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George Hackenschmidt -- b.8/1/1877 d.2/19/1968 (90)
Writer, Philosopher, Wrestler, Russian

Albert Hackett -- b.2/16/1900 d.3/16/1995 (95)
Writer, Screen/Scriptwriter
Movie Titles: The Diary of Anne Frank, It's a Wonderful Life

Gene Hackman -- b.1/30/1930
Author, Protestant, TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: b. in San Bernardino, Calif.; RN:Eugene Alder
Misc: many say b. 1931
Movie Titles: Enemy of the State, Superman (as Lex Luthor), Mississippi Burning, French Connection (as Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle), Bonnie & Clyde, Narrow Margin, Unforgiven, Crimson Tide, Get Shorty, Birdcage, The Firm, The Replacements, The Heist, Behind Enemy Lines, The Royal Tenenbaums, Runaway Jury, Welcome to Mooseport

Hadjii -- b.8/18/1976
Writer, Actor, Producer/Director

Hermann Hagedorn -- b.7/18/1882 d.7/27/1964 (82)
Author, Poet

Uta Hagen -- b.6/12/1919 d.1/14/2004 (84)
Author, Stage Actress, German
Names/Places: b. in Gottingen
Misc: acting teacher
Movie Titles: The Boys from Brazil

Sir Henry Rider Haggard -- b.6/22/1856 d.5/14/1925 (68)
Novelist, Attorney/Lawyer, English
Book Titles: King Solomon's Mine

Paul Haggis -- b.3/10/1953
Screenwriter, Producer/Director, Canadian
Movie Titles: Million Dollar Baby, Crash

Arthur Hailey -- b.4/5/1920 d.11/24/2004 (84)
Novelist, English
Names/Places: b. in Luton
Book Titles: Hotel, Airport

Oliver Hailey -- b.7/7/1932 d.1/23/1993 (60)
Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter

David Halberstam -- b.4/10/1934 d.4/23/2007 (73)
Author, Journalist, Historian, Sports Journalist
Misc: in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame
Book Titles: The Breaks of the Game (as inside look at Bill Walton and the 1979-80 Portland Trail Blazers basketball team), Playing for Keeps (on Michael Jordan), Summer of '49 (the battle between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox), The Educattion of a Coach (about New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick)

Michael Halberstam -- b.8/9/1932 d.12/5/1980 (48)
Writer, Cardiologist

J. B. S. Haldane -- b.11/5/1892 d.12/1/1964 (72)
Author, Scientist, British

Edward Everett Hale -- b.4/3/1822 d.6/10/1909 (87)
Author, Short Story Writer, Clergyman, Religionist
Book Titles: Man Without a Country

Lucretia Hale -- b.9/2/1820 d.6/12/1900 (79)
Children's Author
Names/Places: Nathan's daughter

Sarah Josepha Hale -- b.10/24/1788 d.4/3/1879 (90)
Poet, Journalist, Political Activist
Misc: wrote Mary Had A Little Lamb and claimed it was a true story

Judah Halevi -- b.??/??/1085 d.??/??/1140
Poet, Jewish
Misc: Wikipedia says 1075-1141

Ludovic Halevy -- b.7/1/1834 d.5/8/1908 (73)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, French

Alex Palmer Haley -- b.8/11/1921 d.2/10/1992 (70)
Author, Journalist
Misc: wrote Roots, the story of his ancestors
Book Titles: Roots, Malcolm X, Queen

Brad Hall -- b.3/21/1958
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, TV Producer
Names/Places: Julia Louis-Dreyfus' hubby
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (1982-84)

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Donald Andrew Hall Jr. -- b.9/20/1928
Essayist, Poet, Critic

Granville Hall -- b.2/1/1844 d.4/24/1924 (80)
Writer, Psychologist, Educator
Misc: founder of Child Psychology

James Hall -- b.8/19/1793 d.7/5/1868 (74)
Author
Misc: One of the earliest U.S. authors to write of the American frontier.

