A human rights activist, a film director, an agony aunt, a laser pioneer and a culinary star
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The Irish trade unionist and women's rights campaigner Inez McCormick
The film director and restaurant critic Michael Winner,
The agony aunt Pauline Phillips - who under the pen name "Dear Abby" offered advice to millions of Americans
Dr Tingye Li - the electrical engineer who helped to develop the laser - paving the way for modern fibre-optic communication
And the cookery writer Katie Stewart whose column in the Times inspired a generation.
Pauline Phillips (Dear Abby)
Last Word spoke to her son Andrew Leask, to chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and to cookery writer Rosemary Moon.
Born 23 July 1934; died on 13 January 2013 aged 78.