There Goes the Judge


HARRY ANDERSON, who stars as Judge Harold T. Stone in the NBC series “Night Court,” has sold his Los Feliz home of several years.

“He has relocated to Seattle, but he comes here to film,” a source said.

Anderson, now in his ninth season with “Night Court,” starred in the 1990 TV special, “Just for Laughs With Harry Anderson,” and he co-starred in the 1990 TV movies “Mother Goose Rock ‘n’ Rhyme” and Stephen King’s “It.”

The 39-year-old actor is also a magician who once received the Stage Magician of the Year Award from the National Academy of Magician Arts and Sciences.


He has performed magic shows before plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, where he owns a magic shop, and in a Las Vegas opening act for Kenny Rogers, Debbie Reynolds and Roger Miller. His wife, actress Leslie Pollack, is also a magician.

They and their children moved to Seattle about a year ago. Since then, their Los Feliz home has been in escrow five times, usually for more than $800,000. The original asking price was about $1 million, but the home sold for $765,000, public records show.

Fran Black, director of legal affairs for Disney subsidiary Hollywood Pictures, and her husband, Joe Markowitz, a partner in the law firm of Morrison & Foerster, bought the 4,700-square-foot home, built in 1926.

Anderson had owned the house since 1985. He remodeled the kitchen and added a small theater in the basement with a wet bar and a soda fountain.


The Spanish-style home also has a 12-by-15-foot stained-glass window, hand-stenciled beams, a swimming pool and city-lights view. The late actor Michael Landon was a former owner, sources said.

Michael Freeman of Jon Douglas Co.'s Hancock Park office represented the buyers. Jodi Hodges of the firm’s Sunset Strip Office and Fran Pollack and Barbara Fain of the Douglas Co.'s Beverly Hills office had the listing. None was available for comment.

JOHN HILLERMAN, who played Higgins on the CBS series “Magnum, P.I.,” has purchased a home in Hollywood for $2.5 million, according to public records.

The house has three bedrooms in nearly 7,300 square feet.

Though only three years old, the home is getting a thorough refurbishing, sources say.

Hillerman sold his Honolulu penthouse for nearly $3 million in December, 1989, after using it as his main residence for eight years while co-starring with Tom Selleck in “Magnum, P.I.”

Before “Magnum” stopped filming, Hillerman bought a home at Lake Arrowhead. He had been living there and in a Hollywood penthouse before his latest purchase.

Former Paramount Pictures Chairman FRANK MANCUSO has settled into a two-story, contemporary home in Malibu that he bought recently for about $5 million, Malibu sources say.


Mancuso reached an out-of-court settlement in May that was believed to be more than $20 million in his breach-of-contract lawsuit against the entertainment company.

His Malibu home has four bedrooms and five baths in 6,800 square feet. It has 23-foot-high ceilings and sits on 1.5 to 1.75 acres of beach and bluff property with about 30 feet of private sandy beach. There is also a tennis court, guest house and spa on the site.

TED MANN, of Mann’s movie theaters, and his wife, actress Rhonda Fleming, are having a two-story home built for them on two sites they purchased several months ago in the gate-guarded Century Woods Estates in Century City.

The 9,400-square-foot residence, which will cost about $5 million to build, will have his-and-hers bedroom suites on different floors. The house is in the framing stage and is scheduled to be completed in about a year.

Meanwhile, the couple will continue to live in two, 4,300-square-foot condos--one above the other--in a 12-unit building in the same 13.5-acre, Watt Luxury Housing development.

A Hollywood house where actress CAROLE LOMBARD lived for three years in the 1930s, when she fell in love with Clark Gable, has been put on the market at $885,000. Built in 1926, the house has four bedrooms in about 4,000 square feet.

“If we get $885,000, or close to it, all memorabilia will be included,” said Cristie St. James, who has the listing at St. James Estates, Beverly Hills. Among the memorabilia are 1,500 photos of Lombard, two that are autographed, and some film posters.

Mike McNeilly, a painter who created the cover for Alice Cooper’s new album “Hey Stoopid,” collected the memorabilia after he bought the house, which he restored in recognition of the 50th anniversary, in January, of Lombard’s death at 32 in a plane crash.