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Born in Wales, Samuel Henry Ball, always known as Errie, was the last surviving participant in the first-US Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia, in 1934. The American media described him as “the last Master standing.” A prodigy from one of Britain’s most famous golfing families of the era, he had played in the Open Championship as a teenager. That brought him to the attention of one of the Open’s greats, the legendary American amateur Bobby Jones.

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“Rarely has a single man had to endure such an extraordinary array of woes.” So wrote Gary Krist in a review of Unbroken, an account of Louis Zamperini’s extraordinary life. An Olympic runner, he survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific and two years as a Japanese prisoner during the Second World War. Zamperini wrote about his wartime ordeal in two memoirs, but it wasn’t until 2010, when Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken was published that Zamperini’s harrowing story captured the public’s imagination. A film about his life, directed by Angelina Jolie, is due for release at the end of the year.

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Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi was a founder of the Jewish Renewal movement and an influential figure in contemporary Jewish thought and practice. He started the renewal movement in the early 1960s as a way to use contemporary religious and political scholarship to re-examine Judaism after the Holocaust. The non-denominational movement draws on Judaism’s prophetic and mystical traditions, and Schachter-Shalomi was heavily influenced by Buddhism, Sufism and the Catholic mystic Thomas Merton.

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The trombonist, composer and co-founder of the Jazz Crusaders, Wayne Henderson lived up to his “Big Daddy” nickname through five and a half decades in music. Not only could his sound be as big and distinctive as his physique, but he exuded a warmth that drew many contemporaries and younger musicians into his orbit and spurred them on to greater things.

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The oldest of three sisters who all wrote best-selling pony books for children, Josephine Pullein-Thompson, like the rest of her family, drew her stories from an unorthodox but very active childhood and youth. Dying aged 90, she leaves behind her sister Diana, whose twin Christine died in 2005. All her novels were set in a world of traditional countryside practices and pursuits common enough when she was young but remote today.

A Popp album cover: ‘Popp Musique’ contains many of the songs that took his work beyond the easy listening category

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The Nigerian Boeing 707 from which Dikko, below, was rescued

Umaru Dikko: Politician who was kidnapped by agents of the Nigerian government then discovered in a crate at Stansted Airport

The wealthy exiled Nigerian politician Umaru Dikko became a household name in Britain in the summer of 1984 when men said to be from the Israeli secret service Mossad and the Nigerian government of the day conspired to kidnap him in a large wooden crate.

Mazursky in 1978, the year he made the wryly observed ‘An Unmarried Woman’, starring Jill Clayburgh

Paul Mazursky: Director and screenwriter whose work explored sex, marriage and the social mores of the Seventies

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