• Henry Haynes

    1920 - 1971

    Henry Haynes (1920 - 1971)

    Henry Haynes Haynes was born near Knoxville, Tennessee on July 29, 1920. He met Kenneth Burns during a WNOX-AM audition in 1936 when they were both 16 years old. Haynes strummed the guitar and Burns played the mandolin. Known as Junior and Dude (pronounced “dood’-ee”), the duo was rechristened Homer and Jethro when WNOX Program […]

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  • Henry Hull

    1890 - 1977

    Henry Hull (1890 - 1977)

    Henry Hull was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of William Madison Hull and Elinor Bond Vaughn. Early in his career, Hull appeared frequently on Broadway; he created the role of Jeeter Lester in the long-running play Tobacco Road (1933), based on the novel by Erskine Caldwell. Hull appeared in 74 films between 1917 and 1966, often […]

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  • Henry II of England

    1133 - 1189

    Henry II of England (1133 - 1189)

    Henry II (5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189), also known as Henry Curtmantle (French: Court-manteau), Henry FitzEmpress or Henry Plantagenet, ruled as Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Count of Nantes, King of England (1154–89) and Lord of Ireland; at various times, he also controlled Wales, Scotland and […]

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  • Henry J. Heinz

    1844 - 1919

    Henry J. Heinz (1844 - 1919)

    Founder Henry John Heinz began packing foodstuffs on a small scale at Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1869. There he founded Heinz Noble & Company with a friend, L. Clarence Noble, and began marketing horseradish. The company went bankrupt in 1875, but the following year Heinz founded another company, F & J Heinz, with his brother John […]

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  • Henry John “Hank” Aguirre

    1931 - 1994

    Henry John “Hank” Aguirre (1931 - 1994)

    Nicknamed “Mex” because he was of Mexican descent, Aguirre was born on January 31, 1931, in Azusa, California to Jenny Alva and Joseph Aguirre. Joseph was born in Jalisco, Mexico in 1902 and emigrated with his family during the time of the Mexican Revolution. Joseph and Jenny had seven children. Henry (Hank) Aguirre worked in […]

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  • Henry Larcom Abbott

    1831 - 1927

    Henry Larcom Abbott (1831 - 1927)

    Henry Larcom Abbot was born in Beverly, Massachusetts. Abbot attended West Point and graduated second in his class (which included Jeb Stuart and G. W. Custis Lee) with a degree in military engineering in 1854. Initially he had wanted to join the Artillery, but shortly after graduation, a classmate convinced him to choose the Engineers. […]

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  • Henry Livemore Abbott

    1842 - 1864

    Henry Livemore Abbott (1842 - 1864)

    Henry Livermore Abbott, the third of eleven children, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on January 21, 1842, the son of Josiah Gardner Abbott, a successful lawyer and judge. In 1876, Josiah Gardner Abbott was elected to the United States House of Representatives. He was a prominent member of the Democratic Party. Henry’s mother, Caroline, was […]

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  • Henry Mancini

    1924 - 1994

    Henry Mancini (1924 - 1994)

    Mancini was born in the Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland, and was raised near Pittsburgh, in the steel town of West Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. His parents emigrated from the Abruzzo region of Italy. Mancini’s father, Quinto (born March 13, 1893, Scanno, Italy) was a steelworker, who made his only child begin piccolo lessons at the age […]

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  • Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley

    1545 - 1567

    Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545 - 1567)

    Darnley was born in 1545, at Temple Newsam, Leeds, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Through his parents he had claims to both the Scottish and English thrones, as he was descended from both James II of Scotland and Henry VII.  Darnley’s father, Matthew Earl of Lennox, had been declared guilty of treason in […]

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  • Henry Travers

    1874 - 1965

    Henry Travers (1874 - 1965)

    Henry Travers was born Travers John Heagerty in Prudhoe, Northumberland, and was the son of Daniel Heagerty, a doctor. Travers grew up in Berwick-upon-Tweed, and many biographies wrongly report him as being born there. The Travers family lived in Prudhoe for a couple of years before moving from Woodburn, on the A68 road near Corsenside, Northumberland, […]

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  • Henry Vahl

    1897 - 1977

    Henry Vahl (1897 - 1977)

    Henry Vahl was a German theater and film actor . He was known primarily for television dramas, transferred from the Ohnsorg Theater in Hamburg, giving him the name of a popular actor earned.  Born in 1897 in Stralsund Henry Vahl suggested for decades as an actor by the second row. His numerous theater stations included, […]

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  • Herb Hash

    1911 - 2008

    Herb Hash (1911 - 2008)

    Herb Hash was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1940 to 1941 for the Boston Red Sox. He was born in Woolwine, Virginia, and attended the University of Richmond; he is a member of the University’s Hall of Fame. Hash made his debut for the Red Sox on April 19, […]

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  • Herb Reed

    1928 - 2012

    Herb Reed (1928 - 2012)

    Herb Reed Herb Reed was an American musician, vocalist and founding member of The Platters, who were known for their hits during the 1950s and 1960s. Reed, who was the last surviving original member of the group, which he co-founded with four other musicians in 1953, is credited with creating The Platters’ name. Reed thought […]

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  • Herbert Anderson

    1917 - 1994

    Herbert Anderson (1917 - 1994)

