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Emmy-winner Bud Yorkin sells Beverly Crest estate for $19.5 million

By Lauren Beale

1:26 PM PST, February 26, 2013

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Producer-director Bud Yorkin and his wife, actress Cynthia Sikes, have sold their estate in the Beverly Crest area for $19.5 million.

The gated traditional home, built in 1938, has five bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms and about 10,528 square feet of living space. Features include a main hall with a sweeping staircase, a 60-foot-long living room with a sunken bar, a wood-paneled study and a projection room. The nearly 2 acres of grounds include a tennis court, a swimming pool, lawn, fountains and rose gardens.

The Emmy Award-winning Yorkin, 87, co-founded Tandem Productions with Norman Lear in the early '60s. The company produced such hit shows as "All in the Family" (1971-79) and "Sanford and Son" (1972-77), for which Yorkin was executive producer and a director.

Sikes, 59, has appeared on "The Young and the Restless" (2008) and "JAG" (2000-01), among other shows and films, and had a starring role on "St. Elsewhere" (1982-85).

The house, which epitomizes 1930s Hollywood, was built by gangster Bugsy Siegel, but he never lived there. Cosmetics mogul Max Factor was among later owners.

Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency was the listing agent. Susan Smith of Hilton & Hyland represented the buyer.

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