• Herschel Bernardi

    1923 - 1986

    Herschel Bernardi (1923 - 1986)

    Actor. Born in New York City into a theatrical family, he was best known for his many performances on Broadway. His starring roles on Broadway included, “Fiddler of the Roof”, “Zorba”, “Bajour” and many other Yiddish plays. For television his credits include “Harbor Command”, “State Trooper”, “Peter Gunn” and for his lead role on the […]

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  • Herta Ehlert

    1905 - 1997

    Herta Ehlert (1905 - 1997)

    Herta Ehlert (née Liess; 26 March 1905, Berlin – 4 April 1997) was a female guard at many Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. On 15 November 1939, Ehlert was called for Schutzstaffel work by the Labor Exchange. She began work at Ravensbrück concentration camp. She stated, “… I had to see that civilian workers did […]

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  • Herta Oberheuser

    1911 - 1978

    Herta Oberheuser (1911 - 1978)

    Herta Oberheuser (15 May 1911 in Cologne, German Empire – 24 January 1978 in Linz am Rhein, West Germany) was a Nazi physician at the Auschwitz and Ravensbrück concentration camps from 1940 until 1943. Herta Oberheuser worked at concentration camps under the supervision of Dr. Karl Gebhardt, participating in gruesome medical experiments (sulfanilamide as well as […]

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  • Herta Ware

    1917 - 2005

    Herta Ware (1917 - 2005)

    Actress. Married to “The Walton’s” actor, Will Geer. She  helped him found The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum for Blacklisted actors in Topanga, California.  As an actress she is best known for her portrayal of Jack Gilford’s wife ‘Rosie Lefkowitz’ in the 1985 film “Cocoon.”  Herta was an actress that graced Stage, Film, and Television.  She […]

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  • Hertha Feiler

    1916 - 1970

    Hertha Feiler (1916 - 1970)

    Austrian actress. She began performing in the theater in 1936, and ultimately made more than 30 films. She was married to the actor Heinz Rühmann. (bio by: Rudi Polt)  Family links:  Spouse:  Heinz Rühmann (1902 – 1994)

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  • Hertha Salchow Borchert

    1895 - 1985

    Hertha Salchow Borchert (1895 - 1985)

    Author. She was best known for her writings in the Low German dialect and for caring for the literary estate of her son Wolfgang. A the age of 16, she married the local teacher. He introduced her to literary circles in Hamburg. She was encouraged by her husband to write, and she chose topics from […]

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  • Hervey Allen, Jr

    1889 - 1949

    Hervey Allen, Jr (1889 - 1949)

    Novelist. His many works include, “Wampum And Old Gold” (1921), “The Bride Of Huitzell: An Aztec Legend” (1922), “Carolina Chansons: Legends Of The Low Country” (1922), “The Blindman: A Ballad Of Nogent L’Artaud” (1923), “Earth Moods And Other Poems” (1925), “Christmas Epithlamium” (1925), “Toward The Flame” (1926), “New Legends: Poems” (1929), “Sarah Simon: Character Atlantean” […]

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  • Hervey Coke Parke

    1827 - 1899

    Hervey Coke Parke (1827 - 1899)

    Businessman. He was a co-founder of Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Company in 1868 in Detroit, Michigan. The company started standardizing medications and built the first modern pharmaceutical laboratory. They also developed a method of clinical tests for new drugs. They were the first to produce a bacterial vaccine, and phenytoin, which is used to treat seizures and […]

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  • Hetty King

    1883 - 1972

    Hetty King (1883 - 1972)

    Actress and Singer.  Born Winifred Emms King, the daughter of the famous British coster comedian Will King, Hetty became one of England’s highly successful male impersonators, starting out in Music Hall in 1897.  She topped the bills all over the world while dressed as a debonaire man about town or as a sailor or a […]

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  • Hideko Takamine

    1924 - 2010

    Hideko Takamine (1924 - 2010)

    Actress. Called “Japan’s Shirley Temple”, she extended her film career over a long span of years. After making her silver screen bow in the 1929 silent “Mother”, she had a steady succession of film roles, the depth of her assignments increasing with maturity. Takamine became a freelance performer in 1950 when she took the risk […]

