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Morey Amsterdam family estate sold

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The longtime Beverly Hills home of the Morey Amsterdam family has sold for $4.9 million.

The 5,854-square-foot house, built in 1958, has walls of glass that open to the backyard, a living room with a fireplace and a step-down bar, a breakfast room, a den with a fireplace, four bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms.

The Amsterdams often entertained at the single-story home, throwing dinner parties in the formal dining room or larger parties around the kidney-shaped swimming pool.

The family made some additions to the house during their ownership, adding what they called a play room with large picture windows, a television, a card table and a desk, where the comic wrote material.

Morey Amsterdam, who died in 1996 at age 87, played office worker Buddy Sorrell on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961-66) and was in show business for more than seven decades.

Deborah Moore of Keller Williams in Beverly Hills was the listing agent. Izzet Levi of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills North office represented the buyer.

lauren.beale@latimes.com

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