Picture of Lucía Hiriart]


Hirsch, Judd
Born 15 March 1935  (Bronx, New York City, New York, USA)
Actor, perhaps best known for his role in 'Taxi'.
[Picture of Judd Hirsch]


Hitchcock, Patricia Patricia Hitchcock is no longer with us
Born 7 July 1928  (London, England)

Died 9 August 2021  (Thousand Oaks, California, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Daughter of Alfred Hitchcock, who appeared in his films as a youngster, before turning to film production.
[Picture of Patricia Hitchcock]


Hitchon, Nick
Born in Arncliffe, England  (exact date unknown)
One of the 7-up documentary series subjects.
[Picture of Nick Hitchon]


Hitzges, Norm
Born 5 July 1944  (Dunkirk, New York, USA)
American author and sports talk radio host
[Picture of Norm Hitzges]


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]


Hoddle , Glenn
Born 27 October 1957  (Hayes, Middlesex, England)
Gifted footballer turned taciturn manager. Managed and played for both England and Tottenham Hotspur as well as Chelsea and Swindon Town.
[Picture of Glenn Hoddle		]


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 with a reputation for being difficult to work with. Has played a wide range of roles in his 80 or so movie and TV appearances, including a crippled street hustler in 'Midnight Cowboy', a cross-dressing actor in 'Tootsie' and an autistic
[Picture of Dustin Hoffman]


Hoffman, Elizabeth
Born 8 February 1927  (Corvallis, Oregon, USA)
American actress best remembered as Beatrice in the 90s TV drama "Sisters".
[Picture of Elizabeth 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. Professional wrestler since 1978. A part in 'Rocky III' and a move to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) made him a star, and he proceeded to be at the centre of wrestling's transition from slightly suspect minority sport to mu
[Picture of Hulk Hogan]


Hogan, Michael
Born 13 March 1949  (Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian TV actor and voice actor
[Picture of Michael Hogan]


Hogan, Paul
Born 8 October 1939  (Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian star of 'Crocodile Dundee' and 'The Paul Hogan Show'.
[Picture of Paul Hogan]


Born 25 October 1957  (Sheffield, England)
Former head of the London Metropolitan Police between 2011 and 2017. Naturally after the 2011 riots, when it comes crashing down and it hurts inside, they turned to a Real Ameri...never mind.


Hogh, Lars Lars Hogh is no longer with us
Born 14 January 1959  (Odense, Denmark)

Died 8 December 2021  (Odense, Denmark)

Age at death: 62  (read death notice)
Danish goalkeeper who had the poor fortune to be playing at the same time as Troels Rasmussen and Peter Schmeichel, limiting his national team opportunities.
[Picture of Lars Hogh]


Hoh, Diane
Born 28 April 1937  (Warren, Pennsylvania, USA )
Horror author who wrote several novels for Point Horror including Funhouse and the addictive Nightmare Hall series.
[Picture of Diane Hoh]


Holbrook, Hal Hal Holbrook is no longer with us
Born 17 February 1925  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)

Died 23 January 2021  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Veteran US actor, mostly on stage, but with some memorable film appearances too.
[Picture of Hal Holbrook]


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


Holder, Ram John
Born in Georgetown, Guyana  (exact date unknown)
Guyanese actor forever remembered as the rum-drinking Porkpie in groundbreaking 90s sitcom "Desmond's".
[Picture of Ram John Holder]


Holiday, Lauren
Born 30 September 1987  (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)
Former striker for the US women's national team, part of the side that won the 2015 World Cup.
[Picture of Lauren Holiday]


Holliday, Polly
Born 2 July 1937  (Japser, Alabama, United States)
Retired American actress on stage and TV screen and in cinema
[Picture of Polly Holliday]


Holliday, Tess
Born 5 July 1985  (Laurel, Mississippi, USA)
an American plus-size model, blogger, and make-up artist
[Picture of Tess Holliday]


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


Holloway, Julian
Born 24 June 1944  (Watlington, Oxfordshire, England)
Actor, a mainstay of the 'Carry On' movies. Also father of Sophie Dahl, the model.
[Picture of Julian Holloway]


Holman, Eddie
Born 3 June 1946  (Norfolk, Virginia, USA)
Gospel, pop & R & B singer, whose best known hit was 'Hey There, Lonely Girl'
[Picture of Eddie Holman]


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]


Holmes, Malcolm
Born 28 July 1960  (Birkenhead, England)
Original drummer for OMD
[Picture of Malcolm Holmes]


Holt, Mary Mary Holt is no longer with us
Born 31 July 1924  (place of birth unknown)

Died 17 February 2021  (Fulwood, Preston, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Fomer Conservative MP, later a judge.
[Picture of Mary Holt]


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]


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


Hood, Sinclair Sinclair Hood is no longer with us
Born 31 January 1917  (Queenstown, Ireland)

Died 18 January 2021  ()

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
Acclaimed archaeologist who lead the excavation of Knossos in 1957.
[Picture of Sinclair Hood]


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


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, Cornelius
Born 22 April 1947  (Ireland)
That dancing pillock who is always invading sports events and ruined the 2004 Olympic marathon. In recent years he was arrested for planning pro-Nazi demonstrations in Germany, and campaigned in support of Rolf Harris.
[Picture of Cornelius Horan]