    Actor. He was best remembered for his role as Henry Mitchell, Dennis’ father on the TV series “Dennis the Menace”. After signing with Warner Bros. Studios, he made his film debut in “Navy Blues” (1941), followed by a great performance as Private Hanson in the World War II movie, “Battleground” (1949). His many television credits […]

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  • Herbert Hoover

    1874 - 1964

    Herbert Hoover (1874 - 1964)

    Herbert Hoover 31st US President. He was the scapegoat President blamed for the Great Depression and all that was wrong with America. Herbert Hoover had the misfortune to inherit an economy and a faulty banking system which collapsed before it could be reformed. His detractors wove and promoted a myth labeling Hoover as heartless, inept […]

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  • Herbert Jon “Tex” Antoine, Jr

    1923 - 1983

    Herbert Jon “Tex” Antoine, Jr (1923 - 1983)

    He was born as Herbert Jon Antoine, Jr., in Illinois, and was raised in California and Texas. His father was Herbert Jon Antoine, Sr. (1894–1972), an auto supply salesman. His mother was Bertha Campbell, and by 1930 the family was living in Los Angeles.  Antoine (whose nickname “Tex” came from his growing up in Texas) […]

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  • Herbert Mundin

    1898 - 1939

    Herbert Mundin (1898 - 1939)

    Herbert Mundin was born as Herbert Thomas Mundin in St Helens, then in Lancashire (now part of Merseyside). His father was a nomadic, Primitive Methodist home missionary. His family moved within a short time of his birth to St Albans in Hertfordshire (the 1901 census data reveal that the family lived at St Helens Villa, […]

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  • Herbert Rudley

    1910 - 2006

    Herbert Rudley (1910 - 2006)

    Herbert Rudley, (March 22, 1910 – September 9, 2006), was a prolific character actor who appeared on stage, in films and on television. Rudley was born in 1910 in Philadelphia and attended Temple University. He left Temple after winning a scholarship to Eva Le Gallienne’s Civic Repertory Theatre. He began appearing on stage in 1926. His […]

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  • Herbie Faye

    1899 - 1980

    Herbie Faye (1899 - 1980)

    In 1956, he appeared as Max in The Harder They Fall, a boxing story starring Humphrey Bogart in his last role. In 1962, he portrayed Charlie the bartender, in another boxing film Requiem for a Heavyweight starring Anthony Quinn. That same year, he appeared as “Lefty” in the episode “Fall Guy” of ABC’s crime drama […]

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  • Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano

    1974 - 2012

    Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano (1974 - 2012)

    Lazcano was born to a poor family on Christmas Day, December 1974, in Apan, Hidalgo, Mexico. He enlisted in the Mexican Army as an infantry soldier at age 17 and was later enrolled in the Grupo Aeromóvil de Fuerzas Especiales (GAFE), an elite special forces team dedicated to combating Mexico’s drug-trafficking organizations. His first military […]

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  • Herman Amberg

    1970 - 1926

    Herman Amberg (1970 - 1926)

    Herman Amberg Organized Crime Figure. Along with his brothers Louis “Pretty” and Joseph Amberg, they were the most feared gangsters in the Jewish neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York City, New York during the 1920s and 1930s. Hyman was arrested for the murder of a Brooklyn jeweler in 1926 and placed in the “Tombs” jail in […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Holly Woodlawn

    1946 - 2015

    Holly Woodlawn (1946 - 2015)

    Holly Woodlawn was born as Haroldo Santiago Franceschi Rodriguez Danhakl in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico, to an American soldier of German descent, and Aminta Rodriguez, a native Puerto Rican, and grew up in Miami Beach, where she came out at a young age. She adopted the name Holly from the heroine of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, […]

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  • Hope Emerson

    1897 - 1960

    Hope Emerson (1897 - 1960)

    Hope Emerson was born in Hawarden, Iowa. Following her graduation from West High School in Des Moines in 1916, she moved to New York City, where she performed in vaudeville. Hope Emerson made her Broadway début in Lysistrata in 1930, when theatrical producer Norman Bel Geddes cast her for the role of the amazonian Lamputo. She […]

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  • Horace Lawson Hunley

    1823 - 1863

    Horace Lawson Hunley (1823 - 1863)

    Horace Lawson Hunley (June 20, 1823, Sumner County, Tennessee – October 15, 1863, Charleston, South Carolina), was a Confederate marine engineer during the American Civil War. He developed early hand-powered submarines, the most famous of which was posthumously named for him, H. L. Hunley.  Though he was born in Tennessee, Hunley’s parents (Louisa Harden Lawson […]

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  • Horst Buchholz

    1933 - 2003

    Horst Buchholz (1933 - 2003)

    Horst Buchholz was born in Berlin, the son of Maria Hasenkamp. He never knew his biological father, but took the surname of his stepfather Hugo Buchholz, a shoemaker, whom his mother married in 1938. His half-sister Heidi, born in 1941, gave him the nickname “Hotte”, which he kept for the rest of his life. During […]

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  • Horton Foote

    1916 - 2009

    Horton Foote (1916 - 2009)

    Foote began as an actor after studying at the Pasadena Playhouse in 1931–32. After getting better reviews for plays he had written than his acting, he focused on writing in the 1940s and became one of the leading writers for television during the 1950s, beginning with an episode of The Gabby Hayes Show. The Trip […]

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