James Hall -- b.10/22/1900 d.6/7/1940 (39)
Writer, Actor

James Norman Hall -- b.4/22/1887 d.7/5/1951 (64)
Author
Book Titles: Munity on the Bounty

Radclyffe Hall -- b.8/12/1880 d.10/7/1943 (63)
Writer, English
Misc: whose novel The Well of Loneliness created a scandal and was banned for a time in Britain for its treatment of lesbianism.
Book Titles: The Well of Loneliness

Rich Hall -- b.6/10/1954
Author, Comedy Writer, Comedian, Producer
Book Titles: Sniglets (series)
TV Shows: The David Letterman Show, Late Night with David Letterman (writer), Fridays, Saturday Night Live (1984-85, Not Necessairily the News as the Sniglet Man)

Tom T. Hall -- b.5/25/1936
Author, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Olive Hill, KY; NN:Nashville Storyteller
Song Titles: Harper Valley PTA (songwriter)

Fritz-Greene Halleck -- b.7/8/1790 d.11/19/1867 (77)
Poet

Lasse Hallström -- b.6/2/1946
Writer, Movie Producer/Director, Swedish
Names/Places: Lena Olin's hubby
Movie Titles: What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Chocolat, Hachi: A Dog's Tale, The Cider House Rules

Margaret Halsey -- b.2/13/1910 d.2/4/1997 (86)
Author

Anna Roosevelt Halsted -- b.5/3/1906 d.12/1/1975 (69)
Children's Author
Names/Places: Eleanor & FDR's daughter

Philip G. Hamerton -- b.9/10/1834 d.11/4/1894 (60)
Artist, Essayist, English

Pete Hamill -- b.6/24/1935
Author, Novelist, Essayist, Journalist, Editor, Columnist, Educator
Misc: New York Post

Nick Hamilton-Smith -- b.11/9/1979 N.S.
Fashion Designer, Author, Socialite, English
Names/Places: RN:Nick Smith

Jay Hammer -- b.11/16/1944
Screenwriter, Actor
Names/Places: FN:Charles
TV Shows: Guiding Light, The Jeffersons (as Allan Willis)
Movie Titles: The Mark of Zorro

Oscar Hammerstein II -- b.7/12/1895 d.8/23/1960 (65)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Stage Producer, Lyricist
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: Richard Rodgers' partner; Oklahoma!, Carousel, The King & I, Sound of Music, South Pacific, Show Boat; Trivia: was the only Oscar ever to win an Oscar--twice: in 1942 for Best Song ("The Last Time I Saw Paris", from :Lady Be Good"--award shared with Jerome Kern) & in 1946, also for Best Song ("It Might As Well Be Spring" from "State Fair"--shared with Richard Rodgers)

Dashiell Hammett -- b.5/27/1894 d.1/10/1961 (66)
Author
Names/Places: b. in St. Mary's County, MD; FN:Samuel
Misc: created Sam Spade & Nick and Nora Charles
Book Titles: The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man

Jupiter Hammon -- b.10/17/1711 d.??/??/1806 or ??/??/1790
Poet
Misc: America's first published black poet; died before the year 1806

Brandon Hammond -- b.2/6/1984
Writer, Actor, Director
TV Shows: Gregory Hines Show (as Matty Stevenson)
Movie Titles: Space Jam, Menace II Society, Mars Attacks!, The Fan

Earl Hamner Jr. -- b.7/10/1923 d.3/24/2016 N.S. (92)
Author, Screen/Scriptwriter, Producer
TV Shows: The Waltons (as narrator & creator)

Christopher Hampton -- b.1/26/1946
Translator, Screenwriter, Playwright, Movie Director, English

James Hampton -- b.7/9/1936
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV/Movie Actor, TV Director
Names/Places: b. in Oklahoma City
TV Shows: F Troop (as bugler Hannibal Dobbs), Doris Day Show (as Leroy B. Simpson), Love American Style (player), Maggie (as Len)
Movie Titles: Teen Wolf, Sling Blade, The China Syndrome

Knute Hamsun -- b.8/4/1859 d.2/19/1952 (92)
Novelist, Norweigan
Names/Places: RN:Knut Pedersen
Misc: winner of Nobel Prize for Literature 1920.

