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Super-Agent Norman Brokaw Remembered Warmly at Celebration of Life

5 December 2016 4:07 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Iconic agent Norman Brokaw was warmly remembered by more than 400 friends and family Monday in a celebration of life at the Hillcrest Country Club.

Tony Orlando emceed with heartfelt tributes delivered by Sam Haskell, Kim Novak, Marlo Thomas, Berry Gordy, Mary Hart, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis and Regis Philbin along with family members Joel Brokaw and Wendy Brokaw Kretchmer.

Brokaw, who rose from the mailroom of William Morris to become chairman-ceo in a career that spanned seven decades, died on Oct. 29 at 89.

Brokaw was remembered for his pioneering efforts to package talent for the agency in television and helped start Wma’s television division, luring major film stars to TV. Speakers at Monday’s event — which included 19,000 of Brokaw’s trademark red roses — stressed that Brokaw stood apart for his ability to give talent a sense of family.

Orlando explained that Brokaw stood by him when he had drug problems, when »

- Dave McNary

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Super-Agent Norman Brokaw Remembered Warmly at Celebration of Life

5 December 2016 4:07 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Iconic agent Norman Brokaw was warmly remembered by more than 400 friends and family Monday in a celebration of life at the Hillcrest Country Club.

Tony Orlando emceed with heartfelt tributes delivered by Sam Haskell, Kim Novak, Marlo Thomas, Berry Gordy, Mary Hart, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis and Regis Philbin along with family members Joel Brokaw and Wendy Brokaw Kretchmer.

Brokaw, who rose from the mailroom of William Morris to become chairman-ceo in a career that spanned seven decades, died on Oct. 29 at 89.

Brokaw was remembered for his pioneering efforts to package talent for the agency in television and helped start Wma’s television division, luring major film stars to TV. Speakers at Monday’s event — which included 19,000 of Brokaw’s trademark red roses — stressed that Brokaw stood apart for his ability to give talent a sense of family.

Orlando explained that Brokaw stood by him when he had drug problems, »

- Dave McNary

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