Talk show hostess Leeza Gibbons has sold her Mediterranean compound, once… (Lee Manning )
Update: Talk-show host Leeza Gibbons has sold her longtime Hollywood Hills compound for $4,795,000.
Owned in the '40s by actress Joan Crawford, the 11,137-square-foot Mediterranean is set behind gates on more than an acre of landscaped grounds, which include a swimming pool, a koi pond and an expansive lawn. The main house, built in 1926, has seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms in three stories. There are ocean, canyon and city light views.
Gibbons, 53, remodeled and renovated the home, which has carved moldings, intricate wood-panel ceilings and extensive terraces. The detached guesthouse was added in 2000.
She hosts the nationally syndicated radio show "Hollywood Confidential" and had her own the daytime talk show, "Leeza," in the mid-90s.
Crawford, who died 1977 at age 72, won a lead actress Academy Award for "Mildred Pierce" (1945). Among her later films was the chilling "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" (1962).
The property, which Gibbons owned since 1991, had been on and off the market since 2005. She bought the house for close to its $1,995,000 asking price, according to Times archives.
Drew Mandile and Brooke Knapp of Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills, had the listing. Patricia Ruben of Sotheby's International Realty, Los Feliz, represented the buyer.