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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)
Edward Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Literary Agents
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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: 61

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 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: 62

Profession: Literary agent


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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