Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2024: H


Demento, Dr.
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 Dr. Demento]


Haber, Alan
Born 29 July 1936  (USA)
Former left-wing student radical, first President of Students for a Democratic Society (1960).
[Picture of Alan Haber]


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]


Haddish, Tiffany
Born 3 December 1979  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American stand-up comedienne, actress, once-alleged groomer
[Picture of Tiffany Haddish]


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]


Hagan, Cliff
Born 9 December 1931  (Owensboro, Kentucky, USA)
NBA player for the St. Louis Hawks for 10 years, nicknamed Li'l Abner
[Picture of Cliff Hagan]


Haigler, Christine
Born 1 May 1948  (Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA)
Figure skater.
[Picture of Christine Haigler]


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]


Hak Ja, Han
Born 10 February 1943  (Anju, South Korea)
Widow of Unification church leader Sun Myung Moon
[Picture of Han Hak Ja]


Hakansson, Maj-Britt
Born 29 March 1919  (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Swedish actress who had her final movie role 78 years ago. Died possibly in 1995 but who can tell…
[Picture of Maj-Britt Hakansson]


Haku, (wrestler)
Born 10 February 1959  (Nukuʻalofa, Kingdom of Tonga)
Tongan professional wrestler with appearances in the WWF, WCW & NJPW.
[Picture of (wrestler) Haku]


Haley, Nikki
Born 20 January 1972  (Bamberg, South Carolina, USA)
Former governor of South Carolina, and ambassador to the UN. Probably lost to Trump before you read this
[Picture of Nikki Haley]


Halford, Alison
Born 5 August 1940  (Norwich, England)
Former copper, later a Welsh assemblywoman.
[Picture of Alison Halford]


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


Hall, Anthony Michael
Born 14 April 1968  (West Roxbury, Boston, USA)
Member of the Brat Pack, Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Weird Science, John Hughes alum.
[Picture of Anthony Michael Hall]


Hall, Deidre
Born 31 October 1947  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Acrtress, Plays Marlene Evans in Days Of Our Lives for over 45 years.
[Picture of Deidre Hall]


Hall, Glenn
Born 3 October 1931  (Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Canadian ice hockey goaltender.
[Picture of Glenn 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 Kristin Hallenga is no longer with us
Born 5 October 1985  (Daventry, Northamptonshire, England)

Died 6 May 2024  ()

Age at death: 38  (read death notice)
Won a Pride of Britain award in October 2009 that highlighted her brave fight against Stage IV Breast cancer.
[Picture of Kristin Hallenga]


Hallervorden, Dieter
Born 5 September 1935  (Dessau, Germany)
Goofy german comedian, who did everything from voice acting to theatre and stand-up performances
[Picture of Dieter Hallervorden]


Hallow, Sleepy
Born 20 December 1999  (Jamaica)
Drill rapper, drill being a genre of dirtily produced Rap, and what you want to do to your skull while listening to it
[Picture of Sleepy Hallow]


Halperin, Morton
Born 13 June 1938  (New York City, New York, USA)
US foreign policy expert to four presidents and Think Tank figure
[Picture of Morton Halperin]


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


Halsey, Brett
Born 20 June 1933  (Santa Ana, California, USA)
Hunky actor in numerous Western and spy films.
[Picture of Brett Halsey]


Ham, Ken
Born 20 October 1951  (Cairns, Queensland, Australia)
Christian fundamentalist loon of all the usual stripes you'd expect, thinks the Earth is 6,000 years old, etc.
[Picture of Ken Ham]


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


Hamill, John
Born 3 May 1947  (Shepherd's Bush, London England)
Bodybuilder-turned-model-turned-actor, he was known for appearances in British "sex comedies" but also did TV work (including Doctor Who). Last known appearance was in 1989.
[Picture of John Hamill]


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


Hamilton, Ian 'Chico' Ian 'Chico' Hamilton is no longer with us
Born 31 October 1950  (London, United Kingdom)

