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Ex-Angel Leaving Beverly Hills

November 26, 2000|RUTH RYON | TIMES STAFF WRITER

Kate Jackson, one of the original "Charlie's Angels," has sold her Beverly Hills home for just under $1.9 million.

The actress moved farther west to be closer to her son's school.

She sold her traditional-style home of nearly four years to a real estate attorney and his wife.

Built in 1922, the 4,300-square-foot home has a master suite, two family suites, a guest suite, maid's quarters, an office, butler's pantry, a breakfast room opening to a patio, and a garden with a pool and spa.

The house also has a sweeping staircase and two fireplaces, one in the den/family room, which opens to the garden.

Jackson, who played Sabrina--the smart angel--in the "Charlie's Angels" ABC series that ran from 1976 to 1981, starred earlier this year as the dean of a women's college in the ABC remake of the 1973 TV movie "Satan's School for Girls," in which she had played one of the bad girls. Besides co-starring in a number of other TV movies during the past few years, she has played the recurring role of Barbara Cooker on the hit series "Ally McBeal."

Jackson, 52, also was a regular on "The Rookies" (1972-76) and "Scarecrow and Mrs. King" (1983-87).

The movie "Charlie's Angels," released earlier this month, stars Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu.

Shirley Wells and Darrell Wallace, both of Prudential John Aaroe in Beverly Hills, had the listing, and Heidi Tabib of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills North, represented the buyers, other sources said.

Crystal Bernard, who co-starred in the NBC hit sitcom "Wings" (1989-97), has put her Beverly Hills-area home of five years on the market at $5.5 million.

She plans to buy a smaller home here and a place in Nashville, so she can live in both places. Besides being an actress, Bernard has become a country and western singer and songwriter.

Since "Wings," in which she played airport concessions-diner owner, cook and waitress Helen Chappel, Bernard, 39, has co-starred in several TV movies and played herself on the sitcom "Just Shoot Me." But in 1999, the Texas-born singer also released the CD "Don't Touch Me There," which she produced and for which she wrote seven of the 10 songs.

Her 10,000-square-foot home, in a gated Beverly Hills-area community, has three family bedrooms, two guest suites and a master bedroom with city views. The Tuscan-style villa, on 1.3 acres, also has a wood-paneled library/den, marble and wood floors, five fireplaces, a pool and a motor court.

Asher Dann of Coldwell Banker Previews, Beverly Hills North, has the listing.

The Beverly Hills home of the late comedian Danny Thomas has been sold for about $18 million, local Realtors say.

The five-bedroom, 11,000-square-foot house, on a two-acre knoll in the Trousdale area, was sold to a family relative of Thomas, who died in 1991.

The comedian founded St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. His widow, Rose Marie, was president of the hospital's fund-raising arm, formally called the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (Danny Thomas was of Lebanese descent).

His widow died in July. Her home was sold by her daughters, actress Marlo Thomas and Terre Thomas Gordan, and her son, Tony Thomas.

The house was quietly sold in October. Built in 1970, the Moorish-style house is being renovated, sources said. The Thomases had owned the property since 1968.

A Newport Beach home once owned by the Irvine family has been sold for close to its $14.9-million asking price, including furnishings, to a young couple from Florida. He was described as being in the "computer-related tech field."

The house, on slightly more than an acre with a view of Newport Harbor and Balboa Island, was sold by Don Byerly and his wife, Marlys. The Byerlys had owned the home for about a dozen years.

He was founder and chairman of Byerly's, an upscale, Minnesota supermarket chain known for its in-store restaurants and carpeted, chandelier-lighted aisles. In 1990, when the company recapitalized to expand, Don Byerly, then 49, continued as an equity owner and member of the company's board. He was already semi-retired.

He and his wife bought the Newport Beach house to redo as a remodel. The project took six years.

They expanded the house from 12,000 to 20,000 square feet and added a theater, three kitchens, an underground garage for eight to 10 cars and a gated motor court. The Byerlys decorated the house with Lalique crystal door handles and a Baccarat chandelier in the powder room. They sold the house because they wanted to scale down.

The property was owned in the '50s by Myford Irvine. A grandson of James Irvine Sr., Myford Irvine was president of the Irvine Co. when he died in 1959, three months before the original house was completed.

A year later, 7-Up Bottling Co. head Donald Washburn and his wife, Geneva or "Gene," bought the house. They hosted many Republican parties there with such guests as Ronald Reagan. After Donald Washburn died, his widow continued to live in the house until she died in 1987.

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