Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2022: H


Habermas, Jurgen
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]


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]


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


Hagedorn, Jim Jim Hagedorn is no longer with us
Born 4 August 1962  (Blue Earth, Minnesota, USA)

Died 17 February 2022  (Blue Earth, Minnesota, USA)

Age at death: 59  (read death notice)
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]


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


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]


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


Halford, Rob
Born 25 August 1951  (Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England)
Heavy Metal singer, lead singer of Judas Priest.
[Picture of Rob Halford]


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


Hall, Irma P.
Born 3 June 1935  (Beaumont, Texas, USA)
Character actress, usually found playing the black family matriarch in Hollywood films.
[Picture of Irma P. Hall]


Hall, Lani
Born 6 November 1945  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
American singer and wife of Herb Alpert, but also with two Grammys to her own name
[Picture of Lani 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]


Hallenga, Kristin
Born 11 November 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]


Halmshaw, Paul
Born 24 January 1965  (Yorkshire, United Kingdom)
Nicknamed "Hammy", british metla musician and founder of metal label Peaceville Records
[Picture of Paul Halmshaw]


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


Halvorsen, Gail "Hal" Gail
Born 20 October 1920  (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)

Died 16 February 2022  (Provo, Utah, USA)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
WWII pilot AKA the "Candy Bomber" after he dropped sweets to German kids who hadn’t any.
[Picture of Gail


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


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, Ann
Born 5 July 1939  (Orsett, Essex, United Kingdom)
English comedic actress, mainly on Morecambe & Wise
[Picture of Ann Hamilton]


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, Ian Ian Hamilton is no longer with us
Born 13 September 1925  (Paisley, Scotland)

Died 3 October 2022  (Scotland, surely)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Scottish lawyer who, as a student, was involved in the removal of the Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey in 1950.
[Picture of Ian Hamilton]


Hamilton, Ian 'Chico'
Born 31 October 1950  (London, United Kingdom)
Midfielder in the 70s mainly for Aston Villa
[Picture of Ian 'Chico' Hamilton]


Hamilton, James
Born 4 July 1934  (Great Britain)
The 5th Duke of Abercorn and former Royal Stewart of the Household
[Picture of James 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]


Hamilton-Parker, Craig
Born 24 January 1954  (place of birth unknown)
British self-fashioned "psychic", monickered "Prophet of Doom" for purportedly predicting Brexit, Trump's 2016 win, COVID, Theresa May completing Brexit, Trump's 2020 win, actually Jeb! was originally going to win 2016, me stubbing my toe, etc.
[Picture of Craig Hamilton-Parker]


Hammond, Mona Mona Hammond is no longer with us
Born in Tweeside, Clarendon, Jamaica  (exact date unknown)

Died 4 July 2022  ()

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Veteran actress on British TV/stage - perhaps best known for playing Blossom in EastEnders. Born 1931.
[Picture of Mona Hammond]


Hammond, Peter J.
Born in Great Britain  (exact date unknown)
British television writer and novelist. He created the sci-fi series Sapphire & Steel in the late 1970s
[Picture of Peter J. 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]


Hamrin, Kurt
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, Peter
Born 26 July 1955  (Isle of Wight, England)
Anglican Bishop.
[Picture of Peter Hancock]


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


Hanh, Thich Nhat Thich Nhat Hanh is no longer with us
Born 11 October 1926  (Hue, Vietnam)

Died 22 January 2022  (Hue, Vietnam)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Internationally respected Zen master
[Picture of Thich Nhat Hanh]


Haniyeh, Ismail
Born 29 January 1962  (Al-Shati, Gaza, Palestine)
Prime Minister of Palestine and member of Hamas. Born Jan 1963.
[Picture of Ismail Haniyeh]


Hankin, Larry
Born 7 December 1937  (New York, New York, USA)
American actor mostly in minor roles, but also an Academy award winner for a short film
[Picture of Larry Hankin]


