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'Shade' Draws Him to Encino


BURT REYNOLDS who filed for divorce in June from his actress wife, Loni Anderson--has leased a home in Encino to be near his office in Studio City.

Reynolds, star of the CBS sitcom "Evening Shade," and Anderson, who will begin playing a hospital administrator later this month in the NBC comedy series "Nurses," have been leasing a two-acre Bel-Air estate with a 15,000-square-foot main house since 1990.

Since they were married in 1988, Reynolds and Anderson also have been living near Jupiter, Fla., where he owns a 160-acre ranch and a fully equipped film studio.

Last year, the couple renewed their lease on the Bel-Air home for two years. Anderson, 42, is expected to stay in the home for another year. Their 4-year-old adopted son, Quinton, will divide his time between his parents, said Lamar Jackson, Reynolds' spokesman.

Reynolds, 57, leased a home with four bedrooms in nearly 8,000 square feet. Originally built in the 1940s, the house was remodeled in the past few months. The home was on the market at $1.9 million before Reynolds signed a lease for a year with an option to extend. The initial asking price was $20,000 a month.

Alfie and Myrna Shanfeld with Douglas Properties, Encino, were the listing brokers, and Diane McClure of Jon Douglas Co., Studio City, represented Reynolds.

MICKEY ROURKE, who recently wrapped the late-summer HBO western "The Last Outlaw," has put his Beverly Hills home on the market at $2.1 million.

Rourke, 37, starred in the film "White Sands" (1992) and co-starred with Don Johnson in "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man" (1991). Among his earlier films are "Diner" (1982), "Body Heat" (1981) and "The Pope of Greenwich Village" (1984).

He bought his Beverly Hills home in 1988, then spent more than $1 million turning it into a Southwestern-style residence that he designed himself, said listing agent Silva Mirzoian of RE/MAX, Beverly Hills.

The home has three bedrooms in slightly more than 5,000 square feet plus a pool house and guest house with a maid's room. There are three fireplaces, a darkroom and an office in the main house.

An Indian artist painted a mural on the walls of the living room, which also has iron doors that open out to the garden and pool. The dining room has a Southwestern style, woven blanket-covered ceiling.

Rourke and his wife, Carre Otis, plan to move to another location in California and are looking for horse property, according to Mirzoian.

Otis was one of the top models in the world before announcing her retirement last summer, after marrying Rourke. They appeared together in the 1990 film "Wild Orchid."

CHAD EVERETT, who is probably best known for his portrayal of Dr. Joe Gannon on the 1970s CBS series "Medical Center," and his wife, Shelby, have purchased a newly built 7,200-square-foot home on nearly two acres in the North Ranch area of Westlake Village.

The couple paid close to $2 million for the five-bedroom home, which is in a gated area in the middle of a golf course. There are 25 mature oaks trees on their property.

The 57-year-old actor, who starred in the 1989 TV movie "Thunder Boat Row," also has a home in Chandler, Ariz., which he built.

Ron and Colleen Nielson of Jon Douglas Co.'s Westlake Village office represented the seller, and Ken Flowers with RE/MAX, Thousand Oaks, represented the Everetts in buying their North Ranch home.

A Hollywood home where actress CAROLE LOMBARD lived when she fell in love with Clark Gable, has been listed at $595,000.

The owner, artist Mike McNeilly, first listed the home in 1991 at $885,000 but took it off the market four months later, when some road construction was being done in front of the house, at the base of the Hollywood Hills on Hollywood Boulevard.

Lombard, who died in a plane crash in 1942, lived in the 1920s-era home from the time she divorced actor William Powell in 1933 until 1937. She married Gable in 1939. She rented the Hollywood home but spent a considerable sum on the interiors, using seven shades of blue.

McNeilly restored the four-bedroom house and filled it with Lombard memorabilia. Photos of Lombard in the home will be included in the sale, and other memorabilia is negotiable, said Cristie St. James, who has the listing with St. James Estates, Beverly Hills.

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