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List of Famous Literary Agents

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List of famous literary agents, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top literary agents in the world? This includes the most prominent literary agents, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable literary agents is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic literary agents were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned literary agents.

This list is made up of many different people, including Edward Hibbert and Forrest J Ackerman.

From reputable, prominent, and well known literary agents to the lesser known literary agents of today, these are some of the best professionals in the literary agent field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous literary agents ever?" and "What are the names of famous literary agents?" then you're in the right place. (22 items)
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    Edward Hibbert is an American-born English actor and literary agent. He played Gil Chesterton in the TV series Frasier. He is also the voice of Zazu in The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride and The Lion King 1½, replacing Rowan Atkinson.more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: USA, New York, Long Island
    • Profession: Literary agent, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Frasier, The Prestige, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, Taking Woodstock, The Lion King 1½, + more
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    Forrest J Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Literary Agents
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    Forrest J Ackerman was an American collector of science fiction books and movie memorabilia and a science fiction fan. He was, for over seven decades, one of science fiction's staunchest spokesmen and promoters. Ackerman was a Los Angeles, California-based magazine editor, science fiction writer and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1916-2008)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
    • Profession: Magazine editor, Literary agent, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Science-fiction writer, + more
    • Credits: Return of the Living Dead Part II, King Kong, Innocent Blood, Dracula vs. Frankenstein, The Aftermath, + more
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    Peter Cox

    Peter Cox is the best-selling English author of more than 20 books, including You Don't Need Meat, was the first chief executive of the Vegetarian Society and is now a literary agent working in London and New York.more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Profession: Literary agent
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    Bernie Weintraub was an American talent agent and founding partner of the Paradigm Talent Agency in 1993. Weintraub was born in the Bronx, New York. He served in the United States military during the Korean War. Weintraub co-founded Robinson Weintraub, a "boutique" literary agency. In 1993, Robinson ...more

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    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Talent agent, Literary agent
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    H.N. Swanson

    H.N. Swanson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Literary Agents
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    Harold Norling Swanson was a literary agent who represented Frank Buck, F. Scott Fitzgerald and many other well-known American writers.more

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1899-1991)
    • Birthplace: Centerville, Iowa, United States of America
    • Profession: Literary agent, Writer
    • Credits: The Age of Consent
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    Barthold Fles was a Dutch-American literary agent, author, translator, editor and publisher. Among his many clients were Elias Canetti, Raymond Loewy, Heinrich Mann, Joseph Roth, Felix Salten, Ignazio Silone, Bruno Walter and Arnold Zweig.more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1902-1989)
    • Birthplace: Netherlands, Amsterdam, European Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands, North Holland
    • Profession: Literary agent, Publisher, Author, Translator, Writer
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    Stephen Slesinger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Literary Agents
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    Stephen Slesinger, was an American radio, television and film producer, creator of comic strip characters and the father of the licensing industry. From 1923 to 1953, he created, produced, published, developed, licensed or represented several popular literary legends of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.more

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    • Age: Died at 52 (1901-1953)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Literary agent, Cartoonist
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    Augustus Dudley Peters was a British literary agent. Born in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, the fourth of the seven children of a farmer, he was informally adopted at the age of 3 by an aunt who lived in England and was educated at Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School in Hampstead and St. John's College, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1892-1973)
    • Birthplace: Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
    • Profession: Talent agent, Literary agent, Film Producer
    • Credits: An Inspector Calls, Last Holiday, Hotel Incident, Stop the Merry-Go-Round
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