John D. Hancock -- b.2/12/1939
Writer, Actor, Producer, Movie Director
Movie Titles: Bang the Drum Slowly

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John Lee Hancock -- b.12/15/1956
Screenwriter, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Snow White and the Huntsman, The Alamo, The Rookie, The Blind Side, Savin Mr. Banks

Peter Handke -- b.12/6/1942
Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Playwright, Austrian
Book Titles: The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick, Slow Homecoming

Chelsea Handler -- b.2/25/1975
Author, Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: Chelsea Lately
Movie Titles: National Lampoon Presents Cattle Call, Steam, Hop, This Means War, Fun Size

Daniel Handler -- b.2/28/1970
Author, Screenwriter
Names/Places: aka Lemony Snicket
Misc: not to be confused with actor Daniel Hendler with an "e" in the second letter of his surname.
Book Titles: Why We Broke Up, A Series of Unfortunate Events, All the Wrong Questions, The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, Adverbs

Jack Handley -- b.2/25/1949
Comedy Writer, Journalist
Book Titles: Deep Thoughts (series), Fuzzy Memories (series), My Big Thick Novel
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (Deep Thoughts writer)

Mark Handley -- b.3/5/1956
Screenwriter, Playwright

Larry Hankin -- b.8/31/1940
Writer, Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Friends (as Mr. Heckles)
Movie Titles: Home Alone, Pretty Woman, Escape from Alcatraz, Billy Madison

William Hanley -- b.10/22/1931 d.5/25/2012 N.S. (80)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter

Lorraine Hansberry -- b.5/19/1930 d.1/12/1965 (34)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, American
Book Titles: A Raisin in the Sun

Curtis Hanson -- b.3/24/1945 d.9/20/2016 N.S. (71)
Screenwriter, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: 8 Mile, Wonder Boys, In Her Shoes, L.A. Confidential

Joseph Hardaway -- b.5/21/1895 d.2/4/1957 (61)
Cartoonist, Writer, Actor
Misc: creator of Bugs Bunny; some say b. 1890 or 1893

Robin Hardy -- b.10/10/1929 N.S. d.7/1/2016 N.S. (86)
Novelist, Movie Director, English
Book Titles: Cowboys in Christ
Movie Titles: The Wicker Man, The Wicker Tree (adapted from his Cowboys for Christ novel)

Thomas Hardy -- b.6/2/1840 d.1/11/1928 (87)
Novelist, Poet, English

David Hare -- b.6/5/1947
Screenwriter, Playwright, Director, English

Philippe Harel -- b.12/22/1956
Screenwriter, Actor, Movie Director, French

Earl George Harewood -- b.2/7/1923 d.7/11/2011 (88)
Critic, Director, English

Dean Hargrove -- b.7/27/1938
Writer, TV Producer/Director
TV Shows: Perry Mason (TV movie series), Diagnosis Murder, Matlock, Jake and the Fatman

Kristin Harmon -- b.6/25/1945
Artist, Painter, Author, Actress, Producer
Names/Places: aka Kristin Nelson; Rick's widow, Mark's sister
TV Shows: The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (as Kris "Mrs. Rick" Nelson)

Frances Harper -- b.9/24/1825 d.2/22/1911 (85)
Poet

Jessica Harper -- b.10/10/1949
Author, Actress, Producer, Composer, Singer
TV Shows: Aspen, Little Women, It's Garry Shandling's Show (as Phoebe Bass)

Edward Harrigan -- b.10/26/1845 d.6/6/1911 (65)
Dramatist/Playwright, Actor, Producer
Misc: half of the comedy team of Harrigan and Hart.

Michael Harrington -- b.2/24/1928 d.7/31/1989 (61)
Writer, Politician, Social Reformer

Charlaine Harris -- b.11/25/1951
Author
Book Titles: Aurora Teagarden (series), Lily Bard (series), Sookie Stackhouse (Southern Vampire, series), Harper Connelly (series), Cemetery Girl (series), Midnight Texas (trilogy)

Ed Harris -- b.11/28/1950
Screenwriter, Movie/Stage Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Englewood, NJ
Movie Titles: China Moon, Apollo 13, Enemy at the Gates, The Abyss, Nixon, A Beautiful Mind, The Right Stuff, Radio, The Way Back, Man on a Ledge, Gravity, Swing Shift, Walker, Coma, The Rock, The Truman Show, Stepmom, A History of Violence, Gone Baby Gone

Frank Harris -- b.2/14/1856 d.8/26/1931 (75)
Writer, Journalist, English

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Joel Chandler Harris -- b.12/9/1848 d.7/3/1908 (59)
Short Story Writer, Editor
Book Titles: Uncle Remus

