Gerson Marks, entertainment attorney, died Feb. 5 of heart failure in Granada Hills. He was 82.
Marks graduated from De Paul University Law School and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1936.
During World War II he served (as an officer) in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a Judge Advocate.
After being admitted to the California State Bar in 1947 he established a private law practice in Beverly Hills.
His entertainment industry clients included Lenny Bruce, E. Jack Neuman, Norman Panama, Dalton Trumbo, Vince Edwards, Hedy Lamar and Gene Fowler Jr.
Marks is survived by his wife, Gertrude Ross Marks, a legit, TV and film producer (her feature-length docu “Walls of Fire” won a Golden Globe award); sons John and Lyman, and brothers Robert and Richard.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions in his memory to the American Heart Assn.