Herc was born in 1914 in Croydon, but his parents separated when he was seven years old.
His mother had a difficult time finding a job, and he was sent to live with his father.
Holly, who was nine years older, eventually returned to the UK to start her own school.
After graduating in 1918, Hirst was offered a job in a London theatre, where he was employed for six months.
After a year of work, he was called to join the military, where his parents were killed in a bomb attack.
In 1919, Hathers first performed as a child actor in a play in his native England, and in 1920 he went on to play in the London theatre company of John Dyer.
In 1921, Haughton married the actress Louise Herc, and they had three children.
Herc had an impressive career as a writer and actor, first appearing in two films and later on stage.
He was nominated for two Oscar Awards for his performance in the 1920 play The Cabbage Patch Kid, which won both Best Picture and Best Actor.
Haughtons first major film role came in the film Herc in the 1930s, and the film was nominated two more times.
However, his film career was curtailed in the 1940s and 1950s, due to the war.
In 1953, he became the youngest man to ever win an Oscar, and went on stage with his family in the 1951 Broadway revival of Herac.
After retiring from the stage in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Houghton became a regular guest on BBC television, and his work was often featured in children’s TV shows.
His many films were also well-received in childrens’ literature, which was hugely popular with young readers.
The book Herc the Great was the bestselling children’s novel of the 1960s.
Her cinephile son wrote a sequel, Herc Goes Hollywood, in 1981.
His son-in-law, John Duddy, died in 2008 at the age of 93.
Houghtons son, Alan, is also an actor, and had a successful career as an actor in TV dramas such as House of Cards.
He also produced films, including the hit series The Dukes of Hazzard, which starred Kate Winslet.
Hugh was inducted into the Order of St. George in 2014, and is the only surviving son of the late Houghtricks.