Friday, June 21, 2024

Mel Brooks, Ken Follett Among Celebs Offering Condolences for Erudite, Beloved Lit Agent Ed Victor


Mel Brooks is among the many celebs and authors today toasting Ed Victor, the most erudite and beloved literary agent. Ed lived in London, where he was the go-to guy (if you could get to him) for 50 years. He represented only the best authors. An American, he was always welcome in New York and Los Angeles. We were always thrilled to see him at Elaine’s or Michael’s or the Four Seasons. Dapper doesn’t begin to describe him– he gave Gay Talese a run for his money in that department. Life is too short. Ed, you will be sorely, sorely missed.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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