Muhammad Ali, left, pounds Terrell at the Houston Astrodome in 1967
Scoular, right, with Sir John Gielgud in a 1981 TV adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Seven Dials Mystery

Christopher Scoular: Actor who worked with Sir John Gielgud and Maureen Lipman and provided voices for Radio 4’s Week Ending

His fine baritone voice was heard to great effect when he played Tony in West Side Story

Stern in 2005 with some of his photographs of James Dean: they became friends after a close encounter at a crossroads

Phil Stern: Photographer who brought a casual intimacy to his portraits of stars like Dean, Monroe, Bogart and Sinatra

'I didn’t usually care to know them,' he said of the actors he photographed. 'So many of them were frankly a pain'

Adams: his finely modulated speaking voice belied his origins in the East End

Tom Adams: Actor best known for 'The Great Escape' who was touted to play James Bond but had to settle for lesser spy films

One ad declared that the deal offered was the best around, ‘or my name’s not Tom Adams’

Bonner: born in London, he was renewed by the raw energy of Belfast

Peter Rosser: Composer and teacher who eschewed computers to write his challenging and notationally complex works

He died just as his favourite record, Bob Dylan’s ‘Desire’, clicked off on the Dansette

Divers in 1963 (second from right in front row): he was admired for his unfailing enthusiasm and his admirable discipline

Inside-forward who shone for Celtic in the 1950s and 60s and was unlucky not to be picked for Scotland

His displays induced one reporter to suggest that fans might be prompted to forget about Denis Law

Bracewell: 'Every decision he made was geared to saving the environment'

Planner acclaimed for his devotion to the preservation of the environment and national parks of Scotland 

‘Every decision he made was geared to saving the environment’

Lisi in 1969 during the making of ‘Les temps ses loups’, or ‘The Heist’

Virna Lisi: Actress who established her name in Italy then worked with Frank Sinatra, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis

Jack Lemmon recalled that after a love scene with Lisi, her husband tried to attack him

Lloyd in 2012 after receiving hs OBE for services to comedy

Jeremy Lloyd: Actor and writer who teamed up with David Croft for two comedy classics, 'Are You Being Served?' and ''Allo 'Allo!'

‘You’ve heard of Joe Loss?’ his father would ask people. ‘Well, this is my son, Dead Loss’

Cocker in 1970 with his Mad Dogs & Englishmen ensemble, a rock'n'roll carnival with Cocker the freakish frontman

Joe Cocker: Formidable vocalist who triumphed at Woodstock and won a Grammy with 'Up Where We Belong'

In 1999 he performed at the 25th anniversary celebration of Woodstock, the only original artist to return

Williams in 2009; he stood down the following year after five years as Father of the House

Alan Williams: Politician who did sterling service for Labour but was kept out of high office when Neil Kinnock was elected leader

He took trouble to seek out back-benchers to make sure that any promise he had made to the floor of the House was implemented

Jürgens in 1966 on his way to victory in the Grand Prix de la Chanson in Luxembourg

Udo Jürgens: Pianist and singer who recorded more than 800 songs and ruled the world of German-speaking pop

His career took off after impressive performances in the Eurovision Song Contest in the 1960s, culminating in his 1966 win for Austria with 'Merci, Cherie'

Bown in 1975

Jane Bown: Photographer who joined 'The Observer' in 1949 and was hailed for her ability to get under her subjects' skin

Bown always shot in black and white, and used natural light. Having briefly tried colour during the 1960s, she found it 'noisy and distracting'.

Whitelaw: 'I've never really felt like a proper actress,' she said

Billie Whitelaw: Actress hailed as one of the finest of her generation, best known as Samuel Beckett's muse and inspiration

When she received her CBE from the Queen in 1991, she was so nervous she couldn't say a word

Freeman, centre, with Lord Gladwyn, left, and Harold Wilson on the programme The Great Divide in 1963

Major John Freeman: Soldier who became an MP, diplomat and broadcaster best known for his series of interviews, Face to Face

He left Edna O’Brien, telling her, 'I don’t think I could be in love with anyone'

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