Lawson Harris -- b.6/30/1897 d.3/31/1948 (50)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Director
Names/Places: Dolores Johnson's hubby

Louis Harris -- b.1/6/1921 d.12/17/2016 N.S. (95)
Author
Misc: Pollster

Molly Harris -- b.6/23/1913 d.10/3/1995 (82)
Writer, Actress

Ralph Harris -- b.??/??/????
Writer, TV Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: On Our Own (as Josh Jerico & Aunt Jelcinda)

Susan Harris -- b.10/28/1940
Writer, TV Producer
TV Shows: Empty Nest, Nurses, The Golden Palace, Hail to the Chief, It Takes Two, I'm a Big Girl Now, Soap, Benson, Golden Girls

Dr. Thomas Anthony Harris -- b.4/18/1910 d.5/4/1995 (85)
Author, Psychiatrist
Book Titles: I'm OK, You're OK

William Torrey Harris -- b.9/10/1835 d.11/5/1909 (74)
Philosopher, Educator

Harry Harrison -- b.3/12/1925 d.8/15/2012 (87)
Sci-fi Writer
Book Titles: Deathworld (trilogy of novels)

Jim Harrison -- b.12/11/1937 N.S. d.3/26/2016 N.S. (78)
Essayist, Poet
Book Titles: Legends of the Fall

Donald Hugh "Don" Harron -- b.9/19/1924 N.S. d.1/17/2015 N.S. (90)
Author, Playwright, Journalist, Actor, Comedian, Director, Composer, Canadian
TV Shows: Hee Haw (as Charlie)

Brett "The Hitman" Hart -- b.7/2/1957
Writer, Actor, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: NN: Hit Man
Misc: WWF champion

Diana Hart -- b.10/8/1963 N.S.
Writer, Wrestler, Model, Canadian
Names/Places: aka: Diana Joyce Hart-Smith

Frances Noyes Hart -- b.8/10/1890 d.10/25/1943 (53)
Writer, Short Story Writer, Mystery Writer

Moss Hart -- b.10/24/1904 d.12/20/1961 (57)
Dramatist/Playwright, Game Show Host, Stage Producer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Robert Arnold Conrad; Kitty Carlisle's husband
Misc: wrote You Can't Take It With You, The Man Who Came To Dinner (with George S. Kaufman)

Paula Hart -- b.4/25/1956
Writer, Producer/Director
Names/Places: Melissa Joan's mother (b. Apr 25, Melissa discussed taking her mom to Disneyland on the Apr 26 Tonight Show with Jay Leno)
TV Shows: Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Sabrina the Animated Series, Melissa and Joey
Movie Titles: Nine Dead

Bret Harte -- b.8/25/1836 d.5/5/1902 (65)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet, Journalist, Printer, Educator, English
Names/Places: RFMN:Francis Brett

Hal Hartley -- b.11/3/1959
Screenwriter, Producer/Director, Composer
TV Shows: Red Oaks
Movie Titles: Trust, Amateur, Henry Fool

Justin Hartley -- b.1/29/1977
Writer, Actor, Director
TV Shows: Mistresses, Revenge, Smallville, Emily Owwns M.D.
Movie Titles: The Challenger

L. P. Hartley -- b.12/30/1895 d.12/13/1972 (76)
Author, English

Butch Hartman -- b.1/10/1965 N.S.
Animator, Screenwriter, Cartoon Executive
TV Shows: The Fairly Odd Parents (creator), Johnny Bravo (writer), The PowerPuff Girls (writer)

Phil Hartman -- b.9/24/1948 d.5/28/1998 (49)
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Brantford, Ontario
TV Shows: Pee Wee Playhouse (as Captain Coral), Saturday Night Live (as Weekend Update anchor, Prez Clinton, Frank Sinatra, & regular 1986-94), Darkwing Duck (as Paddywhack, voice), Smurfs (voice), Dennis the Menace (voice), The Simpsons (as attornrey Lionel Hutz/Troy McClure/Lyle Lanley/Moses/Tom/Evan Conover 1991-98), NewsRadio (as Anchorman Bill McNeil)
Movie Titles: Jingle All The Way, Small Soldiers (voice)

