Big-band leader Ray Anthony lists Hollywood Hills home

Big-band leader Ray Anthony lists Hollywood Hills home
Bandleader Ray Anthony was taken with the site's views. (Mike Barian)

Big-band leader and trumpeter

Ray Anthony


has put his home in the Hollywood Hills West area on the market at $5.2 million.

Custom-built for Anthony in 1975, the 3,881-square-foot house contains a den, an office, a gym, two fireplaces, two bedrooms and three bathrooms.

"We built it to take advantage of the tremendous views," he said of his hillside home, which sits on about a quarter-acre on a cul-de-sac.

Anthony, who turned 90 this year, used the house for years to run a business selling big-band CDs. He plans to play at a belated celebration marking his birthday this month.

He has performed with

Frank Sinatra


Glenn Miller


Jimmy Dorsey

, among others. Anthony and his band appeared in several movies and on the late-'50s variety show bearing his name.

Anthony said he is selling to move closer to a friend in Beverly Hills.

James Campbell and Luis Pezzini of Sunset Strip Realty are the listing agents.