Died 19 May 2024  ()

Age at death: 73  (read death notice)
Midfielder in the 70s mainly for Aston Villa. Death announced 19-05-2024
[Picture of Ian 'Chico' Hamilton]


Hamilton, Lee
Born 20 April 1931  (Daytona Beach, FL, USA)
Former US represenative for Indiana, and vice-chair of the 9/11 Commission.
[Picture of Lee 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]


Hamilton-Parker, Craig
Born 24 January 1954  ()
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]


Hamlin, Damar
Born 24 March 1998  (McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, USA)
NFLer who collapsed on the field at the beginning of 2023. Has since made a full recovery and returned to playing.
[Picture of Damar Hamlin]


Hammer, MC
Born 30 March 1963  (Oakland, California, USA)
Hammer Time! Famous rapper still best known for earworm U Can't Touch This.
[Picture of MC Hammer]


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]


Hamp, Johnnie
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
TV producer responsible for some of the Beatles' earliest TV appearances.
[Picture of Johnnie Hamp]


Hampshire, Susan
Born 12 May 1937  (London, UK)
Three time Emmy award winning British actress also Lady Kulukundis
[Picture of Susan Hampshire]


Hancock, Herbie
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]


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


Handke, Peter
Born 12 June 1942  (Griffen, Austria)
Austrian novelist and Nobel laureate noted for his incisive looks into the extremes of the mind.
[Picture of Peter Handke]


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, Gabbie
Born 7 February 1991  (New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA)
Internet influencer with a musical career, takes regular breaks from social media for various mental problems
[Picture of Gabbie Hanna]


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]


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]


Harberger, Arnold
Born 27 July 1924  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
American economist and inventor of the Harberger Triangle
[Picture of Arnold Harberger]


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


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]


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, Françoise Françoise Hardy is no longer with us
Born 17 January 1944  (Paris, France)

Died 11 June 2024  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
French singer who has released 27 Albums.
[Picture of Françoise Hardy]


Harford, Mick
Born 2 December 1959  (Sunderland, England)
Footballer and manager most closely associated with Luton Town.
[Picture of Mick Harford]


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


Harkin, Tom
Born 19 November 1939  (Cumming, Iowa, USA)
Former Iowa Senator from 1985 to 2015.
[Picture of Tom Harkin]


Harley, Steve Steve Harley is no longer with us
Born 27 February 1951  (Deptford, England)

Died 17 March 2024  (Suffolk, UK)

Age at death: 73  (read death notice)
English rock singer leading Cockney Rebel.
[Picture of Steve Harley]


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]


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


Harris, Cornbread
Born 23 April 1927  (Chicago, Illenois, USA)
Pianist and performer of Minnesota's first Rock 'n' Roll record, father of producer Jimmy Jam.
[Picture of Cornbread 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, Fred R
Born 13 November 1930  (Walters, Oklahoma, USA)
former Oklahoma Senator from 1964 to 1973.
[Picture of Fred R Harris]


Harris, Harriet Sansom
Born 8 January 1955  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
Felicia on Desperate Housewives and a Tony under her belt
[Picture of Harriet Sansom Harris]


Harris, James B.
Born 3 August 1928  (New York, NY, USA)
Producer, writer & director, collaborator with Stanley Kubrick.
[Picture of James B. Harris]


Harris, Roger
Born 27 July 1933  (Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand)
New Zealand cricketer who played in two Tests in 1959
[Picture of Roger 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, Rosie
Born 12 July 1925  (Cardiff, England)
British author of romantic fiction.
[Picture of Rosie Harris]


Harrison, Ed
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Sports blogger who ran the definitive blog on Newcastle United.
[Picture of Ed Harrison]


Harry, Bill
Born 17 September 1938  (Liverpool, England)
English journalist and creator of Mersey Beat.
[Picture of Bill Harry]


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]


