The veteran Hollywood agent Ed Limato, who had long list of
celebrity clients, passed away last Saturday at his home in Beverly
Hills. His clients include Hollywood renowned actors Richard Gere,
Steve Martin and Denzel Washington.
Limato died of lung disease at the age of 73, informed Sarah
Ceglarski of the William Morris Endeavor Entertainment Agency.
The agent started his career as an assistant of Italian
filmmaker Frano Zeffirelli. With the help of Frano"s agent, he got
a job in the mailroom of Ashley-Famous Agency in New York. Later,
the agency turned to an International Creative Management and he
became a partner and co-president eventually.
Thereafter, Limato moved to William Morris and got associated
with Hollywood A-list stars like Marlon Brando, Billy Crystal, Mel
Gibson, Kevin Costner and Sharon Stone. Limato also used to host an
A-list party, the Friday night prior to the Academy Awards, which
had been attended by the celebrities of Hollywood.
In American Cinematheque, Abercrombie and Fitch and the Motion
Picture and Television Fund, Limato has served as the Board or
Directors. Limato has left his family, which includes his 99 year
old mother Angelina, sister Angela and brother Paul.
His 44 year long career was spent at the William Morris and
International Creative Management most of the time.