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Exclusive Portraits: Melissa Gilbert Still Wows Them on the Prairie

31 October 2014 11:08 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – Melissa Gilbert has grown up a bit since portraying Laura Ingalls on the 1970s TV classic “Little House on the Prairie,” but her roots aren’t far behind. She’s just released “My Prairie Cookbook: Memories and Frontier Food from My Little House to Yours,” and appeared last month at North Central College in Naperville, Ill. – at an event sponsored by Anderson’s Bookshop – to greet admirers and sign her new menu planner.

Melissa Gilbert at North Central College in Naperville, September 18th, 2014

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for

From 1974 to 1983, Gilbert starred as Laura Ingalls as a child – Ingalls eventually grew up and wrote the “Little House on the Prairie” series of books – and the NBC-tv show also famously featured Michael Landon, Melissa Sue Anderson, Alison Arngrim and Merlin Olsen. Landon also executive produced the show, and was so convinced that Gilbert was the »

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Ed Hookstratten, Attorney for Johnny Carson, Vin Scully, Dies at 83

25 January 2014 2:07 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ed Hookstratten, an attorney who represented a galaxy of entertainment and sports stars including Johnny Carson and Vin Scully during a career of more than 50 years, died Wednesday of complications from congestive heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 83.

Hookstratten was a powerful and iconic force in sports, entertainment and broadcast news while representing Carson, Elvis Presley, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin of “Laugh-In” fame.

His news clients included Tom Brokaw, Bryant Gumbel, Jessica Savitch, and Tom Snyder.

“The Hook was a one-man force in the agency business, the last of the great and effective lone operators who knew everyone on both sides of the table,” Brokaw said in a statement. “I remember the first time I hired him. I was up for a big job at NBC, and when I told the executive in charge Ed would represent me, he clutched his heart and said, ‘Oh, »

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Ed Hookstratten, Powerful Attorney to Elvis, Johnny Carson and Vin Scully, Dead at 83

23 January 2014 1:39 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Attorney Edward Hookstratton, who represented Elvis Presley, Johnny Carson and many major TV and sports media personalities, is dead at the age of 83. He died Wednesday at his Beverly Hills home, according to publicist Todd Beck. Hookstratten’s client list included Joey Bishop, Tom Snyder, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, Tom Brokaw and Jessica Savitch, as well as sports media heavyweights including Vin Scully, Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen. “Ed Hookstratten was a brilliant lawyer, my representative, and one of my dearest friends in all the world,” said Scully.  ”He introduced me to my wife Sandi, was our best man at the. »

- Todd Cunningham

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R.I.P. Entertainment Lawyer Edward Hookstratten

23 January 2014 12:50 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The sports and entertainment attorney died late Wednesday at his home in Beverly Hills of natural causes. Edward Gregory Hookstratten was 83. The general counsel for the L.A. Rams for several years, Hookstratten’s 50-year career including repping some of the biggest names in front of the camera and on the field. Johnny Carson, Elvis Presley, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, and Joey Bishop were clients along with newscasters Bryant Gumbel, Tom Brokaw, Tom Snyder and Jessica Savitch. In the world of sports, Hookstratten represented Vin Scully, Pat Reilly, Marcus Allen, Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen, Dick Stockton, Don Meredith, Jim Hill and Pat Haden. On the big screen, Hookstratten was a producer on the 1996 news drama Up Close & Personal starring Robert Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer. He was also name-dropped in Rob Reiner’s classic rock mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, where Fred Willard’s Air Force colonel was  named “Lt. »


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Ed Hookstratten, Famed Sports and Entertainment Attorney, Dies at 83

23 January 2014 12:34 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ed Hookstratten, the legendary sports and entertainment attorney, died Wednesday of natural causes after a long illness at his home in Beverly Hills, publicist Todd Beck reported. He was 83. In a career that spanned more than 50 years, Hookstratten was a powerful and iconic force in show business, with clients that included Elvis Presley, Dan Rowan & Dick Martin, Joey Bishop and Johnny Carson (he replaced Henry Bushkin at Carson Productions); news personalities Bryant Gumbel, Tom BrokawTom Snyder and Jessica Savitch; and Vin Scully, Dick Enberg, Phyllis GeorgeMerlin OlsenHarry KalasDick Stockton, Pat Haden, Marcus Allen and Don Meredith from the world

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