Ed Limato, legendary Hollywood talent agent, dies at 73

ed-limato.jpgLegendary Hollywood talent agent Ed Limato has died. He was on the list for a lung transplant, but the wait was too long. He fell into coma this week and died. He was 73.

Here is the William Morris talent agent's obituary, as given to  Deadline Hollywood by a friend. It will give you a good glimpse into Limato's life, work, reputation and personality, and his impact on Hollywood.

"Ed Limato was in a class by himself -- an iconoclast, as Vanity Fair once called him -- a talent agent who glided through Hollywood with poise and panache. He hearkened back to the Golden Age, a time when men were more refined and elegant, as if he were preparing for an evening at the Mocambo. Yet despite his reverence for Hollywood of yore, his client list kept him active and relevant into the 21st century. He was as colorful as he was powerful. Always handsomely coiffed and impeccably dressed, Limato would promenade into the office wearing Italian suits of mustard yellow or salmon pink, rallying to his assistants, 'Let's talk to the stars.'