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, Jack
Born 2 January 1947  (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)
Director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo, one of the US's most recognisable zookeepers thanks to his many talk show appearances.
[Picture of Jack Hanna]


Hannan, Daniel
Born 1 September 1971  (Lima, Peru)
British nationalist journalist, politician and free-market lobbyist
[Picture of Daniel Hannan]


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]


Hansen, Barry "Dr. Demento"
Born 2 April 1941  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
DJ known for his promotion of novelty and parody music acts, most notably as Weird Al Yankovic's launchpad to stardom.
[Picture of Barry


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


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, Mike
Born 23 October 1944  (Crumpsall, Manchester, England)
TV presenter, folk singer, composer (Dangermouse), comedian & rambler.
[Picture of Mike Harding]


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


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


Harket, Morten
Born 14 September 1959  (Kongsberg, Norway)
Lead singer for synth band A-HA
[Picture of Morten Harket]


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]


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


Harper, Gerald
Born 15 February 1931  (London, England)
Actor, known for his titular roles in 'Adam Adamant Lives' and 'Hadleigh'.
[Picture of Gerald Harper]


Harper, Roy
Born 12 June 1941  (Rusholme, Manchester, England)
Quirky folk singer. Provided the vocals to 'Have A Cigar' from Pink Floyd's classic 1975 album, 'Wish You Were Here'.
[Picture of Roy Harper]


Harries, Lauren
Born 6 March 1978  (England)
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


Harris, Anita
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 Estelle Harris is no longer with us
Born 4 April 1928  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 2 April 2022  (Palm Desert, California, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
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, 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, 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]


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-Brewer, Julia
Born 2 May 1968  (Birmingham, United Kingdom)
English Radio Presenter and political journalist
[Picture of Julia Hartley-Brewer]


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


Harwell, Steve
Born 9 January 1967  (Santa Clara, California, USA)
Goatee-rocking frontman of meme-friendly Shrek-soundtrackers Smash Mouth. Not related to Guy Fieri.
[Picture of Steve Harwell]


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]


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]


Hassan, Abdelkarim
Born 28 August 1993  (Qatar)
Qatari footballer.
[Picture of Abdelkarim Hassan]


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


Hatch, Orrin Orrin Hatch is no longer with us
Born 22 March 1934  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 23 April 2022  (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Senior US Senator, who represents Utah.
[Picture of Orrin Hatch]


Hatch, Tony
Born 30 June 1939  (Pinner, Middlesex, England)
English composer probably best known for writing Petula Clark's biggest hits.
[Picture of Tony Hatch]


Hatem, Abdulaziz
Born 28 October 1990  (Doha, Qatar)
Qatari footballer.
[Picture of Abdulaziz Hatem]


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]


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


Hawk, Tony
Born 12 May 1968  (Carlsbad, California, USA)
Legendary US skateboarder who is basically the no. 1 name of this sport
[Picture of Tony Hawk]


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]


Hawkins, Julia
Born 10 February 1916  (Wisconsin, USA)
American centenarian masters athlete.
[Picture of Julia Hawkins]


Hawley, Josh
Born 31 December 1979  (Springdale, Arkansas, USA)
US Senator of Missouri, and already a front row candidate in the asshole primaries of 2024
[Picture of Josh Hawley]


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, Melvyn
Born 11 January 1935  (London, England)
Gunner Beaumont in 'It Ain't Half Hot Mum', amongst other TV appearances.
[Picture of Melvyn Hayes]


Hayward, Justin
Born 14 October 1946  (Swindon, Wiltshire, England)
Singer, guitarist & composer, member of The Moody Blues.
[Picture of Justin Hayward]


Head, Alec Alec Head is no longer with us
Born in France  (exact date unknown)

Died 22 June 2022  (France)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Retired French racehorse trainer and breeder. Born August 1924
[Picture of Alec Head]


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


Healy, Tim
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]


Hecht, Jessica
Born 28 June 1965  (Princeton, New Jersey, USA)
American TV actress, Gretchen on Breaking Bad
[Picture of Jessica Hecht]


