• Hazel Court

    1926 - 2008

    Hazel Court (1926 - 2008)

    Court was born in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, lived in the Boldmere area and attended Boldmere School and Highclare College. Her father was G.W. Court, a cricketer who played for Durham CCC. At the age of fourteen, she studied drama at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Alexandra Theatre, also in Birmingham, England. At the age of […]

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  • Hazel I. Derthick

    1906 - 1989

    Hazel I. Derthick (1906 - 1989)

    Motion picture actress. She appeared in the film classic “The Wizard of Oz” (1939).  Family links:  Spouse:  A. J. Resmondo (1894 – 1971)* *Calculated relationship Note: She is interred under her married name Resmondo

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  • Hazel Neilson Terry

    1923 - 1974

    Hazel Neilson Terry (1923 - 1974)

    British Film Actress. She was the daughter of actress, Mary Glynne, and actor Dennis Neilson-Terry. She was married to British actor, Geoffrey Keen. Her film and television credits include “The Servant,” “Kill or Cure,” “The Shoemaker’s Last,” “The Fletcher Case,” “Sweet Devil,” “Missing, Believed Married,” “Our Fighting Navy,” and “The Marriage of Corbal.” (bio by: […]

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  • Headley George Cooling

    1970 - 1944

    Headley George Cooling (1970 - 1944)

    Journalist.

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  • Heath Ledger

    1979 - 2008

    Heath Ledger (1979 - 2008)

    Heath Ledger Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career. His work comprised nineteen films, including 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), […]

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  • Heather Angel

    1909 - 1986

    Heather Angel (1909 - 1986)

    Actress. She appeared in films for over 30 years, with her first starring role coming in “Night in Montmarte” (1931). Her last regular role was on the television series, “Peyton Place”. Her last husband was film director, Robert B. Sinclair.  (bio by: Scott G)  Family links:  Spouses:  Robert B. Sinclair (1905 – 1970)  Henry Wilcoxon […]

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  • Heather Begg

    1932 - 2009

    Heather Begg (1932 - 2009)

    Born in Nelson, New Zealand in 1932, Heather Begg studied in Auckland with Sister Mary Leo and at the New South Wales State Conservatorium, during which time she won the 1955 Sydney Sun Aria contest. She was engaged as a principal mezzo-soprano with the National Opera of Australia from 1954-56. Her professional debut was as […]

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  • Heather Michele O’Rourke

    1975 - 1988

    Heather Michele O’Rourke (1975 - 1988)

    Child actress, she is best remembered for her roles of Carol Anne Freeling in the three “Poltergeist” movies (1982, 1986, and 1988). Born in San Diego, California, she was discovered in 1980 by director Steven Spielberg, while eating lunch with her mother in the MGM Studio Commissary. Spielberg was looking for a six-year-old to play […]

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  • Heather O’Rourke

    1975 - 1988

    Heather O’Rourke (1975 - 1988)

    O’Rourke was born in San Diego, California to Kathleen and Michael O’Rourke. Her mother worked as a seamstress and her father was a construction worker. She had an older sister, Tammy. Kathleen and Michael divorced in 1981, and O’Rourke’s mother married truck driver James A. “Jim” Peele in 1984. After her parents’ divorce, O’Rourke rarely […]

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  • Heather Sears

    1935 - 1994

    Heather Sears (1935 - 1994)

    Although not from an acting family (her father was a distinguished London doctor), she was already performing in plays at the age of 5 and even writing them at the age of 8. Sears had a long association with France and French culture which began in her childhood when she spent summers in Brittany with […]

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  • Héctor Anglada

    1976 - 2002

    Héctor Anglada (1976 - 2002)

    Actor. He had a short but successful career in cinema and television. Best known for his main role in the movie “Pizza, Birra, Faso” (1997). (bio by: 380W) Cause of death: Motorcycle accident

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  • Hector Boiardi

    1897 - 1985

    Hector Boiardi (1897 - 1985)