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]


Hordern, Peter
Born 18 April 1929  (Alexandria, Egypt)
Conservative MP for Horsham between 1964 and 1997.
[Picture of Peter Hordern]


Hordley, Jeff
Born 7 March 1970  (Crumpsall, England)
Emmerdale’s Cain Dingle.
[Picture of Jeff Hordley]


Hornbacher, Marya
Born 4 April 1974  (Walnut Creek, California, USA)
American author who wrote about her struggles with eating disorders.
[Picture of Marya Hornbacher]


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


Horne, Robert
Born 13 April 1964  (Harlem, New York, USA)
The living half of 90s WWF tag team Men on a Mission, one of the few acts to win a championship by accident.
[Picture of Robert Horne]


Hosokawa, Morihiro
Born 14 January 1938  (Tokyo, Japan)
Prime Minister of Japan 1993/94 and a distant relative of the Imperial House
[Picture of Morihiro Hosokawa]


Hoss, Selim
Born 20 December 1929  (Beirut, Lebanon)
Four time Prime Minister of Lebanon, a key figure from their civil war and a controversial if dominating figure in Lebanese politics.
[Picture of Selim Hoss]


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


Houston, Brian
Born 17 February 1954  (Auckland, New Zealand)
Australian evangelist.
[Picture of Brian 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]


Howard, (actor) John
Born 22 October 1952  (Corowa, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian TV actor in shows such as SeaChange and All Saints. Never ever has he ever felt so low?
[Picture of (actor) John Howard]


Howard, Clint
Born 20 April 1959  (Burbank, California, USA)
The voice of Roo in the Disney Winnie the Pooh films. Also in Carnosaur.
[Picture of Clint Howard]


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


Howard, Susan
Born 28 January 1944  (Marshall, Texas, USA)
American actress, famous for playing  Donna Krebbs in Dallas.
[Picture of Susan Howard]


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


Howarth, Robert Robert Howarth is no longer with us
Born 31 July 1927  (Bolton, United Kingdom)

Died 2 April 2021  (Great Britain)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
British former Member of Parliament for Bolton East
[Picture of Robert Howarth]


Howes, Sally Ann Sally Ann Howes is no longer with us
Born 20 July 1930  (London, England)

Died 19 December 2021  (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
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, Bill
Born 17 October 1949  (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Singer for The Hudson Brothers.
[Picture of Bill Hudson]


Hudson, Garth
Born 2 August 1937  (Windsor, Canada)
Organist und multi-instrumental powerhouse for Canadian-US band "The Band"
[Picture of Garth Hudson]


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


Hugg, Mike
Born 11 August 1942  (Gosport, UK)
Drummer (and later keyboard player) with Manfred Mann and the group's subsequent incarnations.
[Picture of Mike Hugg]


Huggett, Brian
Born 18 November 1936  (Porthcawl, UK)
Nicknamed the "Welsh Bulldog", golfer who finished runner-up in the 1965 Open.
[Picture of Brian Huggett]


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


Hughes, Sarah Sarah Hughes is no longer with us
Born in England   (exact date unknown)

Died 5 April 2021  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 48  (read death notice)
Guardian journalist/TV critic with incurable cancer.
[Picture of Sarah Hughes]


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


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, Sammo
Born 7 January 1952  (Hong Kong)
Actor and martial artist who starred in the TV series 'Martial Law' which Channel 5 used to show, like all the time...
[Picture of Sammo Hung]


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


Hunt, Edwin
Born 23 March 1920  (Camden, London, England)
Waterman and The Queen's Bargemaster 1978-1990
[Picture of Edwin Hunt]


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


Hunt, Roger Roger Hunt is no longer with us
Born 20 July 1938  (Golborne, Lancashire, England)

Died 27 September 2021  (England, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Liverpool F.C's all-time leading league goalscorer and one of the heroes of England's 1966 World Cup win.
[Picture of Roger Hunt]


Huntley, Ian
Born 31 January 1974  (Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England)
School caretaker who murdered two 10-year-old girls in Soham, Cambridgeshire, in August 2002. Was sentenced in December 2003 to two terms of life imprisonment, and it was revealed after his trial that he had previously been accused of a string of sex cri
[Picture of Ian Huntley]


Hurd, Douglas
Born 8 March 1930  (Marlborough, Wiltshire, England)
Former diplomat, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary under the Thatcher and Major governments, but all that most people know (or care) about hi
[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]


Hurst, Geoff
Born 8 December 1941  (Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England)
Scorer of the only World Cup Final hatrick, for England, in 1966.
[Picture of Geoff Hurst]


Hurst, Lillian
Born 13 August 1943  (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Puerto Rican actress.
[Picture of Lillian Hurst]


Hussain, Nadiya
Born 25 December 1984  (Luton, England)
British TV chef, author and television presenter who rose to fame on The Great British Bake Off.
[Picture of Nadiya Hussain]


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


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]


Born 9 May 1941  (Cudworth, United Kingdom)
Retired English sprinter, three-time medal winner at the Olympics
[Picture of DOROTHY HYMAN]


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


Hyslop, Kenny
Born 14 February 1951  (Helensburgh, Scotland)
Drummer who played with The Skids and Midge Ure.
[Picture of Kenny Hyslop]

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