Frank Harvey -- b.8/11/1912 d.11/6/1981 (69)
Screen/Scriptwriter
Movie Titles: Poltergeist

Jaroslav Hašek -- b.4/30/1883 d.1/3/1923 (39)
Writer, Humorist, Satirist, Czech

Joan Haslip -- b.2/27/1912 d.6/19/1994 (82)
Novelist, Historian

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Mark O. Hatfield -- b.7/12/1922 d.8/7/2011 (89)
Author, Senator, Governor
Book Titles: Not Quite So Simple, Conflict and Conscience, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Against the Grain: Reflections of a Rebel Republican

Helen Hathaway -- b.??/??/1893 d.??/??/1932
Writer, American

Gerhart Hauptmann -- b.11/15/1862 d.6/6/1946 (83)
Dramatist/Playwright, German
Book Titles: Before Dawn, Nobel 1912

Vaclav Havel -- b.10/5/1936 d.12/18/2011 (75)
Dramatist/Playwright, Head of State, Czechoslovakian
Misc: former Czechoslovakia prez

Elisabeth Hawes -- b.12/16/1903 d.9/6/1971 (67)
Fashion Designer, Author

Simon Hawke -- b.9/30/1951
Author, Sci-fi Writer
Book Titles: Romulan Prize, Reluctant Socerer, Wizard of Camelot

John Hawkes -- b.8/17/1925 d.5/15/1998 (72)
Writer, Novelist

Stephen Hawking -- b.1/8/1942
Author, Scientist, Physicist, Astrophysicist, English
Misc: Black Holes & Baby Universes

Nathaniel Hawthorne -- b.7/4/1804 d.5/19/1864 (59)
Novelist, Short Story Writer
Book Titles: The House of 7 Gables, The Scarlet Letter

John Milton Hay -- b.10/8/1838 d.7/1/1905 (66)
Author, Journalist, Statesman, Presidential Aide, Diplomat

Naura Hayden -- b.9/29/1930 d.8/10/2013 N.S. (82)
Writer, Editor, Actress
Names/Places: aka Nora Hayden (as an actress) or Norah Helene Hayden; uses Naura Hayden as an author

Robert Hayden -- b.8/4/1913 d.2/25/1980 (66)
Essayist, Poet, Educator

Sterling Hayden -- b.3/26/1916 d.5/23/1986 (70)
Writer, TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: RN:John Hamilton or RLN:Relyea Walter
TV Shows: The Blue & the Gray
Movie Titles: Dr. Strangelove, Asphalt Jungle, Cobra

Georgette Hayer -- b.8/16/1902 d.4/4/1974 (71)
Novelist, English
Book Titles: Friday's Child

John Michael Hayes -- b.5/11/1919 d.11/19/2008 (89)
Screen/Scriptwriter
Misc: scripted several of Alfred Hitchcock's films of the 1950s

Reggie Hayes -- b.7/15/1969
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor, Director
TV Shows: Girlfriends (as William Jerome Dent)
Movie Titles: Being John Malkovich, Charlie's Angels (2000), Mother's Day

Todd Haynes -- b.1/2/1961
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: I'm Not There, Far From Heaven, Velvet Goldmine, Carol

Lee Hays -- b.3/14/1914 d.8/26/1981 (67)
Dramatist/Playwright, Bass Singer/Basso, Folk Singer
Group Names: The Weavers

David Hayter -- b.2/6/1969 N.S.
Screenwriter, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Movie Titles: X-Men (screenplay), The Scorpion King (screenplay), Watchmen (screenplay)
Video Games: Metal Gear Solid (series)

Brooke Hayward -- b.7/5/1937
Writer, Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1993
Movie Titles: Six Degrees of Separation, The Day of the Dolphin, Mad Dog Coll

Marcella Hazan -- b.4/15/1924 d.9/29/2013 (89)
Author, Chef, Italian

Henry Hazlitt -- b.11/28/1894 d.7/9/1993 (98)
Author, Journalist, Economist

William Hazlitt -- b.4/10/1778 d.9/18/1830 (52)
Writer, Essayist, Critic, English
Misc: of drama

Mary Healy -- b.4/14/1918 d.2/3/2015 (96)
Author, Actress, Comedienne, Panelist, Singer
Names/Places: Peter Lind Hayes' wife
Misc: on some 1950s TV shows
TV Shows: Peter Loves Mary (as Mary Lindsey), Masquerade Party (panelist)