Hedren, Tippi
Born 19 January 1930  (New Ulm, Minnesota, USA)
Actress, star of 'The Birds' & 'Marnie' & mum of Melanie Griffith.
[Picture of Tippi Hedren]


Heidemann, Gerd
Born 4 December 1931  (Altona, Hamburg)
German journalist heavily involved in, and later jailed for, the Hitler Diaries hoax.
[Picture of Gerd Heidemann]


Heise, Lisel
Born in Germany  (exact date unknown)
100 year old German woman who was elected to her town council. Died in May without receiving a qualifying obit
[Picture of Lisel Heise]


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


Hellstrom, Ronnie
Born 21 February 1949  (Malmo, Sweden)
Well-regarded swedish goalkeeper in the 70s. Died in January but did not receive a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Ronnie Hellstrom]


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]


Hemingway, John
Born 17 July 1919  (Dublin, Ireland)
Battle of Britain pilot.
[Picture of John Hemingway]


Henfrey, Janet
Born 16 August 1935  (Aldershot, UK)
Actress best remembered as Judi Dench's housekeeper in "As Time Goes By".
[Picture of Janet Henfrey]


Hennessey, Dan
Born 25 August 1941  (place of birth unknown)
Canadian voice director and childrens' TV voice actor
[Picture of Dan Hennessey]


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


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


Herbert, Rachel
Born in Surrey, England  (exact date unknown)
relatively minor British actress, born 1935
[Picture of Rachel Herbert]


Herrera, Carmen Carmen Herrera is no longer with us
Born 31 May 1915  (Havana, Cuba)

Died 12 February 2022  (New York, New York, USA)

Age at death: 106  (read death notice)
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]


Herrington, John S.
Born 31 May 1939  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
United States Secretary of Energy suring Ronald Reagan's second term
[Picture of John S. Herrington]


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]


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


Hessayon, D. G.
Born 13 February 1928  (Salford, UK)
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]


Hesselbein, Frances Frances Hesselbein is no longer with us
Born 1 November 1915  (Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 11 December 2022  (Easton, Pennsylvania, USA)

Age at death: 107  (read death notice)
Former CEO of the US cookie-sharing youth organisation Girl Scouts.
[Picture of Frances Hesselbein]


Heuvel, Cor van den
Born 6 March 1931  (Biddeford, Maine, USA)
American haiku poet.
[Picture of Cor van den  Heuvel]


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]


Heywood, Anne
Born 11 December 1931  (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]


Hicks, Lady Pamela
Born 19 April 1929  (Barcelona, Spain)
British aristocrat and youngest daughter of Lord Mountbatten.
[Picture of Lady Pamela Hicks]


Higgins, Jack Jack Higgins is no longer with us
Born 27 July 1929  (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)

Died 9 April 2022  (Jersey, Channel Islands)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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
Born 4 January 1933  (Larimore, North Dakota, USA)
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, 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]


Hilligoss, Candace
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, 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]


Hilpert, Fritz
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]


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]


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]


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]


Hodges, Mike Mike Hodges is no longer with us
Born 29 July 1932  (Bristol, England)

Died 17 December 2022  (Dorset, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Film director who'll sleep when he's dead.
[Picture of Mike Hodges]


Hoffman, Dustin
Born 8 August 1937  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Diminutive actor with a reputation for being difficult to work with. Has played a wide range of roles in his 80 or so movie and TV appearances, including a crippled street hustler in 'Midnight Cowboy', a cross-dressing actor in 'Tootsie' and an autistic
[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 Robert Hoffmann is no longer with us
Born 30 August 1939  (Salzburg, Austria)

Died 4 July 2022  (Salzburg, Austria)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
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]


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]


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


Holder, Ram John
Born 2 February 1934  (Georgetown, Guyana)
Guyanese actor forever remembered as the rum-drinking Porkpie in groundbreaking 90s sitcom "Desmond's".
[Picture of Ram John Holder]


