Scott, right, with Dorothy Lamour, gives a birthday hug to the head of Paramount, Adolph Zukor, at an industry dinner in 1953

Lizabeth Scott: 'The Queen of Film Noir' who played the femme fatale opposite Bogart, Mitchum, Douglas, Lancaster and Powell

Scott exuded allure but also elements of danger and hints of double-dealing

Gavron in 2012: he had the looks of Harpo Marx and the wit of Groucho

Lord Gavron of Highgate: Printing tycoon with keen sense of social justice whose support for Labour was rewarded with a peerage

He was outraged by the exorbitant salaries captains of industry paid themselves

James: he was revered for his honesty and integrity

Roger James: Documentary maker whose editing talents helped him become an acclaimed producer and television executive

His most high-profile film as an editor was Death of a Princess in 1980 which caused a rift between the British government and the Saudi royal family

Platt: she was once described as 'the original Essex girl, but without the white stilettos'

Baroness Platt of Writtle: Aeronautical engineer who went on to the House of Lords and chaired the Equal Opportunities Commission

Her engineering background drove the campaign that would be her longest-lived legacy: the Women Into Science and Engineering initiative

Solicitor and genealogist Ivor Guild has died aged 90

Ivor Guild: Much-loved solicitor and genealogist who became a leading figure in the Scottish Establishment

He was described as epitomising old-fashioned courtesy and quiet generosity

Singer, songwriter and producer Don Covay has died aged 76

Don Covay: Soul singer and songwriter whose compositions became hits for Fury, Franklin, Checker and the Rolling Stones

Never quite made the big league himself, but his music was widely covered

Ciccolini: ‘Are you ready to sacrifice your life to music?’ his father had asked him

Aldo Ciccolini: Pianist noted for his elegant reserve and hailed for his performances of rare pieces and unsung composers

The pianist Aldo Ciccolini combined virtuosity with elegant reserve and over more than six decades of performing drew acclaim for his interpretations of underappreciated compositions and composers. He was born in Italy but said, “I feel I definitely have a French soul.”

Lotte and Hans Hass: their 1950s television series were watched by millions in Britain

Lotte Hass: Diving and photography pioneer whose work with her husband gave valuable insights into ocean wildlife

Lotte Hass was a diver and undersea photography pioneer who worked with her husband, the oceanographer Hans Hass.

Underwood: he was ousted as president of the Ghost Club after a bizarre row involving accusations of IRA membership

Peter Underwood: Urbane and gentlemanly author and ghost-hunter who wrote more than 50 books about his pursuit of spooks

Ghost stories are manifest in every corner of this world, but it is an area of human fancy the British seem particularly partial to.

Thomas: she worked on ‘Monitor’ with Huw Wheldon; he called her ‘Nance’

Nancy Thomas: Producer and director who overcame prejudice to establish a career at the BBC that lasted for more than three decades

Thomas' career path took her through Programme Planning and eventually, in the mid-1950s, she achieved a foothold in the pioneering TV Talks department

Robert White: Diplomat who served in El Salvador but angered many by speaking out on human rights abuses in the country

White's views cost him his career but earned him the respect of many Salvadorans and the vindication of history

Hartle in 1963: he was described as one of the finest full-backs not to win a full cap

Roy Hartle: Muscular full-back with a fearsome reputation whose toughness was tempered by his ability and intelligence

Hartle was a splendidly accurate passer whose positional play and reading of the action were outstanding

Charlie Sifford: Golfer who challenged the sporting establishment and became the first black man to join the US PGA tour

Sifford achieved more than he imagined, despite enduring racial taunts and threats

Tillett in uniform as Commanding Officer of the 1st Ugandan Rifles in 1962; he left the country when the politics of the new regime became unacceptable

Colonel John Tillett: Soldier whose intensive preparations helped ensure the success of the Allied drive following D-Day

Tillett made possible the celebrated British "coup de main" at the bridges over the Orne river ("Horsa") and Orne canal ("Pegasus") in Normandy

Gilbert in 2009 at the start of the Iraq Inquiry; he was, said Lord Chilcot, 'a kind and generous colleague'

Sir Martin Gilbert: Historian who became an authority on Churchill and on the Holocaust and served on Sir John Chilcot's Iraq Inquiry

Gilbert - historian and author of more than 80 books - became known for three main streams of work during his five-decade career

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