Seamus Heaney -- b.4/13/1939 d.8/30/2013 (74)
Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Translator, Lecturer, Irish

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Lafcadio Hearn -- b.6/27/1850 d.9/26/1904 (54)
Author, Journalist, Greek

Ben Hecht -- b.2/28/1893 d.4/18/1964 (71)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter, Producer/Director
Misc: one of Hollywood's finest

Amy Heckerling -- b.5/7/1952
Screen/Scriptwriter, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Look Who's Talking (series), Loser, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless

Don Heckman -- b.12/18/1935
Critic, Composer, Reeds, Bandleader

Chris Hedges -- b.9/18/1956
Author, Journalist

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel -- b.8/27/1770 d.11/14/1831 (61)
Philosopher, German
Names/Places: b. in Stuttgart

Thomas Heggen Jr. -- b.12/23/1919 d.5/19/1949 (29)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright

Martin Heidegger -- b.9/26/1889 d.5/26/1976 (86)
Philosopher, German
Misc: founded phenomenological movement, "Being and Time"

Carolyn Heilbrun -- b.1/13/1926 d.10/9/2003 (77)
Writer, Feminist, Educator

Dr. Henry Heimlich -- b.2/3/1920 d.12/17/2016 N.S. (96)
Author, Physician
Names/Places: son-in-law of Arthur Murray
Misc: developed an anti-choking procedure

Heinrich Heine -- b.12/13/1797 d.2/17/1856 (58)
Poet, German
Names/Places: RFN:Harry

Robert A. Heinlein -- b.7/7/1907 d.5/8/1988 (80)
Sci-fi Writer
Misc: an author who helped develop Science Fiction as a sophisticated mode of literary expression
Book Titles: Four Hugos, Red Planet

Wilfred Charles Heinz -- b.1/11/1915 N.S. d.2/27/2008 N.S. (93)
Author, Journalist, Sports Writer
Names/Places: aka W.C. Heinz

Werner Karl Heisenberg -- b.12/5/1901 d.2/1/1976 (74)
Philosopher, Physicist, German
Misc: discovered a way to formulate quantum mechanics in terms of matrices (1925). For that discovery, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for 1932.

Brian Helgeland -- b.1/17/1961
Writer, Director
Movie Titles: Robin Hood, Man on Fire, 42, Mystic River, L.A. Confidential

Jean Helion -- b.4/21/1904 d.10/27/1987 (83)
Painter, Author, French

Joseph Heller -- b.5/1/1923 d.12/12/1999 (76)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn
Misc: some say b. 1928
Book Titles: Catch 22

Lillian Hellman -- b.6/20/1905 d.6/30/1984 (79)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter

Monte Hellman -- b.7/12/1932
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Producer/Director
Misc: Avalanche Express

Heloise I -- b.5/14/1919 d.12/28/1977 (58)
Author, Journalist
Names/Places: MLN:Bowles Reese
Misc: some say b. May 4
Book Titles: Hints from Heloise

Heloise II -- b.4/15/1951
Author, Columnist
Names/Places: b. in Waco, TX; NN:America's Most Trusted Household Hints Adviser; Helpful Hints; LN:Cruse Evans
Misc: some say b. 1952

Mark Helprin -- b.6/28/1947
Novelist, Journalist

Claude Helvetius -- b.1/26/1715 d.12/26/1771 (56)
Philosopher, French

Felicia Hemans -- b.9/25/1793 d.5/16/1835 (41)
Poet, English

Ernest Hemingway -- b.7/21/1899 d.7/2/1961 (61)
Novelist, Short Story Writer
Names/Places: b. in Oak Park, IL; MN:Miller; d. suicide in Ketchum, Idaho
Book Titles: Farewell to Arms, Sun Also Rises, Old Man & the Sea, For Whom The Bell Tolls

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Maggie Hemingway -- b.3/17/1946 d.5/9/1993 (47)
Novelist, British

Arthur Henderson -- b.9/13/1863 d.10/20/1935 (72)
Author, Labor Leader, British
Misc: socialist, disarmament worker

