Jean-Louis Cremieux-Brilhac: Resistance activist and historian who directed Free France radio broadcasts from wartime London

As an historian, Crémieux-Brilhac broke with 'a certain Gaullist tradition by which France freed itself by its own forces,” said his publisher Laurent Theis

Galeano in 2012: ‘Reality has changed a lot, and I have changed a lot,’ he said

Eduardo Galeano: Author who chronicled the West’s plundering of Latin America but who later repudiated his own work

'Power is like a violin,' he once noted, 'it is held by the left hand and played by the right'

Bruce Forsyth, right, presents the winning pools cheque to Nicholson and her husband Keith in 1961

Viv Nicholson: Colourful pools winner who famously promised to 'Spend, spend, spend!'

She was a crowd all by herself, a gutsy champagne blonde would could eat men for breakfast

Grass: he was much engaged in politics, and campaigned vigorously for Willy Brandt and the Social Democratic Party

Gunter Grass: Writer whose work helped Germany find its postwar voice but was later attacked for his own wartime exploits

He was lauded by Germans for helping to revive their culture after the Second World War

Portrait of actress and singer Julie Wilson, wearing a large tulle hat, at she attends Royal Ascot, England, June 18th 1958

Julie Wilson: Broadway star and sultry cabaret singer known for her spine-tingling takes on Porter, Weill and Gershwin

Her husky tones were perfectly suited to the world of cabaret

Denis Bishop: First-ever illustrator at The Independent whose wide brief included test-driving tanks

A versatile and flexible illustrator, he had extensive hands-on experience gained from working as creative head of several advertising agencies

Andrew Porter: Distinguished music writer and critic who penned librettos and wrote piercingly on classical music for 'The New Yorker'

“Music critic” seems a wholly inadequate term with which to describe Andrew Porter, who has died in London aged 86. He called himself a “writer on music” – which encompassed reviews, articles, librettos, opera translations, and much more.

Richie Benaud: Much-loved 'voice of cricket' who led Australia to Test glory before becoming a peerless commentator

“Morning everyone,” came Richie Benaud’s warm greeting, at the beginning of every one of the cricket matches on which he commentated.

Freberg on ‘The Frank Sinatra Show’ in 1958

Stan Freberg: Master satirist whose songs and sketches lampooned such greats as Elvis Presley, Marlon Brando and Harry Belafonte

A running theme in Freberg's records is a harassed singer trying to cope with one problem after another

An amazing young woman: Okines in 2010

Hayley Okines: Girl who was born with, and strove to raise awareness of, the premature-aging condition progeria

The rarity of Okines' illness, and her family's wish to raise its profile, made her the subject of a number of documentaries

Trewin: ‘A bookman of capacious humanity’

Ion Trewin: Guiding hand behind lauded big-name biographies who became the literary director of the Man Booker prizes

As editor, publisher, biographer and guide to authors from Michael Palin to Judi Dench, Trewin knew every art and skill required to turn a life into a narrative

Constantly confounded: Best as his ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ character

James Best: Character actor best known for his role as the hapless Sheriff Rosco P Coltrane in The Dukes of Hazzard

Best achieved his greatest prominence as Rosco, but it was an atypical performance for him - in his years as a sturdy support he could be fiery, impassive and sometimes sinister

An avid user of his own therapies: Brandt in 2011

Fredric Brandt: Dermatologist known as the 'King of Collagen', who was one of the first and most enthusiastic proponents of Botox

Brandt was a cosmetic surgeon to the stars, whose celebrity clients included Madonna, Stephanie Seymour and Jane Holzer

Samuel Charters: Musicologist whose seminal book, 'The Country Blues', helped kick-start the 1960s blues revival

Along with musicologists such as Alan Lomax and Harry Smith, Charters helped to bring mainstream attention to once-obscure musicians

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Dave Ulliott: Card player known as the 'Devilfish', who emerged from a life of crime to win millions at the poker table

For many years he was the UK's top money-winner, with over $6m in prize money earned at a time when poker did not offer the astronomic rewards it does today

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