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Bill Russell As the winner of 11 N.B.A. titles and the first Black head coach in a U.S. major league, the basketball star broke barriers on the court and off

Michel David-Weill For 25 years, the French-born investment banker directed Wall Street’s most prestigious firm with the touch of an enlightened monarch

Duncan Hannah The acclaimed artist, writer, and AIR MAIL contributor is remembered by two of his friends

Micky Burn The W.W. II British P.O.W. saved the life of a girl who became one of Hollywood’s greatest leading ladies

Dirck Halstead From Saigon’s fall to Reagan’s shooting to Monicagate, the photographer was at the center of history as it happened

A Publisher and a Gentleman Jason Epstein, a co-founder of The New York Review of Books, always seemed to know everything—and be everywhere

Jody Gibson. Or, to Some of You Cads, “Babydol” In the 90s, she ran Hollywood’s most elite—and, perhaps, most expensive—prostitution ring

Patricia Hitchcock She had a crush on Laurence Olivier and appeared in Psycho and Strangers on a Train. Being the daughter of the Master of Suspense had its perks

Hiro The photographer escaped the devastation of postwar Japan to create surreal images of indelible beauty

Stories We Tell The most erudite man in Italy, Roberto Calasso lived for literature—and re-invented it

Heaven on Earth Before Ann Russell Miller entered the convent, she was a swinging socialite in San Francisco

Eva Sereny From Fellini to Brando to Burton and Taylor, the self-taught photographer captured stars in intimate on-set shots

Barbara Stone The modeling agent made stars of Cybill Shepherd, Cheryl Tiegs, and a young Martha Stewart

He Lit Up Limelight and Beat the Blacklist Hitchcock gave him his first role. He upstaged Orson Welles. Norman Lloyd’s 106-year-long life was filled with drama

Sean Driscoll The impresario behind Glorious Food who fed (and dished with) New York’s finest

June Newton Helmut Newton was “the King of Kink,” but his wife, who died at 97 in Monte Carlo, was the mastermind behind the camera

She Netted a Fortune with a Tiny Cod Trawler Doreen Lofthouse built the humble Fisherman’s Friend lozenge into a multi-million-dollar empire

Charles Hill Over 45 years, the art detective helped recover stolen paintings by Titian, Vermeer, and Goya, plus Munch’s The Scream

Richard David Story A magazine editor who savored life and all its adventures, he was part of the AIR MAIL family

Sylvia Horowitz From Brooklyn to jobs in fashion, to becoming a valued member of the United Nations family

Danny Ray For 46 years, he told ’em all to “get on up!” for the Godfather of Soul, James Brown

François Catroux Married to Saint Laurent’s muse, in the 1970s he made any room he touched in Paris sizzle

John Heilpern Over a 50-year career, the journalist proved that in criticism there is no skill more powerful than a good sense of humor

Katharine Whitehorn Witty insights and brisk, clear thinking were hallmarks of a writer who broke down journalistic barriers in the U.K.