Taylor, who died in March at 79, won Oscars for her performances in "Butterfield 8" (1960) and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966). She is ranked seventh on the American Film Institute's greatest screen legends list.
Bringing harmonies to the Westside
Soprano Sarah Brightman has bought a house in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $2.85 million.
The three-story contemporary, built in 2009, was designed for indoor-outdoor entertaining, with French doors opening from the living and dining rooms to terraces. Other features of the nearly 4,000-square-foot house include a steam room, a rooftop lounge, a swimming pool and a spa. It has three bedrooms, including a master suite with a fireplace and sitting area, and 41/2 bathrooms.
Brightman, 50, got her start as a dancer and disco singer before starring in Broadway musicals, including "The Phantom of the Opera." She performed at two Olympic Games ceremonies and has gained an international following as a classical singer.
Stephen Lynch of Keller Williams, Hollywood Hills, handled both sides of the transaction.
An airy aerie on the Wilshire Corridor
Philanthropist Barbara Davis, the widow of billionaire Marvin Davis, has listed her Wilshire Corridor condominium for sale at $1,885,000.
The unit, with views of the Santa Monica Mountains, has a direct entrance from a private elevator. A butler's pantry, a laundry room, two bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms lie within in 2,527 square feet. The 97-unit building, called the Wilshire, was built in 1991. Amenities include 24-hour valet, doormen, security, a gym and a pool.
Barbara Davis chairs the Carousel of Hope Gala in Beverly Hills, held every two years, which raises money for childhood diabetes. Marvin Davis, who died at in 2004 at 79, made his fortune through oil deals and owned 20th Century Fox in the 1980s. His obituary in The Times called him "the wealthiest individual in Los Angeles for much of the last two decades."
The Wilshire condo was bought about three years ago for $2,295,000.
David T. Kessler of Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills, and Steve Frankel of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills North, are the listing agents.