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Jack Larson: Actor who gave up his career to write for the stage

Jack Larson was reluctant to play Clark Kent’s bow-tied sidekick, Jimmy Olsen, in Adventures of Superman, the first television incarnation of the comic-book stories. With aspirations to become a Broadway actor and playwright, he worried that he would become typecast in the role of the Daily Planet newspaper’s wide-eyed, enthusiastic junior reporter in the fictional city of Metropolis.

Air Marshal Peter Walker: Obituary

When Walker succeeded Vice-Admiral Sir Fabian Malbon as Lieutenant-Governor of Guernsey, he was the first in that post to have been chosen with the participation of the island authorities as well as of the UK government

Roger Smalley: Composer, pianist and pupil of Karlheinz Stockhausen

In the late 1960s and early 1970s the composer Roger Smalley was a constant presence on the British and European new music scene, then especially lively. The works of his precocious first years as a public figure reflected the influence, in particular, of Peter Maxwell Davies.

Lord Moser: Obituary

Dapper and elegant, he was an ideal Warden of Wadham College where his democratic hospitality made him popular with undergraduates

Ben Kuroki, historic airman: Obituary

The US Army Air Forces banned soldiers of Japanese ancestry from flying, but Kuroki still managed to fly 58 missions over Europe, North Africa and Japan