Ronco inventor and pitchman Ron Popeil lists his Beverly Hills home at $5,995,000

Inventor and master pitchman Ron Popeil, who sold his Ronco marketing company in 2005 for $55 million, has listed a gated Beverly Hills home for sale.

The English country-style house sits on more than an acre containing a lighted north-south tennis court, a large pool with a deck area and a two-story guesthouse. There are six bedrooms and 8 1/2 bathrooms in 4,555 square feet of living space.

But wait, there's more!

The main house has elaborate wood ceilings, extensive French doors and windows, dramatic slate floors and mountain and canyon views. The kitchen center island can easily seat six. Brick patios and terraces expand entertaining space outdoors.

Now how much would you pay?

Popeil, 74, is asking $5,995,000. But perhaps he'll consider three easy installments.

A fixture on infomercials and late-night television for decades, he promoted products including the Veg-O-Matic, the Inside-the-Shell egg scrambler and Ronco's Good Looking Hair Formula 9 spray-on hair, many of which were invented by his father, Samuel Popeil, or himself.

The Chop-O-Matic helped launch Ron Popeil in television, which proved to be an effective way to demonstrate the device to mass audiences.

Drew Mandile and Brooke Knapp of Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills, have the listing.

lauren.beale@latimes.com

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