Meara and Stiller, centre and right, are greeted by the host of ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ in 1970

Anne Meara: US comedian, actor and writer who formed an acclaimed double act with her husband, Jerry Stiller

Married for over 60 years, the couple worked together for almost as long, sailing the glamorous and treacherous waters of American entertainment

Twinkle in 1965

Twinkle: Pop star and Swinging London personality best known for 'Terry', her 1964 ode to a doomed biker

She toured with the Rolling Stones and attended the Queen's Gate School in Kensington where a fellow pupil and friend was Camilla Parker Bowles

Sue-Patt as Benny Green in 'Grange Hill'

Terry Sue-Patt: Actor who made his name as football-obsessed Benny Green in the children's drama series 'Grange Hill'

Amiable and sincere, he  had trials for Queen's Park Rangers and Chelsea, and was also a talented artist

Quietly classy: Ellerington in action for Southampton against Blackpool in 1953

Bill Ellerington: Full-back for Southampton and England who stayed on at the Dell to become a shrewd lieutenant to Ted Bates

Always an insightful judge of a player, Ellerington later became a productive talent scout

Marni Hodgkin

Marni Hodgkin: Editor known for her integrity and her bestsellers, who helped to transform the world of children’s books in the 1960s and 70s

'Aware  of the power of reading on children’s minds,  she turned down Roald Dahl twice'

John Nash

John Nash: Mathematician who won a Nobel Prize – and inspired the Oscar-winning film 'A Beautiful Mind'

Nash’s ideas and insights came to him more like revelations than scholarly findings

Derek Chinnery: Controller of Radio 1 who nurtured talented DJs but later regretted not investigating Jimmy Savile more forcefully

A lifelong BBC man remembered for his horn-rimmed glasses and suit and tie

Barnes performs at the Pontch nightclub in Detroit in 1987

Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly: Jazz and R’n’B singer who had Northern Soul hits and opened for Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye

She said she never lamented the lack of international success in her career

Birkett: many echoed Peter Hall’s description of him as ‘a hugely generous and enthusiastic spirit’

Lord Birkett: Director, producer and administrator who worked closely with Sir Peter Hall at the National Theatre

An intriguing, unconventional streak ran through Birkett's life

John Sadler: Sportswriter billed by 'The Sun' as 'The Man Who Gives It To You Straight' who had fruitful links with Brian Clough

‘Come and see me,’ Clough told him, ‘and I’ll fill your paper for a week’

Denys Darlow: Conductor, composer and scholar who founded the Tilford Bach Festival and the London Handel Festival

He wanted ‘to perform the music of Bach ... in a style consistent with the demands of the period’

Marty Napoleon: Musician whose vivacious, percussive style saw him hailed as Louis Armstrong's 'most exciting pianist’'

‘No one else could quite pound the piano like  Napoleon and send the audience into a frenzy’

Howell in a 1983 episode of ‘Crown Court’; his often icy roles masked a gentle nature and passionate spirit

Peter Howell: Actor whose screen roles included 'Emergency - Ward 10' and 'Scum' and who was a stalwart of the West End stage

Howell played the unflappable Dr Peter Harrison for 10 years, during which time he had a steady stream of letters from viewers seeking medical advice

Lundvall in Blue Note's New York offices; he was, he said, 'a failed saxophonist'

Bruce Lundvall: Record company executive who was rejected by Blue Note as a young man but later revived its fortunes

Lundvall was responsible for signing and nurturing the careers of a list of artists that included Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen and Norah Jones

Rockefeller and her husband Nelson shortly after their wedding in 1963

Happy Rockefeller: Divorcee whose marriage to Nelson Rockefeller ended his ambition of becoming United States President

The US public was not ready for a divorcee in the Oval Office

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