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William Meiklejohn (March 16, 1903 – April 26, 1981), was a famous Hollywood talent agent and scout in the 1920s through the 1940s. He had his own talent agency called the William Meiklejohn Agency that he sold to MCA in May 1939. At the time of the sale, his agency had over 100 actors and writers like Hattie McDaniel and Dorothy Parker. He was famous for his self-avowed “seventh sense” to discover and promote stars such as Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, and in 1937 Ronald Reagan who was then a sportscaster in Des Moines, Iowa.

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  • Born: William MeiklejohnMarch 16, 1903Los Angeles, California
  • Died: April 26, 1981 (aged 78)Burbank, California
  • Occupation: Hollywood Talent Agent and Talent Scout

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