    Businessman/Entrepreneur. A native of Piacenza, Italy, he was a world renowned chef known for his many Italian dishes. Known affectionately as ‘Chef Boyardee’ he founded his food franchise of products with his wife Helen. He became a food prodigy by age 11, in his native Italy, but later emigrated to New York City in 1915, […]

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  • Hector Camacho

    1962 - 2012

    Hector Camacho (1962 - 2012)

    Hector Camacho was a Puerto Rican professional boxer and singer. Known for his quickness in the ring and flamboyant style, he held major championships in the super featherweight (WBC, 1983), lightweight (WBC, 1985), and junior welterweight (WBO, 1989 and 1991) divisions. After earning minor titles in four additional weight classes, Camacho became the first boxer […]

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  • Hedda Hopper

    1885 - 1966

    Hedda Hopper (1885 - 1966)

    Hedda Hopper was born Elda Furry in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Margaret (née Miller 1856-1941) and David Furry, a butcher, both members of the German Baptist Brethren. Her siblings included Dora, Sherman, Cameron, Edgar, Frank and Margaret. Her family was of Pennsylvania Dutch (German) descent. The family moved to Altoona when Elda was three. She […]

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  • Hedwig Bleibtreu

    1868 - 1958

    Hedwig Bleibtreu (1868 - 1958)

    Actress. Born in Linz,  Austria,  she made her stage debut in 1886 at the Theater of Augsburg in Germany. In 1891 she moved to Vienna, where she became the doyenne of the National Theatre. She later appeared in the silent films “Die Herrin der Welt” (1919) and “Die Kurtisane von Venedig” (1924). Her most famous […]

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  • Hedy Lamarr

    1914 - 2000

    Hedy Lamarr (1914 - 2000)

    Lamarr was born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in 1914 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary, the only child of Gertrud “Trude” Kiesler (née Lichtwitz; 3 February 1894 – 27 February 1977) and Emil Kiesler (27 December 1880 – 14 February 1935). Her father was born in Lemberg and was a successful bank director. He died before the Holocaust, […]

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  • Heenan Elliott

    1892 - 1970

    Heenan Elliott (1892 - 1970)

    Actor. Born in Suger Creek, Ohio, he began his career performing in stage musical befor making his film debut in “Trouble at Midnight” (1938). His other film credits include “The Bandit Trail” (1941), “In Old California” (1942), “Adventures of the Flying Cadet” (1946), “The Threat” (1949) and “Hell‘s Crossroads” (1957). For television, he appeared of […]

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  • Heidi Brühl

    1942 - 1991

    Heidi Brühl (1942 - 1991)

    Heidi Brühl’s first screen appearance was in the 1954 film Der letzte Sommer with Liselotte Pulver, but it was in the role of Dalli, in what became known as the “Immenhof films”, that she became famous in Germany. Die Mädels vom Immenhof (de), adapted from a novel by children’s writer Ursula Bruns, appeared in 1955 […]

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  • Heihachiro Fukuda

    1970 - 1970

    Heihachiro Fukuda (1970 - 1970)

    Painter. He was a member of the Rikucho-kai artists’ group and a professor at what is now the Kyoto City University of Arts. For his achievements, he was awarded the Order of Culture recognition. His paintings, which depicted almost exclusively flowers, bamboo, birds, fish and inanimate objects, are described to show an independent style based […]

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  • Heinrich Eberbach

    1895 - 1992

    Heinrich Eberbach (1895 - 1992)

    During late 1914 Eberbach fought in France as a corporal, and by February 1915 he was promoted to Lieutenant. During 1915 he was wounded twice in France, lost his nose due to a French bullet (a rubber replacement was made) and was captured by the French. In December 1916 he was exchanged for a French […]

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  • Heinrich Hertz

    1857 - 1894

    Heinrich Hertz (1857 - 1894)

