A young Pole who was sent to Auschwitz his singing voice saved his life. He also had a love affair in the camp before escaping and joining the American Army. He eventually became a rabbi in the USA.
Growing up in a strict religious family she became a singing superstar in the1950s, breaking down race barriers. She moved into opera before becoming a recluse – the forgotten superstar.
Trained as a barber in San Diego, he created the Afro and other hairstyles, becoming a businessman owning newspapers and a radio station.
An artist who abandoned her studies for love, she became a world expert on embroidery after a family tragedy, travelling throughout the world’s dangerous places in search of new textiles.
A Belgian schoolgirl who joined the Comet Line, rescuing Allied airmen from the Nazis, she was forced into a daring escape herself.
He became an accidental champion bobsleigher, once partnering a notorious murderer. He loved speed, created his own racetrack and spotted young athletic talent.
A hermit who lived in the desert region of Iran, he refused to wash for over 60 years. When he finally did – it killed him.
A successful painter she was the victim of a major art fraud caused by her husband – leading to a paint-off in court.