Hart, Jimmy
Born 1 January 1944  (Jackson, Mississippi, USA)
Professional wrestling manager of the likes of Hulk Hogan known as "The Mouth of the South".
[Picture of Jimmy 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, Simon
Born 15 August 1963  (Wolverhampton, England)
Welsh Tory MP for Carmarthen West, and current Welsh Secretary. Given the fates of the last two, a poisoned challice?
[Picture of Simon Hart]


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


Hartley, Ted
Born 6 November 1924  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
Former US military pilot with a Howard Hughes-like venture into the movie business
[Picture of Ted Hartley]


Hartman, David
Born 19 May 1935  (Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA)
Host of "Good Morning America" 1975-1987 and occasional actor
[Picture of David Hartman]


Harvey, David
Born 7 February 1948  (Leeds, England)
Former Leeds United and Scotland international goalkeeper.
[Picture of David Harvey]


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


Harwood, 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, Clem
Born 11 August 1943  (Campbellsville, Kentucky, USA)
Prominent college basketball player, later involved in the University of Minnesota basketball scandal
[Picture of Clem Haskins]


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


Hasselhoff, David
Born 17 July 1952  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Self-fancying star of 'Knight Rider' and 'Baywatch', whose move into anodyne pop ballads made him so ludicrously popular in Germany, of all places, that he even claims they played an important part in the reunification of the country.
[Picture of David Hasselhoff]


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


Hathaway, Anne
Born 12 November 1982  (New York City, New York, USA)
Long-popular actress. First a family-friendly teen star of Disney films before successfully turning to adult roles, including an Oscar for 'Les Miserables'.
[Picture of Anne Hathaway]


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]


Haupt, Herbert
Born 28 September 1947  (Seeboden, Austria)
Austrian politician who was once shortly Vice-Chancellor.
[Picture of Herbert Haupt]


Havergal, Giles
Born 9 June 1938  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
British theatre director, spent a long time at Glasgow's Citizens Theatre
[Picture of Giles Havergal]


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]


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


Hawn, Goldie
Born 21 November 1945  (Washington, District of Columbia, USA)
Actress who got her first break as a regular performer on 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In', but had to wait a further decade before really making it big when she took the title role in 'Private Benjamin' (1980). Knocking on a bit now to play her trademark
[Picture of Goldie Hawn]


Haydee, Marcia
Born 18 April 1937  (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)
Top of the list Brazilian ballet dancer
[Picture of Marcia Haydee]


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


Hayes, Bill Bill Hayes is no longer with us
Born 5 June 1925  (Harvey, Illinois, USA)

Died 12 January 2024  (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Singer & actor (Days of our Lives).
[Picture of Bill Hayes]


Hayes, Jahana
Born 8 March 1973  (Waterbury, Connecticut, USA)
A former "teacher of the year", now congresswoman for Connecticut
[Picture of Jahana 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]


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


Haynie, Sandra
Born 4 June 1943  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
American golfer.
[Picture of Sandra Haynie]


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


Haze, Jonathan
Born 1 April 1929  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor, mostly collaborating with the legendary director Roger Corman on films such as 'The Little Shop of Horrors'.
[Picture of Jonathan Haze]


Head, Anthony
Born 20 February 1954  (Camden Town, London, UK)
Actor, main cast of Buffy the Vapire slayer, Ted Lasso.
[Picture of Anthony Head]


Headley, Ron
Born 29 June 1939  (Kingston, Jamaica)
West Indian cricketer who played in two Tests and one ODI in 1973
[Picture of Ron Headley]


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]


Hearn, George
Born 18 June 1934  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Actor, played in several Broadway musicals like Sunset Boulevard,Sweeney Todd and Showtime.
[Picture of George Hearn]


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


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


Hehir, Bobby
Born 15 October 1958  (Worcester, Massachusetts, USA)
NHL player nicknamed "Rocket".
[Picture of Bobby Hehir]


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]