    Heinrich Rudolf Hertz was born in 1857 in Hamburg, then a sovereign state of the German Confederation, into a prosperous and cultured Hanseatic family. His father Gustav Ferdinand Hertz (originally named David Gustav Hertz) (1827–1914) was a barrister and later a senator. His mother was Anna Elisabeth Pfefferkorn. Hertz’s father converted from Judaism to Christianity […]

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  • Heinz Erhardt

    1909 - 1979

    Heinz Erhardt (1909 - 1979)

    Heinz Erhardt was born in Riga, the son of Baltic German Kapellmeister Gustl Erhardt. He lived most of his childhood at his grandparents in Riga, where his grandfather, Paul Nelder, owned a music house. His grandfather also taught him how to play the piano. After World War I, his father emigrated to Germany. Erhardt lived with […]

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  • Heinz Roemheld

    1901 - 1985

    Heinz Roemheld (1901 - 1985)

    Heinz Roemheld (May 1, 1901 – February 11, 1985) was an American composer. Born Heinz Eric Roemheld in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he was one of four children of German immigrant Heinrich Roemheld and his wife Fanny Rauterberg Roemheld. Heinrich was a pharmacist, but all the members of the family were musical. Heinz’s brother Edgar (1898-1964) became […]

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  • Heinz Rühmann

    1902 - 1994

    Heinz Rühmann (1902 - 1994)

    During the Nazi era, he acted in 37 films and directed four. After the Nazis seized power in 1933, Rühmann did not speak openly about German politics, but instead kept himself as neutral as possible. He never stated a word against or towards the Nazis in the press, although he had been a supporter of […]

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  • Heishu Hosoi

    1728 - 1801

    Heishu Hosoi (1728 - 1801)

    Educator. He was one of the great scholars in Edo period. He opened a school in Edo (now Tokyo)and his teachings had a great influence on many people including Yoshida Shoin, an intellectual and hero of the Meiji Restoration, Takamori Saigo, a veteran statesman of the Meiji Restoration and upon whose life “The Last Samurai” […]

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  • Helen Ainsworth

    1901 - 1961

    Helen Ainsworth (1901 - 1961)

    Actress, Entertainment Agent. Known as “Cupid Ainsworth”, she appeared in thirteen motion pictures in the 1930s and early 1940s, most notably “The Big Broadcast of 1937” (1936) and “Gold Mine in the Sky” (1938). She became an agent after her film career, and was instrumental in launching the careers of Hollywood figures such as Marilyn […]

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  • Helen Alliene Shaw

    1897 - 1997

    Helen Alliene Shaw (1897 - 1997)

    Actress. She is best known for playing a kindly old woman on such shows as Diff’rent Strokes and Highway to Heaven. Perhaps her most famous role was Steve Martin’s grandmother in the 1989 comedy Parenthood. She died at the age of 100. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia)

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  • Helen Allingham

    1848 - 1926

    Helen Allingham (1848 - 1926)

    Artist. A noted watercolourist of the late 19th Century, she is primarily remembered for her images of the Surrey countryside. Born Helen Mary Elizabeth Paterson, she was raised initally in Altrincham, Cheshire, then following her father’s 1862 death during a diphtheria epidemic, the victims of which he was helping to treat, in Birmingham. Her talent […]

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  • Helen Boehm

    1920 - 2010

    Helen Boehm (1920 - 2010)

    Businesswoman. Called the “Princess of Porcelain”, she was co-founder of a Trenton, New Jersey, company producing high-end figurines which have been seen the world over. Born Elena Francesca Stephanie Franzolin, she was trained as a dressmaker and later as an optician. Married to veterinary assistant Edward Boehm in 1944, she joined with her husband in […]

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  • Helen Brach

    1911 - 1977

    Helen Brach (1911 - 1977)

    Helen Brach was born on November 10, 1911 on a small farm in Unionport, Ohio. Helen married her high school sweetheart in 1928; the couple had divorced by the time she was 21. Brach found work at a country club in Palm Beach, where she met and married millionaire, Frank Brach. The couple built a […]

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