There was a time when Michael Ovitz walked the streets of Hollywood and the ground would shake. In that spirit, the tremor you might have just felt was Ovitz and his wife, Judy, listing their Brentwood home at $14.95 million.
Ovitz, who turns 62 in a few days, is the former talent superagent and Hollywood powerhouse who headed Creative Artists Agency from 1975 to 1995. He's the man who negotiated David Letterman's move from NBC to CBS, and he was featured in the tell-all book "You'll Never Nanny in This Town Again" by Suzanne Hansen. He briefly was president of the Walt Disney Co. under Michael Eisner and left with an estimated $140-million severance package, which was the subject of the Disney shareholder revolution in 2004.
Today, private citizen Ovitz is an investor who informally advises the careers of Martin Scorsese, Tom Clancy, Steven Seagal and Letterman -- and is rarely seen or heard from.
The former Hollywood general is selling his estate, which has 13,000 square feet of living space and views of mountains and the nearby canyons. The main house has seven bedrooms, 7 1/2 bathrooms and a full projection screening room. There is a pool, pool house and a double auto court behind gates. Actually, there is room for a small army of cars for parties.
David Mossler and Michael D. Phillips, both of Teles Properties Inc., Beverly Hills, have the listing, according to the Multiple Listing Service.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times