Bob Woolf, 65, attorney and agent for such figures as Gene Shalit, Larry King , Larry Bird and the New Kids on the Block, died Nov. 30 of undisclosed causes while in Florida.
Born in Portland, Maine, Woolf attended Boston College on a basketball scholarship and then went to Boston U. School of Law.
He included Boston Red Sox star Carl Yastrzemski and Boston Celtics star John Havlicek among his many clients. Woolf’s pioneering efforts led to his recognition by both the legal fraternity and the sports world for establishing sports law as a specialty.
His expansion into entertainment focused not only on representing broadcast and music figures, but personal appearances on “The Today Show,””The Tonight Show,””Good Morning America” and “Nightline.”
His agency, Bob Woolf Associates, is headquartered in Boston, and has offices in Beverly Hills and in Hallandale, Fla.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.