Lee Hazlewood

August 4, 2007: Lee Hazlewood, 78, singer and songwriter who penned Nancy Sinatra's big hit These Boots Are Made for Walkin'. He later worked with Nick Cave and Sonic Youth, and a 2002 tribute album featured Tindersticks, Lambchop, Calexico, Johnny Dowd and Pulp's Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley.
Links: LA Times

John Gardner

August 3, 2007: John Gardner, British author who wrote novels based on Ian Fleming's James Bond character. he had previously been a magician, a clergyman and a member of the Royal Marines.
Links: LA Times

Lucky Grills

July 27, 2007: Leo "Lucky" Grills, 79, Australian comedian and actor best remembered for his detective series Bluey and the subsequent revoiced version, Bargearse.
Links: news.com.au; 2GB

Jerry Hadley

July 18, 2007: Jerry Hadley, 55, US operatic tenor, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A favourite of Dame Joan Sutherland and Leonard Bernstein, Hadley made several popular records, including a best-selling version of the musical Show Boat. His last major performance was in Brisbane in May, as Pinkerton in Opera Queensland's Madama Butterfly.
Links: Chicago Tribune, Playbill

David Hatch

June 13, 2007: Sir David Hatch, 68, British comedian who began in the Cambridge Footlights alongside John Cleese and Tim Brooke-Taylor and ended up in senior management at the BBC. His credits included the radio comedy I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, where he was the straight man, and the panel shows I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue and Just a Minute.
Links: The Guardian; BBC

Mark Harris

May 30, 2007: Mark Harris, 84, US author born Mark Harris Finkelstein. He taught English and wrote nonfiction but was best known for his baseball novels including Bang the Drum Slowly, which was made into a film starring Robert DeNiro.
Links: CNN

Slim de Grey

May 20, 2007: Clifford Frank ("Slim") de Grey, 88, Australian actor and comedian. His roles included the acclaimed television series Changi and the films Newsfront, They're A Weird Mob and Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles.
Links: Courier-Mail

Bernard Gordon

May 11, 2007: Bernard Gordon, 88, American film writer and producer who was blacklisted during the Hollywood witch-hunts of the 1950s. His screenplays included Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, Hellcats of the Navy and 55 Days at Peking.
Links: Philly.com

Andrew Hill

April 20, 2007: Andrew Hill, 75, jazz pianist and composer, of cancer.

Kitty Carlisle Hart

April 18, 2007: Kitty Carlisle Hart, 96, US actress of stag and screen whose credits included the Marx Brothers film A Night at the Opera, the TV panel show To Tell the Truth and Woody Allen's Radio Days. She was the widow of playwright Moss Hart.
Links: CNN

Don Ho

April 14, 2007: Don Ho, 76, Hawaiian entertainer best known for his hits Tiny Bubbles and I Remember You. He had his own TV variety show in the 1970s and memorably guest starred on sitcom The Brady Bunch.
Links: CNN

Johnny Hart

April 7, 2007: Johnny Hart, 76, US cartoonist who created the B.C. comic strip and co-created, with Brant Parker, The Wizard of Id.
Links: Houston Chronicle; The Guardian

Terry Hall

April 4, 2007: Terry Hall, 80, British ventriloquist who was the voice of character Lenny the Lion.
Links: Mirror

Gareth Hunt

March 14, 2007: Gareth Hunt, 65, British stage and screen actor, of pancreatic cancer. Hunt was best known for his roles in television's Upstairs, Downstairs and The New Avengers. He also appeared in Doctor Who and Eastenders, and advertisements for Nescafe.
Links: The Times; BBC

Betty Hutton

March ?, 2007: Betty Hutton, 86, US actor-singer, born Betty June Thornburg, who starred in films including Annie Get Your Gun and Miracle of Morgan's Creek.
Links: CNN

Billy Henderson

February 2, 2007: Billy Henderson, 67, US vocalist with The Spinners. The band had hits with I'll Be Around, Could It Be I'm Falling in Love, Then Came You and The Rubberband Man.
Links: Billboard

Joe Hunter

February 2, 2007: Joe Hunter, 79, Grammy-winning pianist from Motown band the Funk Brothers. He played on hits including artha and the Vandellas' Heat Wave and Marvin Gaye's Pride and Joy.
Links: CNN

Ben Gannon

January 4, 2007: Ben Gannon, 54, Australian film, television and theatre producer, of liver cancer. Gannon had a 30-year showbiz career that culminated in producing the musical based on the life of Peter Allen, The Boy from Oz, to Broadway with Hugh Jackman in the starring role.
Links: News.com.au.

Saddam Hussein

December 30, 2006: Saddam Hussein, 69, former Iraqi leader, executed by hanging after being found guilty of the 1982 killings of 148 people in the town of Dujail.
Links: CNN; BBC; Al Jazeera

Marmaduke Hussey

December 27, 2006: Marmaduke Hussey, 83, former chairman of the British Broadcasting Corporation. A war hero who had his leg amputated, he spent 30 years in the newspaper industry before taking up the BBC appointment.
Links: Times Online; Media Guardian

Georgia Gibbs

December 9, 2006: Georgia Gibbs, 87, US singer who rose to fame on the radio and TV show Your Hit Parade and had hits with Kiss of Fire, If I Knew You Were Coming, I'd've Baked a Cake and Hula Hoop Song.
Links: CNN; Fox News; Wikipedia

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