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  • Hideo Takamine

    1854 - 1910

    Hideo Takamine (1854 - 1910)

    Educator. During a tour of the United States, Takamine became one of the few eductors to obtain a firm grasp of the Pestalozzian method of instruction while carrying out practice teaching at Oswego Normal School. After returning to Japan, Takamine served on the staff of Tokyo Normal School and in 1881 became its Director. He […]

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  • Hilaire Belloc

    1870 - 1953

    Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

    ‘Five yards East of this stone lies the body of Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), for 28 years a member of the congregation of this Church of Our Lady of Consolation, in whose memory this tower and spire were completed in 1964 in grateful recognition of his zealous and unwavering profession of our Holy faith which he […]

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  • Hilary Joyce Bradshaw

    1916 - 2009

    Hilary Joyce Bradshaw (1916 - 2009)

    British Fashion Artist. She was considered the last of her line; artisans who rendered the designs of the day with ink and paint, rather than thru photography. Miss Bradshaw was born into an upper class Scottish family, but her father, a prominent sportsman, abandoned his wife and children when young Hilary was a toddler. (Told […]

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  • Hilary Koprowski

    1916 - 2013

    Hilary Koprowski (1916 - 2013)

    Hilary Koprowski was born in Warsaw, Poland, to Paweł (Paul) and Sonia Koprowski. The parents had met in 1906 while Hilary Koprowski’s father was serving in the Russian Army, and they had moved to Warsaw soon after their marriage in 1912. Hilary Koprowski attended Warsaw’s Mikołaj Rej Secondary School, and from age twelve he took […]

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  • Hilary Mason

    1917 - 2006

    Hilary Mason (1917 - 2006)

    Actress. A renowned character actress who enjoyed a career on the big and small screen which spanned almost 50 years. She was best remembered for her role as the eerie blind psychic “Heather” in the classic 1973 supernatural chiller ‘Don’t Look Now.” She also appeared in other horror films including ‘Dolls’ (1987), ‘Afraid of the […]

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  • Hilda Braid

    1929 - 2007

    Hilda Braid (1929 - 2007)

    Actress. A popular British character performer. Born in Kent, Hilda began her career on stage with the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company,  and first won widespread fame in the mid-1960s for her roles in television. Braid was best known for her role in the BBC comedy “Citizen Smith” and particularly as Nana Moon in “EastEnders,” which […]

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  • Hilda Carrero

    1951 - 2002

    Hilda Carrero (1951 - 2002)

    Actress. She began her career participating in Miss Venezuela 1973, finishing as 3rd finalist. Well known in Latin America and USA for her main roles in soap operas like “Angélica,” “Emilia,” “Las Amazonas,” “El Sol Sale para Todos” and many others. (bio by: 380W) Cause of death: Cancer

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  • Hilda Fenemore

    1919 - 2004

    Hilda Fenemore (1919 - 2004)

    Actress. She was born in London, England. Film and television credits include “Goodnight Sweetheart,” “Vanity Fair,” “French and Saunders,””Are You Being Served?,” “Absolution,” “The Duchess of Duke Street,” “The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones,” “World of Laughter,” “Dad’s Army,””Thriller,” “The Boy with Two Heads,” “Emma,””Z Cars,” “Public Eye,” “Dixon of Dock Green,””Maigret,” “Carry On, Constable,” […]

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  • Hilda Gobbi

    1913 - 1988

    Hilda Gobbi (1913 - 1988)

    Actress. She was one of Hungary’s most recognizable character players. With her earthy features and trademark close-cropped hair, she was most often cast as strong-willed matriarchs, both dramatic and comic. She appeared in nearly 100 films,  including “Friday Rose” (1938),  “Janika” (1949),  “Professor Hannibal” (1956),  “Sleepless Years” (1959),  “Dialogue” (1963),  “Honey On the Knife” (1974), […]

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  • Hilda Haynes

    1912 - 1986

    Hilda Haynes (1912 - 1986)

    Actress. In the 1940s this native New Yorker began her acting career with the American Negro Theater. After a brief stint on Broadway she went on to a successful motion picture and television career. Some of her most famous performances were Nurse Rachel in “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble” (1976), Lottie in “Diary of […]

