Known as The People’s Champion, he was a ‘musher’, who completed in, and won, dog sled races in Alaska. However, his career was blighted by controversy.
One of the world’s great explorers, he was the first person to visit the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific – but remained relatively unknown.
A Civil Rights campaigner, she was active in many areas, including defending those wrongly accused of crimes. She gave a voice to the oppressed in her magazine.