List of Show Business Families - Families - H


  • Scriptwriter Hans Hagen (also known as Hans Oliva), and actress Eva-Maria Hagen are the parents of Punk Rock singer Nina Hagen. Eva-Maria was later married to Wolf Biermann, a singer/songwriter.
    • Nina's daughter Cosma Shiva Hagen is an actress.
  • Alan Hale, Sr. married actress Gretchen Hartmann and they were the parents of Alan Hale, Jr. as well as several of the Skipper's siblings
  • French singer and actor Jean-Philippe Smet, better known by his stage name of Johnny Hallyday, and his first wife, French singer Sylvie Vartan, are the parents of singer David Hallyday (born David Smet). Johnny is the father of actress Laura Smet from a later relationship with actress Nathalie Baye.
    • David was formerly married to French supermodel Estelle Lefébure.
  • Sylvie's current husband is American actor and music producer Tony Scotti, cofounder of Scotti Brothers Records Ben Scotti.
  • Sylvie's brother Eddie Vartan, a music producer, is the father of French-American actor Michael Vartan.
  • Actors George Hamilton and Alana Stewart are the parents of fellow actor Ashley Hamilton, who was married to actresses Shannen Doherty and Angie Everhart. Alana Stewart is the mother of model Kimberly Stewart and reality TV personality Sean Stewart from her later marriage to singer Rod Stewart. Kimberly Stewart was in a relationship and has a daughter with actor Benicio del Toro.
  • Theatrical impresario Oscar Hammerstein I is the grandfather of lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II.
  • Actor Tom Hanks married actress Rita Wilson; actor Colin Hanks is Tom's son from his first marriage to actress Samantha Lewes.
  • Actor Jerry Hardin is the father of fellow actress Melora Hardin.
  • Actor Mickey Hargitay and late wife Jayne Mansfield were the parents of actress Mariska Hargitay, who's married to actor Peter Hermann.
  • Actor Eddie Hargitay is Mickey's nephew.
  • Mark Harmon is the son of actor and football player Tom Harmon and actress Elyse Knox. Sister Kelly Harmon is the Tic-Tac model. Oldest sister is Kristin Harmon, painter and ex-wife of Ricky Nelson. That makes him the uncle of musicians Matthew Nelson and Gunnar Nelson of the band Nelson, musician Sam Nelson of the band H is Orange, and the actress Tracy Nelson. Harmon is married to actress Pam Dawber.
  • Late Beatle George Harrison is the father of musician Dhani Harrison.
  • This Canadian professional wrestling family was founded by wrestler, trainer, and promoter Stu Hart. He and his wife Helen had 12 children—Smith, Bruce, Keith, Wayne, Dean, Ellie, Georgia, Bret, Alison, Ross, Diana, and Owen. All of the sons were wrestlers except for Wayne, who was a referee.
    • Ellie and her former husband, wrestler Jim Neidhart, have three daughters. One of them, Nattie Neidhart, is a wrestler.
    • Georgia and her husband, wrestler B.J. Annis, have four children. One of them, Teddy Annis, wrestles as Teddy Hart.
    • Bret's former sister-in-law was married to wrestler Tom Billington, better known as Dynamite Kid.
    • Alison's former husband is wrestler Ben Bassarab.
    • Diana and her former husband Davey Boy Smith, Dynamite Kid's cousin and a wrestler, had two children. One of them, Harry Smith, is a wrestler as well.
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  • Director Howard Hawks's first wife, Athole Shearer, was a sister of actress Norma Shearer, wife of producer Irving Thalberg. Hawks's second wife, Slim Keith, later married theatrical producer Leland Hayward. Hawks's third wife, Dee Hartford, had a sister, Eden Hartford who married Groucho Marx of the Marx Brothers. Hawks's brother, Kenneth Neil Hawks, was the first husband of actress Mary Astor. Howard Hawks's daughter, Kitty Hawks, was the former wife of Ned Tanen.
  • Len 'Chip' Hawkes bassist from The Tremeloes is the father of singer Chesney
  • Goldie Hawn and longtime partner Kurt Russell; from her first marriage to Hudson Brothers's William Hudson, Goldie is mother of actors Kate Hudson, who was married to Black Crowes' frontman Chris Robinson, and Oliver Hudson, who is married to actress Erinn Bartlett; Kurt Russell was formerly married to actress Season Hubley, whose brother is actor Whip Hubley. William Hudson was married to actress Cindy Williams.
  • Sir Charles Hawtrey was the father of actor/director Anthony Hawtrey. Other theatrical members are actress Marjorie Hawtrey, Nicholas Hawtrey, and Kay Hawtrey who was married to actor/director John Clark.
  • Author Ernest Hemingway was the grandfather of actresses Mariel Hemingway and Margaux Hemingway.
  • Brothers and actors Luke Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth, and Liam Hemsworth
  • Late Muppets creator Jim Henson was the father of filmmakers Brian, Cheryl, Heather, and Lisa Henson.

