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'Feud' Host Game for Beverly Hills

March 12, 2000|RUTH RYON

Comedian Louie Anderson, who hosts the new "Family Feud" syndicated TV game show, has purchased a home in the Beverly Hills area for close to its asking price of $1.7 million.

Anderson, 46, is also the creator of "Life With Louie," an animated series on the Fox Family Channel, and he goes on the road about five times a month with his stand-up comedy act, "Louie Live."

"Family Feud," which has been around since 1976, was a property of ABC and CBS before going into syndication. Anderson has hosted the newest version of the show, which airs on KCAL-TV Channel 9, since September.

He purchased the four-bedroom 4,000-square-foot home of Bertram Van Munster, executive producer of the TV series "Cops" and the animal adventure series "Wild Things."

Los Angeles Times Sunday March 26, 2000 Home Edition Real Estate Part K Page 1 Real Estate Desk 1 inches; 27 words Type of Material: Correction
For the Record: John Langley is executive producer of the TV series "Cops," not Bertram Van Munster, as was reported in Hot Property, March 12. Van Munster was a co-producer and producer on "Cops."

Built in 1959, the house was remodeled in the '70s and has city views.

Jana Jones-Duffy of Coldwell Banker Previews, Beverly Hills, had the listing.


David Murdock Jr., son of real estate developer David Murdock, has built a Bel-Air home on speculation that is priced at $16.5 million.

The younger Murdock, in his 30s, has built two other spec homes in Bel-Air and another house in Brentwood.

The Bel-Air estate just listed is on 1.44 acres and has a 32-foot-high entry and 15,000 square feet. The Mediterranean-style seven-bedroom home also has city-to-ocean views, a walnut-paneled library, breakfast room overlooking a pool, children's playroom, detached media room and a computer room that could be turned into a gym.

Jeff Hyland at Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, has the listing.


Ilya Salkind, who co-produced with his late father, Alexander, the first three Christopher Reeve "Superman" films and "The Three Musketeers" as well as other films, has leased a home in the Mulholland Drive area for a year at $7,000 a month.

Salkind, 52, is a third-generation producer. His grandfather, Miguel, produced movies in Germany, including "En Lyckoriddare" or "Joyless Street" (1926), starring a then-little-known actress named Greta Garbo.

Ilya Salkind was living in Florida before leasing the gated traditional-style house with three bedrooms in 3,500 square feet.

He moved to Los Angeles to be closer to the film industry. He is working on a movie based on the life of Jules Verne titled "Visa for Adventure."

Deborah Moore of Coldwell Banker Previews, Beverly Hills, represented Salkind in his lease.


Stuart Krasnow, executive producer of the syndicated series "The Martin Short Show," has purchased the Hollywood Hills home of songwriter-composer Mervyn Warren for $825,000. Warren, who bought the home in May for $775,000, had listed it at $799,000.

Warren, who did nothing to the Hollywood Hills home but paint it, bought a larger nearby home built in the '50s with valley and city views for just under $900,000. He plans to set up a studio in his new 3,200-square-foot home.

The house that he sold has two bedrooms in about 1,800 square feet. Also built in the '50s, the contemporary-style home has an open floor plan with two master suites, one a convertible den. The house also has a pool and spa.

Warren, who was in the a cappella gospel act Take 6 before he became involved in film scoring, produced and performed songs for the movies "The Out-of-Towners" (1999), "Living Out Loud" (1998) and "The Preacher's Wife" (1996). He also produced and arranged many of the songs in "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit" (1993).

Krasnow was an executive consultant for "The View," a supervising producer for "Ricki Lake" and a senior talent coordinator for "Late Night With David Letterman." He began his career as a researcher at CNN after graduation from Washington University in 1983.

Rick Chimienti of DBL Estates, Beverly Hills, represented Krasnow in buying the Hollywood Hills home.

Victor Kaminoff, director of architecture and unique properties at Coldwell Banker Previews, Sunset Strip, had the listing along with D. Gordon and J. Reisman of the same office.


Academy Award-winning production designer Eugenio Zanetti has sold his Los Feliz home to English composer Ed Shearmur for $880,000.

Zanetti's Moorish-style house, built in 1927, had been on the market at $929,000. Zanetti had decorated the house with set remnants from such movies as "Restoration" (1995), for which he won an Oscar in art direction.

Shearmur wrote the music for the movie "The Very Thought of You" (1999).

Garrison Key of Key Properties in West Hollywood had the listing.

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