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Henri Leproux: Club owner who took over a mini-golf course and turned it into France's equivalent of the Marquee or the 2is

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Clive Wolfe: Director of the National Student Drama Festival who gave the likes of Fry, Elton and Gatiss a helping hand

If Clive Wolfe applied for the role of Artistic director of the National Student Drama Festival today I doubt he'd even get an interview. With his idiosyncratic management style, his creative methods of accounting (often financing the Festival from his wages as part-owner of a chemist's shop in Muswell Hill) and total lack of interest in answering to boards, committees or quotas he'd be lucky to even get a hearing. But his contribution to the last 40 years of British theatre was immense.

Lady Berlin: Golf champion who escaped the Nazis in her Bentley and formed a glittering couple with her husband, Sir Isaiah

With her vivacious smile and glittering eyes, Aline Berlin was a familiar and popular face at Oxford gatherings, almost always in the company of her husband, the philosopher, Sir Isaiah Berlin, OM. She was a wonderful conversationalist in her own right, and also a good listener, which was as well, as Isaiah was capable of talking at a speed of several hundred words a minute.

Madoff: he and his brother reported their father within hours of his confession

Andrew Madoff: Financier who turned in his father Bernie on discovering that he was running a massive fraudulent trading scheme

Andrew Madoff was the only surviving child of Bernie Madoff, the once-revered financier who is now serving a 150-year sentence in an American prison for crimes including securities fraud and money laundering. It was Andrew who reported to the authorities that his father and colleague had masterminded perhaps the largest Ponzi scheme in history, a multi-billion-dollar crime that Andrew described as a "father-son betrayal of biblical proportions."

Pertegaz: 'It is youth, with its carefree attitude, that sets the mark,' he said of the fashion world

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Manuel Pertegaz was a highly sought-after fashion designer who dressed stars such as Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn and Ava Gardner. In 2003 he was asked to design Letizia Ortiz's wedding dress for her marriage to the future king of Spain, Crown Prince Felipe. The royal bride's long-sleeved, ivory wedding gown had a 14-foot train.

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favourable, Jim shone like a beacon'

Jim Dobbin: MP who held unfashionable views on abortion, divorce and gay rights but who was universally admired and respected

It is important that all views, however unfashionable they may have become, should be represented in the House of Commons. As a devout member of the Roman Catholic church, and from the depths of his own being, Jim Dobbin, who has died suddenly on a trip to Poland organised by the Council of Europe, felt passionately that abortion was wrong – and for 12 years he was chairman of the All-Party Pro-Life Group.

Glenn Cornick: Bassist whose solid yet supple playing helped to crystallise the sound and direction of Jethro Tull

With his solid yet supple bass playing, his long hair, Indian headband and glasses, Glenn Cornick was an important component of the first two incarnations of Jethro Tull, the British rock band named after the 18th century agriculturist who invented the seed drill. Within a couple of years they went from near-starvation in Luton to second on the bill to Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 and became mainstays of the singles and album charts.

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