Heiss, Carol
Born 20 January 1940  (New York, New York, USA)
Olympic gold-winning figure skater who later played the female lead in 'Snow White and the Three Stooges'.
[Picture of Carol Heiss]


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


Helms, Jimmy
Born 27 September 1941  (Florida, USA)
Soul singer with Londonbeat who also had a solo hit with "Gonna Make You an Offer You Can't Refuse".
[Picture of Jimmy Helms]


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]


Henderson, Gordon
Born 27 January 1948  (Gillingham, Kent, England)
MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey since 2010.
[Picture of Gordon Henderson]


Hendron, Joe
Born 12 November 1932  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Northern Irish politician.
[Picture of Joe Hendron]


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]


Hennessy, James James Hennessy is no longer with us
Born 26 September 1923  (England)

Died 25 February 2024  ()

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
British diplomat and former Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons.
[Picture of James Hennessy]


Henriksen, Lance
Born 5 May 1940  (Manhattan, New York, USA)
Versitile actor of film and TV. Close encounters..., Dog Day Afternoon, The Right Stuff, Aliens, X-files, Millenium.
[Picture of Lance Henriksen]


Henry, Clarence "Frogman" Clarence
Born 19 March 1937  (Algiers, Louisiana, USA)

Died 7 April 2024  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
R&B singer and pianist.
[Picture of Clarence


Henwood, Dai
Born 7 February 1978  (Wellington, New Zealand)
New Zealand TV host and comedian.
[Picture of Dai Henwood]


Herd, George
Born 6 May 1936  (Lanark, UK)
Scottish Footballer who played mainly for Clyde and Sunderland and 5 times for Scotland
[Picture of George Herd]


Hernandez, Sergio
Born 27 April 1945  (Arica, Chile)
Chilean actor, appearing in more than 60 films, left Chile following the coup in 1973, he exiled himself to Europe, returning 1986
[Picture of Sergio Hernandez]


Heron, Mike
Born 27 December 1942  (Edinburgh, UK)
Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his work in the Incredible String Band
[Picture of Mike Heron]


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]


Herriot, Jim
Born 20 December 1939  (Chapelhall, UK)
Scottish goalkeeper who played for clubs in England and Scotland and 8 times for Scotland
[Picture of Jim Herriot]


Herrmann, Hans
Born 23 February 1928  (Stuttgart, Weimar Republic)
German Formula One driver.
[Picture of Hans Herrmann]


Herschbach, Dudley R.
Born 18 June 1932  (San Jose, CA, USA)
Nobel prize winner for Chemistry (with Yuan T. Lee and John C. Polanyi) in 1986 "for their contributions concerning the dynamics of chemical elementary processes".
[Picture of Dudley R. Herschbach]


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]


Hersl, Daniel
Born 11 May 1969  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Police officer fallen from grace.
[Picture of Daniel Hersl]


Herzog, Werner
Born 5 October 1942  (Munich, Germany)
German film director & screenwriter, who has directed films both in his native land & internationally.
[Picture of Werner Herzog]


Herzog, Whitey Whitey Herzog is no longer with us
Born 9 November 1931  (New Athens, Illinois, USA)

Died 16 April 2024  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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]


Hess, Nigel
Born 22 July 1953  (Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England)
British composer and creator of themes for numerous properties.
[Picture of Nigel Hess]


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]


Hibbard, Robin
Born 30 January 1980  ( Tampa, Florida, USA)
American alum of MTV's 'The Challenge', also happens to like drugs.
[Picture of Robin Hibbard]


Hibbert, Edward
Born 9 September 1955  (Long Island, New York, USA)
Actor known for playing Gil Chesterton in Frasier and the voice of Zazu in Lion King movies
[Picture of Edward Hibbert]


Hickman, Darryl Darryl Hickman is no longer with us
Born 28 July 1931  (Hollywood, California, USA)

Died 22 May 2024  ()

