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Monty Hall


Monte Halparin
Born: 25 August 1921
Winnipeg, Canada

Canadian actor, singer, sports commentator, but most of all: game show host. He hosted "Let's Make a Deal" from 1963-1977. Best known for giving his name to a popular probability puzzle: the "Monty Hall problem", derived from the nature of the show.


Ty Hardin

Orson Whipple Hungerford II
New York City

Replaced Clint Walker in the Cheyenne TV series after Walker quit in a dispute with Warner Brothers. When Walker returned in 1959, Hardin's character Bronco Layne was given his own TV series. Various sources keeping tabs on his career after the 1960s mention a drug bust, (which led to his expulsion from Spain), a stint as a TV evangelist in the US, and even a period where he was living as a "survivalist" in the wilds of Arizona.


Oliver Hardy

 

Norvell Hardy
Born: 18 January 1892
Harlem, Georgia
Died: 7 August 1957

Partnered with Stan Laurel to form the comedy duo "Laurel and Hardy". See also Stan Laurel.


Jean Harlow

Harlean Carpenter
Born: 3 March 1911
Kansas City, Missouri
Died: 7 June 1937 (aged 26)

Her platinum blonde hair was so unique, and (for the 1930s) her gowns so low cut, the expression "blonde bombshell" was coined to describe her. Tragedy struck when she was filming "Saratoga", she fell ill and suddenly died of ureic poisoning. Famous quote by Lady Astor "Is that Harlo(w) spelt with a 'w' or a 't'?"


Mark Harmon

Thomas Mark Harmon
Born: 2 September 1951
California, USA

Actor, best known as the star of the hit TV series NCIS.


Woody Harrelson

Woodrow Tracy Harrelson
Born: 23 July 1961
Midland, Texas

Best known for his role in the long running TV show "Cheers". Starred in films such as "White Men Can't Jump", "The People VS Larry Flynt" with Courtney Love, "Indecent Proposal" with Demi Moore, "Wildcats" with Goldie Hawn and the controversial movie "Natural Born Killers".


Rex Harrison

Reginald Gary Harrison
Born: 1908
Huyton, Cheshire

Earned the nickname of "Sexy Rexy" being much-married, his wives include Lili Palmer and Kay Kendall. He won an oscar for "My Fair Lady" (1964) starring with Audrey Hepburn. He also performed "My Fair Lady" on Broadway with Julie Andrews.


Goldie Hawn

Goldie Jean Studlendegehawn
Born: 21 November 1945
Washington DC

Beginning her career as a dizzy blonde does her no justice at all. Star of "Laugh In", "There's a Girl in My Soup", "Butterflies are Free", "Shampoo" with Warren Beatty, "Bird on a Wire" and "Housesitter".


Rita Hayworth

Margarita Carmen Dolores Cansino
Born: 17 October 1918
New York, USA
Died: 14 May 1987
New York, USA

Perhaps the most glamorous and captivating actress and dancer in cinema history. Known as "The Love Goddess".


Tippi Hedren

Nathalie Hedren
Born: 19 January 1935
New Ulm, Minnesota

Best known as one of Alfred Hitchcock's favourite actresses and star of his movie "The Birds". Hedren is the mother of actress Melanie Griffith.


Audrey Hepburn

Edda Van Heemstra Hepburn-Rusten
Born: 4 May 1928
Brussels, Belgium
Died: 20 January 1993 (colon cancer)

Best known as the star of movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's". Won best oscar for "Roman Holiday" (1953) with Gregory Peck and was nominated for Oscars on four other occasions. for "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1959), "The Nun's Story" (1959), "Wait Until Dark" (1967) and "Sabrina" with William Holden in (1954). Starred in "My Fair Lady" with Rex Harrison.


Charlton Heston

Charles Carter
Born: 4 October 1924
Evanston, Illinois


Junie Hoang

Huong Hoang
Born: 16 July 1971
Saigon, Vietnam


William Holden

William F Beedle Jr
Born: 17 April 1918
O'Fallon, Illinois
Died: 16 November 1981

Star of many golden oldies such as "Sabrina" with Audrey Hepburn, "The "Bridge on the River Kwai", winning an Oscar for his role in the 1953 film "Stalag 17". Long term relationship with Stefanie Powers.


Judy Holliday

Judith Tuvim
Born: 21 June 1921

Given the glamour treatment, including a name change (of course). Her name was changed from Tuvim to Holliday (which is actually the meaning of Tuvim in Hebrew), Judy added the 'l' so that she wouldn't be confused with Billie Holiday - her hair was dyed blonde and she was ordered to lose weight, looks like not much has changed in the world of showbiz.


Hopalong Cassidy

William Boyd
Born: 5 June 1895
Died: 12 September 1972


Bob Hope

Leslie Towne Hope
Born: 1903
Eltham, England

American comedian and film actor, most noted for his entertainment of American military troops overseas throughout WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War. He appeared in about 60 films, including "The Cat and the Canary (1939), "Road to Singapore" (1940), "Road to Zanzibar" (1941), "Road the Utopia" (1946), "Road to Rio" (1947), and "Road to Bali" (1953), all with Dorothy Lamour and Bing Crosby. His sharp wit and mastery of repartee made him an American icon and one of their most enduring stars. He also fought as an amateur boxer under the name of Packy East.


Rock Hudson

Roy Harold Scherer Jr
Born: 17 November 1925
Winnetka, Illinois

Starred in "Pillow Talk" with Doris Day. One-time Hollywood heart-throb, his good looks were more often a film feature than his acting talents. He became the first celebrity to publically acknowledge having the AIDS virus, from which he died.


Betty Hutton

Elizabeth Thornburg
Born: 26 February 1921
Battle Creek, Michigan

Best known as "The Blonde Bombshell" and star of Annie Get Your Gun (1950). A 1952 contract battle with Paramount Studios ended her Hollywood career.







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