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Bert Fields, legendary lawyer to A-list clients, dies at 93

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By ANDREW DALTON
AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bert Fields, an A-list Hollywood attorney whose clients included Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson, George Lucas and the Beatles, has died at age 93. Fields’ law firm announced that he died Sunday at his home in Malibu, California. Fields’ famous cases include a $250 million settlement from the Walt Disney Company for former executive Jeffrey Katzenberg and a multi-million dollar judgment for Beatle George Harrison against his former business manager. Fields’ clients were often his close friends. Cruise called him “an extraordinary human being.” He was also a colorful character known for his luxury tastes and skills as a scholar and storyteller.

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