Norman R. Brokaw, a trailblazing talent agent who represented Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Clint Eastwood and other top Hollywood stars, has died. He was 89.
Brokaw's son, David, said his father died Saturday in Beverly Hills after a long illness.
Brokaw ascended from the mailroom of the William Morris Agency to become its chief executive in 1989. Along the way he helped steer actors to work in the fledgling television industry in the 1950s and later signed politicians such as Gerald Ford and Alexander Haig so they could chart careers after they left public service.
His television plan involved teaming up underutilized film stars with directors who were skilled at...