A Holocaust activist, a Hollywood actress, a jazz keyboardist, a stuntman and a tugboat hero

Aasmah Mir on

Betty Maxwell, the widow of the late publisher Robert Maxwell

The stuntman who parachuted in to the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, Mark Sutton

Karen Black, star of Five Easy Pieces, Easy Rider and Airport 75

Kenneth Dancy, the tugboat hero who attempted to save the stricken freighter Flying Enterprise in 1952

And innovative and flamboyant jazz keyboardist George Duke.

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Sun 18 Aug 2013 20:30

Betty Maxwell

Last Word spoke to journalist Tom Bower and academic John Roth

Born 11 March 1921; died 7 August 2013 aged 92

Mark Sutton

Last Word spoke to helicopter pilot Marc Wolff

Died 14 August 2013 aged 42

Karen Black

Aasmah spoke to critic and author Ryan Gibley

Born 1 July 1939; died 8 August 2013 aged 74

Kenneth Dancy

Aasmah spoke to author Jean Hood

Born 1 December 1924; died 3 August 2013 aged 88

George Duke

Last Word spoke to pianist Julian Joseph and jazz singer Al Jarreau

Born 12 January 1946; died 5 August 2013 aged 67


Role Contributor
PresenterAasmah Mir
ProducerPaul Kobrak