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Ed Limato: Hollywood Agent Gave Legendary Oscar Parties

4 July 2010 9:12 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

By Roger Friedman Ed Limato, 73, one of the most legendary Hollywood talent agents ever, died on Saturday after a long illness. Ed, a bon vivant who lived in splendor in a Beverly Hills mansion with a massive, rolling lawn, was one of a kind.

It was in March 2001 that Ed Limato gave what was probably the best of his famous Oscar parties. I attended as a guest of the great Caroline Graham. We were working on a Talk magazine Oscar issue. Remember Talk magazine?

Anyway, I chronicled the night in two columns. They can be found here:,2933,1971,00.html”> Column One

Colimn Two

This is what I remember: in the large party tent set up on Ed’s lawn, Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts came in, talked to a small group of people including me and Diana Ross, and told he was definitely running »

- Roger Friedman

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