Shavitz in 2014: he lived in a remote part of Maine for the last years of his life

Burt Shavitz: Beekeeper for whom a chance meeting led to the creation of a multi-million dollar cosmetics company

Shavitz grew up in New York, served in the army in Germany and took photos for Time-Life before leaving the city

Jerry Weintraub: Agent, promoter and producer who worked with Elvis and Sinatra and made films with Clooney, Pitt and Altman

One of the last of the classic Hollywood showmen, Jerry Weintraub built his show business empire on a Rolodex and chutzpah. The Brooklyn-born son of a Bronx jeweller, he rose from the post room of a talent agency to become a successful concert promoter before shifting into a decades-long career as a Hollywood producer. Along the way he worked with stars of the magnitude of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, George Clooney and Brad Pitt and was a close friend of former President George HW Bush. He relished his insider status, just as they savoured the stories that poured out of him.

Nelson: he was a freewheeling researcher in the days before overzealous bureaucracy and excessive health and safety concerns

Doctor Bryan Nelson: Environmental activist and ornithologist acclaimed as the world's leading expert on the Northern gannet

One of his proudest achievements was pressing the Australian government into making Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean a national park

Diaz in 1970: she was one of the few sex symbols to flourish under Spain's dictatorship

Marujita Diaz: Singer and actress whose sentimental patriotism saw her promoted by Franco as a representative of the ideal Spain

She kept her social profile high by working Spain's booming chat show circuit and regularly featuring in the country's numerous gossip magazines

Packer in 2014: he served on the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for 45 years

Boyd Packer: President of the Mormon church's governing body who attracted criticism for his stance on homosexuality

He is remembered for a speech in which he warned that the religion faced the greatest threat from three groups: feminists, homosexuals and intellectuals

Dowd, holding the trophy base,with the Manchester City side after their win against Leicester City in the 1969 FA Cup final

Harry Dowd: Fearless goalkeeper who succeeded Bert Trautmann at Manchester City and won the 1969 FA Cup with them

he was never afraid to venture from his goal-line even during matches, being ever-ready for an enterprising dribble.

Bridges: he was a much-loved commander, and tales about him are many

Lieutenant Colonel Robin Bridges: Marine who saved Britain’s Resident in Borneo from hanging and averted an Iraqi invasion of Kuwait

In later years he took delight in living in a thatched cottage in Wiltshire

Zabludovsky in 2014: he revived his reputation with a brisk daily radio news broadcast
Lewis and his wife Paula at the premiere of ‘The Way of the Gun’ in 2000

Geoffrey Lewis: Character actor whose wide-eyed stare and sinister chuckle made him perfect as disturbing and scene-stealing villains

He was most familiar as a regular player in Clint Eastwood’s films

MacLennan with Ian McShane in 1963 in an ITV Play of the Week, ‘The Truth About Alan’
Rollins: the manager in ‘Broadway Danny Rose’ was based in part on him

Jack Rollins: Talent manager who helped nurture the careers of stars like Woody Allen, Robin Williams and Joan Rivers

He was a classic cigar-chomping showbiz character of old-school Broadway

Pasqua, left, in 2009 with the then French President Nicolas Sarkozy, to whom he was an early mentor

Charles Pasqua: Resistance fighter who went into politics and became a leading and controversial figure of the French Right

In the 1970s and 1980s he was Jacques Chirac’s right-hand man

Doonican in 1965: he had a string of Top 40 singles a well as a No 1 album

Val Doonican: Singer and presenter whose relaxed charm made him one of the best-known TV personalities of the 1960s and 70s

Doonican's sincere, unpretentious style made him one of the most likeable and least starry of television stars

John ‘Goldfinger’ Palmer was shot dead at his secluded home in Brentwood, Essex

John Palmer: Criminal who was cleared of handling Brink's-Mat gold but was later convicted for a massive timeshare fraud

Palmer was shot in his Essex house but police mistook the wound for a scar from open heart surgery, and announced that he had died from natural causes

Schuller in 1967: he won both the Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy

Gunther Schuller: Composer, conductor and teacher who founded the Third Stream movement, fusing classical and jazz

Schuller wrote more than 200 pieces, including solo and orchestral works, chamber music, opera and jazz, and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1994

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