Bill Hendon -- b.11/9/1944
Author, Congressperson

Ron Hendren -- b.8/3/1945
Critic, TV Host
TV Shows: Entertainment Tonight (1981-84), ESPN

Nona Hendrix -- b.10/9/1944
Author, Actress, Music Producer, Songwriter, Musician, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Patti LaBelle & the Blue Belles

Beth Henley -- b.5/8/1952
Dramatist/Playwright, Actress
Movie Titles: Crimes of the Heart, Miss Firecracker, True Stories, Nobody's Fool

William E. Henley -- b.8/23/1849 d.7/11/1903 (53)
Poet, Editor, British

Buck Henry -- b.12/9/1930
Screen/Scriptwriter, Comedy Writer, Actor
Names/Places: LN:Zuckerman
TV Shows: That Was the Week That Was, Get Smart (co-creator)
Movie Titles: The Owl and the Pussycat, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Heaven Can Wait, The Graduate, Get Smart (2008), To Die For, Catch-22

Marquerite Henry -- b.4/13/1901 d.11/26/1997 (96)
Children's Author

Mike (Animation Actor) Henry -- b.3/25/1964 N.S.
Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Singer
TV Shows: American Dad! (as Jackson), The Cleveland Show (as Cleveland Brown and co-creator), Family Guy (as Cleveland Brown, Herbert, Bruce, and Consuela),
Movie Titles: Ted

Patrick Henry -- b.5/29/1736 d.6/6/1799 (63)
Orator, Revolutionary, Statesman
Misc: Patriot

Josiah Henson -- b.6/15/1789 d.5/5/1883 (93)
Author, Clergyman
Book Titles: Slave

Nat Hentoff -- b.6/10/1925 d.1/7/2017 N.S. (91)
Novelist, Music Critic, Journalist, Columnist, Historian
Misc: of Jazz

George T. Hepbron -- b.8/27/1863 d.4/30/1946 N.S. (82)
Author, Sports Figure, Basketball Referee
Misc: one of basketball's first referees and rules pioneers; wrote the game's first book "How to Play Basketball" in 1904.
Book Titles: How To Play Basketball

Heraclitus -- b.??/??/535BC d.??/??/475BC
Philosopher, Greek

Don Herbert -- b.7/10/1917 d.6/12/2007 (89)
Author, Scientist, TV/Radio Actor, TV Host
TV Shows: Watch Mr. Wizard (star)

Frank Herbert -- b.10/8/1920 d.2/11/1986 (65)
Sci-fi Writer
Book Titles: Dune

George Herbert -- b.4/3/1593 d.3/1/1633 (39)
Author, Poet, English

Hugh Herbert -- b.8/10/1887 d.3/12/1952 (64)
Dramatist/Playwright, Movie/Stage Actor
Misc: wrote over 150 plays and vaudeville sketches

Samuel Louer Herbert -- b.??/??/???? d.??/??/????
Painter, Novelist, Composer, Irish
Names/Places: Victor's grandad

Johann G. Herder -- b.8/25/1744 d.12/18/1803 (59)
Philosopher, Historian

Oliver Herford -- b.12/3/1863 d.7/5/1935 (71)
Author, British

Robert Herjavec -- b.9/14/1963 N.S.
Author, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Investor, Personality, Dancer, Yugoslav
Misc: AP says b. on Sep 17.
TV Shows: Shark Tank

James Leo Herlihy -- b.2/27/1927 d.10/21/1993 (66)
Author, Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright
Book Titles: Midnight Cowboy

Hans Herlin -- b.12/24/1925 d.12/20/1994 (68)
Novelist

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Robert Herrick -- b.8/24/1591 d.10/15/1674 (83)
Author, Poet, English

James Herriot -- b.10/3/1916 d.2/23/1995 (78)
Author, Scotish
Misc: Veterinarian
Book Titles: All Creatures Great and Small

Bruce Herschensohn -- b.9/10/1932
Author, Politician

John Hersey -- b.6/17/1914 d.3/24/1993 (78)
Author, Novelist, Journalist, Chinese
Misc: WW2 writings
Book Titles: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Harry Hershfield -- b.10/13/1885 d.12/15/1974 (89)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Humorist, Cartoon Voice Actor, Panelist
Misc: Raconteur; Abie the Agent
TV Shows: Can You Top This? (panelist)

