Famed attorney Ed Hookstratten dead at 83

BETH HARRIS Associated Press Published:

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 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, has died at 83.

He passed away Wednesday of complications from congestive heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills, his son Jon Hookstratten said Thursday.

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.

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