• Hugo Friedhofer

    1901 - 1981

    Hugo Friedhofer (1901 - 1981)

    Hugo Wilhelm Friedhofer (May 3, 1901 – May 17, 1981) was an American composer best known for his motion picture scores. He was born in San Francisco. His father was a cellist trained in Dresden, Germany; his mother, Eva König, was born in Germany. Hugo Friedhofer began playing cello at the age of 13. After taking lessons […]

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  • Hugo Haas

    1901 - 1968

    Hugo Haas (1901 - 1968)

    Actor. Born in Brno, in what is now the Czech Republic, he became a star of the National Theater of Prague, where his greatest success was as Dr. Galen in Karel Kapec’s play “The White Disease”.  When the Nazis invaded his homeland in 1938,  Haas fled to the United States and worked as a character […]

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  • Hugo Lafayette Black

    1886 - 1971

    Hugo Lafayette Black (1886 - 1971)

    Hugo LaFayette Black was the youngest of the eight children of William Lafayette Black and Martha Toland Black. He was born on February 27, 1886, in a small wooden farmhouse in Ashland, Alabama, a poor, isolated rural Clay County town in the Appalachian foothills.  Because his brother Orlando had become a medical doctor, Hugo decided […]

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  • Huguette Oligny

    1922 - 2013

    Huguette Oligny (1922 - 2013)

    Actress. A star of the Canadian stage and screen for more than half a century, she is remembered for her countless performances in both French and English. The child of a French family that settled in Quebec after World War I, she took to show business early and made her professional debut in 1939. After […]

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  • Humbert Allen Astredo

    1929 - 2016

    Humbert Allen Astredo (1929 - 2016)

    American Actor. Astredo, who appeared in television, film, and stage, will best be remembered for the numerous roles he performed on the TV show ‘Dark Shadows’. After serving in the Korean War, he studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse in the early 1960s, later appearing at the Hollywood Bowl in ‘Faust’. In the mid-60s, he […]

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  • Hume Cronyn

    1911 - 2003

    Hume Cronyn (1911 - 2003)

    Subsequent to graduating from Ridley College, Hume Cronyn switched majors, from pre-law to drama, while attending McGill University, and continued his acting studies thereafter, under Max Reinhardt and at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 1934, the same year he joined The Lambs,[3] he made his Broadway debut as a janitor in Hipper’s Holiday […]

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  • Humphrey Bogart

    1899 - 1957

    Humphrey Bogart (1899 - 1957)

    Humphrey Bogart Bogart was born on Christmas Day, 1899 in New York City, the eldest child of Dr. Belmont DeForest Bogart (July 1867, Watkins Glen, New York – September 8, 1934, Tudor City apartments, New York City) and Maud Humphrey (1868–1940). Belmont and Maud married in June 1898. The name “Bogart” comes from the Dutch […]

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  • Humphrey Plantagenet

    1390 - 1447

    Humphrey Plantagenet (1390 - 1447)

    English Royalty. Born the fifth son of Henry IV, King of England and Mary de Bohun. He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter about 1400 and gained the titles of Duke of Gloucester and Earl of Pembroke in May 1414. He married Jacqueline von Bayern, Comtesse de Hollande, Zélande et Hainault in […]

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  • Hunter Guthrie

    1901 - 1974

    Hunter Guthrie (1901 - 1974)

    Educator, Clergyman, and Author. Amoung his works were “Modern Trends in American Culture,” and “History of Theology.” He was an ordained priest of the Roman Catholic Church. Recipient of the Freedom award. Co-founder of the Catholic Commission for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs. (bio by: Laurie)

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  • Huntley Gordon

    1887 - 1956

    Huntley Gordon (1887 - 1956)

    Canadian-born motion picture actor. Appeared in many films of the 1910s through the 1940s. His birth year depicted as 1887 on his niche nameplate is in dispute. It may be as early as 1879. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Huntz Hall

    1920 - 1999

    Huntz Hall (1920 - 1999)

    Popular motion picture actor of the 1930s to 1990s. Fondly remembered for his role of ‘Sach’ in a number of East Side Kids and Bowery Boys films. (bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Heart failure

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  • Hurd Hatfield

    1917 - 1970

    Hurd Hatfield (1917 - 1970)

    Hurd Hatfield He is best remembered for his role as the title character in the Oscar winning movie “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (1945), which was his second movie. Born William Rukard Hurd Hatfield, his father was an attorney who once served as deputy attorney general for the state of New York. He received his […]

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  • Hüseyin Nihal Atsız

    1905 - 1975

    Hüseyin Nihal Atsız (1905 - 1975)

    Writer. He graduated from Dar-ül Fünun (now Istanbul University) in 1931. He worked as a teacher at various schools in Turkey until 1944, when he was charged with agitation because of criticisms of various political figures. After a few court cases and one and one-half years in jail, he was freed in 1947. From 1949 […]

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  • Hy Averback

    1920 - 1997

    Hy Averback (1920 - 1997)

    Actor, Motion Picture Producer, Director. Cause of death: Died following heart surgery

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  • Hyakusui Hirahuku

    1970 - 1970

    Hyakusui Hirahuku (1970 - 1970)

    Japanese-style painter. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

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  • Hylda Baker

    1904 - 1986

    Hylda Baker (1904 - 1986)

    Entertainer. She was one of Britain’s best loved comediennes in the 1960s/1970s. She was born in Farnsworth, Lancashire and began to perform in the musical halls at the tender age of 10. As an adult she continued to work in the music halls, teamed with a male stooge – always mute, and always called Cynthia, […]

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  • Hyman Minsky

    1919 - 1996

    Hyman Minsky (1919 - 1996)

    Hyman Minsky proposed theories linking financial market fragility, in the normal life cycle of an economy, with speculative investment bubbles endogenous to financial markets. Minsky claimed that in prosperous times, when corporate cash flow rises beyond what is needed to pay off debt, a speculative euphoria develops, and soon thereafter debts exceed what borrowers can […]

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  • Hymie Weiss

    1898 - 1926

    Hymie Weiss (1898 - 1926)

    Born Henry Earl J. Wojciechowski in present-day Poland, Hymie Weiss grew up on the North Side of Chicago with his Polish-American family. He was nicknamed “Hymie” and “Hymie the Pole”, later in his career. He was Catholic, despite the “Jewish-sounding” moniker (he carried a rosary and a bible). As a teenager, Weiss became a petty […]

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  • Hyoe Ohuchi

    1970 - 1970

    Hyoe Ohuchi (1970 - 1970)

    Economist. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

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