The Scottish singer and songwriter Jackie Leven - front man of the band Doll By Doll. Ian Rankin pays tribute.
Evelyn Lauder, who married into the Estee Lauder cosmetics business and co-founded the pink ribbon breast cancer awareness campaign.
The film and TV actress Dulcie Gray
The chairman credited with saving the Guardian newspaper from merger with the Times in the 1960s.
The influential florist Jane Packer. Sarah, Duchess of York pays tribute to Jane.
Scottish singer songwriter who has died aged 61.
Jackie Leven was a singer and songwriter from Fife in Scotland. The front man of the band Doll by Doll was known for his hard drinking, drug taking lifestyle, but also for the poetic beauty of the music he made. He was at school with the future Prime Minister Gordon Brown – but the two men couldn’t have followed more different paths. Jackie lived a life of drugs and rock n roll, but never quite broke through into the big time.
Matthew spoke to his partner Deborah Greenwood, to the author Ian Rankin and to the Daily Telegraph’s music writer Neil McCormick.
Jackie Leven was born 18 June 1950 and died 14 November 2011.
Cosmetics heiress and health campaigner who has died aged 75.
Evelyn Lauder married into the cosmetics business run by her mother in law Estee Lauder. She went on to play an influential role in the company’s success. But perhaps she’s best known for her charitable work. Evelyn founded the pink ribbon campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer. She also raised millions of dollars for research into the illness.
Matthew spoke to Estee Lauder’s Vice President of Global Communications Marianne Diorio and to Martin Ledwick of Cancer Research UK.
Evelyn Lauder was born 12 August 1936 and died 12 November 2011.
Actress who has died aged 95.
In later life, the actress Dulcie Gray became a familiar face to millions as Kate Harvey in the sea going soap Howards Way. But she had a long and illustrious film career and was also a prolific author and playwright.
The film historian Matthew Sweet pays tribute.
Dulcie Gray was born 20 November 1915 and died 15 November 2011.
Journalist who has died aged 97.
Richard Scott was the journalist who became chairman of the family trust that owns the Guardian newspaper. He was the grandson of the legendary CP Scott who edited the then Manchester Guardian for nearly sixty years. CP was succeeded by his son Ted – Richard’s father. But Ted’s brief period in charge ended in a tragedy which started a chain of events leading to the creation of the modern newspaper.
Matthew spoke to Alan Rusbridger, Editor of the Guardian and to its former editor, Peter Preston.
Richard Scott was born 16 May 1914 and died 11 November 2011.
Celebrated florist who has died aged 52.
Jane Packer is credited with making floristry a part of fashion and interior design. Starting with a small shop in London, she ended up with premises in New York, Tokyo and the South Korean capital Seoul. Her school trained many other florists and her designs influenced millions through books and TV programmes. In 1986, an order for the wedding of Sarah Ferguson to the Duke of York marked a turning point in her career.
Matthew spoke to Jane’s sister, Jill Martin and to Sarah, Duchess of York.
Jane Packer was born 22 September 1959 and died 9 Nov 2011.
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