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  • Comedian Leslie Henson and actress Gladys Cooper were the parents of actor Nicky Henson and farmer and T.V presenter Joseph Henson. Nicky was married to actress Una Stubbs and their sons were composers Christian Henson, best known as the composer of the themes to Top Gear and Two pints of larger and a packet of crisps and Joe Henson. Their cousin is the farmer and T.V presenter Adam Henson whose father was Joseph Henson.
  • Late Dune creator Frank Herbert was the father of fellow novelist Brian Herbert.
  • Singer-songwriter Benny Hester is the father of film and television composer Eric Hester.
  • Actor David Hewlett is the brother of actress Kate Hewlett. David was formerly married to actress Soo Garay.
  • Socialites and actress Kathy Hilton is the mother of socialites and celebutantes Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton. Kathy's half-sisters Kim Richards and Kyle Richards, are actresses.
Ho (Tai-Loy)
  • Impresario Don Ho was the father of fellow singer-musician Hoku (full name: Hoku Christianne Tai-Loy).
  • Actor and Singer Stanley Holloway was the father of actor Julian Holloway. Julian is the father of former model and author Sophie Dahl.
  • Actress Katharine Hepburn was the aunt of actress Katharine Houghton, who is the aunt of actress Schuyler Grant.
  • Singers Cissy Houston and Lee Drinkard (members of the Drinkard Singers), aunts of singers Dionne Warwick & Dee Dee Warwick, Cissy's daughter is pop diva Whitney Houston, who was married to singer Bobby Brown.
Howard (Horowitz)
  • Actor-brothers Moe, Shemp (real name: Samuel) and Curly Howard (real name: Jerome) were all members of the Three Stooges.
  • Actor-director Rance Howard and his wife, late actress Jean Speegle Howard, are the parents of actor-director Ron Howard and character actor Clint Howard.
    • Ron is the father of actress Bryce Dallas Howard, who is married to actor Seth Gabel.
  • Comedian, actor, singer and variety star Bobby Howes and actress/singer Patricia Malone are the parents of actor Sally Ann Howes and clarinettist Peter Howes.
  • Actress and singer Barbie Hsu is the sister of Dee Hsu in which they had a notable pop career together.
  • Actors Claude Hulbert and Jack Hulbert were brothers. Jack Hulbert was married to actress Cicely Courtneidge for 62 years.
  • Martial arts-actor Matthias Hues is the great-grandson of opera-composer Engelbert Humperdinck, who authored (among others) Hansel & Gretel.
  • Actor Walter Huston was the father of actor and director John Huston.
    • John in turn was the father of actress Anjelica Huston and actor and director Danny Huston. Danny was previously married to Virginia Madsen, sister of Michael Madsen.
  • Timothy Hutton is the son of actor Jim Hutton, who was popular during the 1960s and 1970s. His first wife was actress Debra Winger, with whom he has one son, Noah. His second wife was Aurore Giscard d'Estaing, niece of former president of the French Republic Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, and with whom he has one son, Milo.

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