By Lauren Beale
October 22, 2009
A Hollywood Hills home once owned by actress Dorothy Dandridge is on the market at $3,495,000.
The restored 1926 Mediterranean has three bedrooms and five bathrooms in 4,368 square feet. Three terraces with city views provide space for entertaining. There are arched doorways and windows, beamed ceilings and stained-glass windows. The master bedroom suite features a circular bathroom.
Dandridge, whose early work included an uncredited role in the 1937 Marx Brother's film "A Day at the Races," was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the title role of "Carmen Jones" (1954) and bought the home as her personal residence after that success. She starred as Bess in "Porgy and Bess" (1959).
A singer as well as an actress, Dandridge appeared on "The Colgate Comedy Hour" in 1951 and 1953 and on "Toast of the Town" (also known as "The Ed Sullivan Show") from 1951 to 1962. She died in 1965 at age 42.
The property sold for $849,000 in 1998, according to public records.
The listing agents are Kathy Marshall and Delphine Mann of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills.
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