Chuck Woolery, host of Fox's quiz show "Greed: The Series," and his wife, Teri, have sold their Encino estate for slightly more than $2.5 million.
Woolery was also the longtime host of the TV show "Love Connection."
The couple had owned the 7,500-square-foot-plus home, with six bedrooms and 7 1/2 baths, for about three years. The gated, Mediterranean-style house, in the Encino foothills, also has a billiard room, pool, pool house and tennis court.
The game-show host, in his late 50s, and his wife, in her early 40s, bought a smaller Encino home and are looking to buy a weekend retreat in Newport Beach to be near her parents, David and Yvonne Nelson. David Nelson, a friend of the game-show host for years before the Woolerys were married, is the son of the late Ozzie and Harriet Nelson.
Connie Nelson of Coldwell Banker Previews, Studio City, represented the Woolerys in selling and buying. She was married to Ozzie Nelson's brother.
Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean--one of the most popular duos in rock history--has listed a Hollywood Hills home that he has owned since the '60s at $1.1 million.
The surf-rock duo, who will be featured in an ABC miniseries Feb. 27 and 28 about their friends the Beach Boys, just marked 40 years together with a 42-date tour.
Jan Berry, Torrence's singing partner, crashed his sports car in 1966 and suffered major injuries. The pair has continued to perform hits such as "Surf City" (1963) and "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena" (1964).
Torrence, 59, has owned the Hollywood home about as long as he's been singing those hits, and did a lot of work on it with his father, who died at 90 a year ago.
Built in 1924, the four-bedroom, 3,000-square-foot house was home in the late '30s to actor Humphrey Bogart. Torrence lived in it for 22 years before he and his family moved to Huntington Beach in 1992.
He leased it for a year to actor Eric Roberts. Later, during another tenant's occupancy, the house was damaged by fire. Torrence rebuilt it.
"It's not a kids' house," he said. Otherwise, he said, he, his wife and two children would have stayed in the rebuilt house themselves.
The house--with two drawbridges, walled grounds and koi pond with a waterfall--is listed with John J. Arata of Goldstar Realty, Beverly Hills.
Ian Maxtone-Graham, co-executive producer and a writer for "The Simpsons," has purchased a four-bedroom, traditional-style home in Bel-Air for just less than $1 million.
Maxtone-Graham also has been a writer for "Saturday Night Live."
Built in the 1950s, the 3,000-square-foot-plus house was sold by an investment banker.
Joyce Essex and Lee Ziff of Coldwell Banker Previews, Beverly Hills North, had the listing.
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