Alexander Herzen -- b.3/25/1812 d.1/9/1870 (57)
Author, Russian

Theodor Herzl -- b.5/2/1860 d.7/3/1904 (44)
Writer, Hungarian
Misc: Founder of Modern Zionism

Werner Herzog -- b.9/5/1942
Screenwriter, Producer/Director, German
Movie Titles: Grizzly Man, Rescue Dawn, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Encounters at the End of the World

Hesiod -- b.??/??/???? d.??/??/????
Poet, Greek
Misc: 8th century BC

Grant Heslov -- b.5/15/1963
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Spencer, Under One Roof
Movie Titles: Good Night and Good Luck, True Lies, Argo, The Scorpion King

Karl Hess -- b.5/25/1923 d.4/22/1994 (70)
Writer
Misc: speechwriter for Barry Goldwater and other prominent Republicans.

Hermann Hesse -- b.7/2/1877 d.8/9/1962 (85)
Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Critic, German, Swiss
Book Titles: Steppenwolf (Nobel 1946)

Howard Hesseman -- b.2/27/1940
Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Director, Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: b. in Salem, Ore.
TV Shows: Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (as Dr. Robert Williams), The Bob Newhart Show (as Craig Player guest), Soap (as Mr. Franklin season 1), WKRP in Cincinnatti (as Johnny Caravella aka Dr. Johnny Fever, also reprised his role in four episodes of The New WKRP in Cincinnatti), One Day at a Time (as Sam Royer), Head of the Class (as Charlie Moore in seasons 1-4), That 70s Show (as Max in three episodes)
Movie Titles: Tunnel Vision, Americathon, This is Spinal Tap, About Schmidt, Flight of the Navigator, All About Steve, Dr. Detroit

Georgette Heyer -- b.8/6/1902 d.7/4/1974 (71)
Novelist, Mystery Writer, British

Thor Heyerdahl -- b.10/6/1914 d.4/18/2002 (87)
Writer, Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Ethnologist, Explorer, Norweigan

Douglas Heyes Sr. -- b.5/22/1919 d.2/8/1993 (73)
Dramatist/Playwright, Director
Names/Places: RN:Matthew Howard

Stefan Heym -- b.4/10/1913 d.12/16/2001 (88)
Novelist, German

Du Bose Heyward -- b.8/31/1885 d.6/16/1940 (54)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Lyricist

Carl Hiaasen -- b.3/12/1953
Author, Novelist, Journalist, Columnist
Book Titles: Double Whammy, Native Tongue, Sick Puppy

Eleanor Hibbert -- b.9/1/1906 d.1/19/1993 (86)
Novelist, British
Names/Places: aka Jean Plaidy, Victoria Holt, & Philippa Carr

Ben Hibbs -- b.7/23/1901 d.3/30/1975 (73)
Author, Journalist
Misc: Saturday Evening Post

Tracy Hickman -- b.11/26/1955
Novelist, Sci-fi Writer
Names/Places: MN:Raye
Book Titles: Dragonlance (series), Darksword (series), Rose of the Prophet (series), Death Gate Cycle (series), Songs of hte Stellar Wind (series), Starshield (series), Soverign Stone (series), Bronze Canticles (series), Dragonships of Vindras (series), The Annals of Drakis (series), Dragon's Bard (series), The Nightbirds (series)

Granville Hicks -- b.9/9/1901 d.6/18/1982 (80)
Author, Novelist, Critic, Teacher

Scott Hicks -- b.3/4/1953
Screenwriter, Movie Director, Australian
Movie Titles: Shine, The Lucky One, No Reservations, Snow Falling on Cedars

Colin Higgins -- b.7/28/1941 d.8/5/1988 (47)
Author, Movie Producer

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George V. Higgins -- b.11/13/1939 d.11/6/1999 (59)
Author

Thomas Wentworth Higginson -- b.12/22/1823 d.5/9/1911 (87)
Author, Clergyman, American
Misc: was dedicated to the Abolition movement before the American Civil War.

Gilbert Highet -- b.6/22/1906 d.1/20/1978 (71)
Author, Critic, Educator, Scotish

Patricia Highsmith -- b.1/12/1921 d.2/4/1995 (74)
Novelist
Misc: crime writer, thrillers

Jim Hightower -- b.1/11/1943
Author, Columnist

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