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Child actor in the Golden Age of Hollywood, his career lasted until 1999
[Picture of Darryl Hickman]


Higgins, Terence
Born 18 January 1928  ()
MP for Worthing 1964 to 1997, later a life peer. No relationship to the AIDS victim of the same name.
[Picture of Terence Higgins]


Higgs, Peter Peter Higgs is no longer with us
Born 29 May 1929  (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)

Died 8 April 2024  ()

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Eminent theoretical physicist. A nobel prize winner no less, predicted the existence of the "God particle", the Higgs boson.
[Picture of Peter Higgs]


Hill, Clint
Born in   (exact date 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, 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]


Hilland, Toni
Born in Australia  (exact date unknown)
Amazing Race Australia winner, born 1983
[Picture of Toni Hilland]


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, 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]


Hilts, Nate
Born in Canada  (exact date unknown)
Canadian folk musician with The Dead South.
[Picture of Nate Hilts]


Hinchcliffe, Philip
Born 1 October 1944  (Dewsbury, Yorks. England)
Named by Den of Geek as the best ever producer of Doctor Who (2010). He also produced numerous other BBC and ITV dramas and served as script editor and script writer for others.
[Picture of Philip Hinchcliffe]


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]


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]


Hirsch, E. D.
Born 22 March 1928  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
Literary critic whose "cultural literacy" educational approach influenced Michael Gove, so thanks for that.
[Picture of E. D. Hirsch]


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]


Hirson, Alice
Born 10 March 1929  (New York City, New York, USA)
Veteran TV actress, for example as Ellen DeGeneres' mother
[Picture of Alice Hirson]


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


Hoare, Iorworth
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Convicted rapist who won £7m in the National Lottery in 2004 when on day release from prison. Born 1952.
[Picture of Iorworth Hoare]


Hockney, David
Born 9 July 1937  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
British artist, now based in California, whose (largely autobiographical) work is often described as Pop Art, although he himself has consistently shunned this label.
[Picture of David Hockney]


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


Hodge, Margaret
Born 8 September 1944  (Cairo, Egypt)
MP for Barking since 1994.
[Picture of Margaret Hodge]


Hodgson, Roy
Born 9 August 1947  (Croydon, London, England)
Journeyman manager who by some fluke, managed to secure the position as manager of Liverpool FC. Sacked 6 months later. Then by some other fluke became England manager in 2012.
[Picture of Roy Hodgson]


Hoepker, Thomas
Born 10 June 1936  (Munich, Germany)
Photographer & photojournalist, known for documenting the destruction of the World Trade Centre
[Picture of Thomas Hoepker]


Hoffman, Darleane C.
Born 8 November 1926  (Terril, Iowa, USA)
American chemist who was part of the team that discovered element 106, seaborgium
[Picture of Darleane C. Hoffman]


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, Todd
Born 4 December 1969  (Sandy, Oregon, USA)
Gold prospector, Discovery series Gold Rush.
[Picture of Todd Hoffman]


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]


Hoganson, Jason
Born in Newcastle, UK  (exact date unknown)
Actor who was in Empire State before his life spiralled out of control and into crime, born 1971
[Picture of Jason Hoganson]


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 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, 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]


Holland, Dave
Born 1 October 1946  (Wolverhampton, England)
Legendary jazz bassist propelled to stardom by Miles Davis
[Picture of Dave Holland]


Holland, Jools
Born 24 January 1958  (Blackheath, London, England)
Former member of Squeeze now hosting 'Later… with Jools Holland' on BBC2.
[Picture of Jools Holland]


Hollande, Francois
Born 12 August 1954  (Rouen, France)
Former president of France who had a bit of an unlucky hand
[Picture of Francois Hollande]


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, Eamonn
Born 3 December 1959  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Rotund & genial host of many a light entertainment programme.
[Picture of Eamonn Holmes]


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]


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]