Holiday, Hope
Born 30 November 1930  (New York, New York, USA)
American actress best known as Jack Lemmon's partner in The Apartment
[Picture of Hope Holiday]


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, Georgia Georgia Holt is no longer with us
Born 9 June 1926  (Kensett, Arkansas, USA)

Died 10 December 2022  (United States)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Mother of Cher. Released her debut album, "Honky Tonk Woman", in 2013 at the age of 87.
[Picture of Georgia Holt]


Honan, Tras
Born 4 January 1930  (Dublin, Ireland)
Former Irish Cathaoirleach, the only female to hold the post to date.
[Picture of Tras Honan]


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]


Hooley, Joan
Born 13 November 1936  (Jamaica)
Actress who made up 1/2 of one of television's first interracial kisses when she appeared in a 1964 "Emergency Ward 10" plotline. Like every other British-based black actor over the age of 70, recently popped up in "Death In Paradise".
[Picture of Joan Hooley]


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]


Hopkins, Patty
Born in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England  (exact date unknown)
English architect who often worked alongside husband Michael Hopkins on projects.
[Picture of Patty Hopkins]


Hoppus, Mark
Born 15 March 1972  (Ridgecrest, California, USA)
Blink-182 bassist and co-lead vocalist.
[Picture of Mark Hoppus]


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]


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


Horgan, John
Born 7 August 1959  (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)
Premier of British Columbia.
[Picture of John Horgan]


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


Horton, Billie Jean
Born 6 June 1933  (Louisiana, United States)
US country singer who started as a groupie and then married Hank Williams, dated Johnny Cash, etc..
[Picture of Billie Jean Horton]


Horton, Brian
Born 4 February 1949  (Hednesford, England)
Footballer and manager.
[Picture of Brian Horton]


Horton, Richard
Born 29 December 1961  (London, England)
Editor-In-Chief of UK medical journal 'The Lancet'.
[Picture of Richard Horton]


Hoskins, Brian
Born 17 May 1945  (England)
British dynamical meteorologist and climatologist.
[Picture of Brian Hoskins]


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]


Hossain, Mosharraf Mosharraf Hossain is no longer with us
Born 20 November 1981  (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Died 19 April 2022  (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Age at death: 40  (read death notice)
Bangladeshi national cricketer, recently very ill with brain cancer
[Picture of Mosharraf Hossain]


Houghton, John
Born 19 November 1944  (place of birth unknown)
British author most famous for writing children's book Hagbanes Doom and its sequels.
[Picture of John Houghton]


Houphouët-Boigny, Marie-Thérèse
Born 17 September 1930  ()
First Lady of the Côte d'Ivoire for a remarkable 33 years, from 1960-93. Born 1931.
[Picture of Marie-Thérèse Houphouët-Boigny]


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]


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


Houston, Thelma
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, John
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]


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, George
Born 29 June 1949  (Prescott Urban District, United Kingdom)
Fairly slim British labour politician who serves as the Member of Parliament for Knowsley
[Picture of George Howarth]


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, 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 1940  (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, Alwen
Date and place of birth unknown
Mrs Rolf Harris
[Picture of Alwen Hughes]


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


Hughes, Shirley Shirley Hughes is no longer with us
Born 16 July 1927  (West Kirby, England)

Died 25 February 2022  (London, England, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
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]


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, Marsha Marsha Hunt is no longer with us
Born 17 October 1917  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 7 September 2022  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 104  (read death notice)
Blacklisted Hollywood actress.
[Picture of Marsha Hunt]


Hunting, Tom
Born 10 April 1965  (Richmond, California, USA)
American metal drummer, particularly with the band Exodus.
[Picture of Tom Hunting]


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, 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]


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


Huxtable, Judy
Born 4 July 1942  (Surrey, England)
Swinging Sixties model and socialite who then got a few film roles based on her looks
[Picture of Judy Huxtable]


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]


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


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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