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  • Hilde Gueden

    1917 - 1988

    Hilde Gueden (1917 - 1988)

    Hilde Gueden was born Hulda Geiringer in Vienna, and studied singing with Otto Iro, piano with Maria Wetzelsberger, and dancing at the Vienna Music Academy. She debuted, as Hulda Gerin, in 1937 in Benatzky’s operetta Herzen im Schnee at the Vienna Volksoper. Her operatic debut came in 1939, when she sang Cherubino in Le nozze […]

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  • Hilde Weissner

    1909 - 1987

    Hilde Weissner (1909 - 1987)

    Actress.  Leading lady and later character performer in German films.  Born in Stettin,  Germany (now Szczecin,  Poland),  she made her acting debut in 1929 at the Schiller-Theatre in Hamburg-Altona,  and entered films in 1934.  Weissner’s credits include “Pappi” (1936),  “The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes” (1937),  “The Rothschilds” (1940),  “Diesel” (1942),  “Tromba,  The Tiger Man” […]

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  • Hildegard Knef

    1925 - 2002

    Hildegard Knef (1925 - 2002)

    Hildegard Knef was born in Ulm. Her parents were Hans Theodor and Friede Augustine Knef. Her father, who was a decorated First World War veteran, died of syphilis when she was only six months. Then her mother moved to Berlin and worked in a factory. Knef began studying acting at the age of 14, in […]

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  • Hildegard Krekel

    1952 - 2013

    Hildegard Krekel (1952 - 2013)

    Actress. Her most famous role was that of the daughter Rita in the 1970s German TV series “Ein Herz und eine Seele” (“One Heart and One Soul”), the German version of the BBC series “Till Death Do Us Part”, which was also re-made in the United States as “All in the Family”. She began her […]

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  • Hillary Brooke

    1914 - 1999

    Hillary Brooke (1914 - 1999)

    Actress. Born in Astoria, New York as Beatrice Sofia Mathilda Peterson. She was educated at Columbia University. To set herself apart from the typical stereo type blonde bombshells of the era, Hillary decided to speak with a British accent. This worked so well that producers who hired her expected to hear a blonde with a […]

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  • Hilo Hattie

    1901 - 1979

    Hilo Hattie (1901 - 1979)

    Entertainer, Actress. She was born Clarissa “Clara” Haili in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a Hawaiian singer, hula dancer, actress and comedienne of Native Hawaiian ancestry. Clara loved to dance the hula and sing in the church choir. She began teaching at Waipahu Elementary School in 1923, entertaining her students with what would become her comedy […]

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  • Hilton Kramer

    1928 - 2012

    Hilton Kramer (1928 - 2012)

    Kramer was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and was educated at Syracuse University, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in English; Columbia University; he studied literature and philosophy at Harvard University, Indiana University, and the New School for Social Research.  Kramer worked as the editor of Arts Magazine, art critic for The Nation, and from 1965 to 1982, […]

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  • Hiram Bithorn

    1916 - 1951

    Hiram Bithorn (1916 - 1951)

    Hiram Bithorn played winter ball for his home team Senadores de San Juan. When San Juan manager Juan Torruella resigned only two weeks into the 1938 season, the Senadores chose 22-year-old Bithorn as their new skipper, making him the youngest manager in Puerto Rican Professional Baseball League history. Within three years, Bithorn was pitching at […]

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  • Hiram Keller

    1944 - 1997

    Hiram Keller (1944 - 1997)

    Keller received his dramatic training at Lee Strasberg’s prestigious Actors Studio in New York. His first stage engagement took him to Broadway. From 1968 until his departure to appear in Fellini Satyricon, he was a member of the tribe in the original line-up stage production of Hair, directed by Tom O’Horgan, written by Gerome Ragni […]

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  • Hiram Sibley

    1807 - 1888

    Hiram Sibley (1807 - 1888)

    Businessman. Founder of Western Union. He was a friend of Czar Alexander I of Russia and the then Secretary of State William H. Seward, and persuaded the former to sell Alaska to the United States with the help of a United States government check supplied by the latter.  Family links:  Parents:  Benjamin Sibley (1768 – […]

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