Hood, Kate
Born in Sydney NSW, Australia  (exact date unknown)
Actress mostly known for the part of Kath Maxwell in Prisoner (aka Prisoner: Cell Block H). Now a wheelchair owing to hereditary spastic paraplegia
[Picture of Kate Hood]


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]


hope, baron hope of craighead, david
Born 27 June 1938  (Britain)
Retired judge, who was the most senior judge in Scotland, awarded a life peerage in 1995.
[Picture of david hope, baron hope of craighead]


Hope, Baron Hope of Thornes, David
Born 14 April 1940  (Wakefield, Yorkshire, England)
Archbishop of York from 1995 to 2005.
[Picture of David Hope, Baron Hope of Thornes]


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]


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


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


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


Hosono, Haruomi
Born 9 July 1947  (Minato, Tokyo, Japan)
Innovative Japanese composer and the last survivor of Yellow Magic Orchestra.
[Picture of Haruomi Hosono]


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, 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, Stewart
Born 20 August 1949  (Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland)
Former footballer, played mainly at Manchester Utd, one Scottish cap. Was assistant & caretaker-manager at Arsenal and manager at QPR. Scouted for Arsenal from 2008-2020
[Picture of Stewart 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, Elgar
Born 4 November 1935  (Cannock, Staffordshire, England)
British conductor and trumpeter.
[Picture of Elgar 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]


Howley, Chuck
Born 28 June 1936  (Wheeling, West Virginia, USA)
NFL linebacker primarily with the Dallas Cowboys.
[Picture of Chuck Howley]


Hsiao-hsien, Hou
Born 8 April 1947  (Meihsien County, Kwangtung, Republic of China)
Highly regarding Taiwanese film director, a leading director in his country's New Wave movement.
[Picture of Hou Hsiao-hsien]


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]


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, Alwen
Born 26 December 1931  (North London, United Kingdom)
Mrs Rolf Harris. A sculptor in her own right who has been badly affected by her husband's legal troubles.
[Picture of Alwen Hughes]


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


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


Hulanicki, Barbara
Born in Warsaw, Poland  (exact date unknown)
Founder of short-lived fashion store Biba. Born 1936.
[Picture of Barbara Hulanicki]


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]


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]


Hunka, Yaroslav
Born 19 March 1925  (Urmań, Poland)
Ukrainian Canadian WWII veteran who was flaunted as a shining citizen by Trudeau in 2023 until word came out he was a Nazi soldier. Whoops.
[Picture of Yaroslav Hunka]


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, Linda
Born 12 April 1945  (Morristown, New Jersey, USA)
Actress, first ever to win an Oscar for playing the opposite sex, as the male photographer in 'The Year of Living Dangerously'.
[Picture of Linda Hunt]


Hunt, Toni
Date and place of birth unknown
Rugby player with cancer.
[Picture of Toni 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]


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]


Hussain, Nasser
Born 28 March 1968  (Madras, India)
Former England cricket captain who arguably sparked their revival to eventually become the World's best test side at present.
[Picture of Nasser Hussain]


Hussein, Waris
Born 9 December 1938  (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India)
Television and film director. Directed the first ever 'Doctor Who' serial in 1963.
[Picture of Waris Hussein]


Hutchins, Will
Born 5 May 1930  (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
TV and film actor most famous as an unlikely Western hero in Tenderfoot (1957-61), but packed in a fairly extensive list of credits besides.
[Picture of Will Hutchins]


Hutchinson, Wanda
Born 17 December 1951  (Chicago, Illenois, USA)
Lead singer of R&B group the Emotions. "Best of My Love"
[Picture of Wanda Hutchinson]


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


Hye-Ja, Kim
Born 14 September 1941  (Gyeongseong, South Korea)
South Korean actress.
[Picture of Kim Hye-Ja]


Hyman, Dick
Born 3 August 1927  (New York, New York, USA)
Amercian jazz pianist and composer.
[Picture of Dick 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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