Champ Scores One for Family


OSCAR De La HOYA, the young boxer who kept a promise he had made to his dying mother by winning an Olympic gold medal, has fulfilled another of her dreams by buying a newly built home for himself and his family in Montebello.

De La Hoya and his family previously rented a modest, stucco duplex in East Los Angeles.

"His mother, who was very proud of him, always wanted the family to live in a new house in Montebello," said John Bruno, broker of Red Carpet/Bailey Realty, Temple City, which handled the purchase through De La Hoya's cousin, Joe Briseno, a real estate agent in the office.

The 19-year-old Olympic champion, who will turn pro Nov. 23 at the Forum, bought a $500,000 house with four bedrooms in about 3,100 square feet as a residence for his father, brother, sister and himself. His mother died of cancer in October, 1990.

De La Hoya, the only American boxer to win a gold medal at Barcelona, Spain, signed a pro management contract in September. The lightweight's first pro match, a six-round bout, will be billed as a main event.

Madonna's personal manager, FREDDIE De MANN, and his wife, CANDY, have put their Beverly Hills home of about six years on the market at $4.7 million.

Built 40 years ago but recently refurbished, the house has three bedrooms plus two maids' rooms; a gym, media room and wine cellar in just under 8,000 square feet. The one-acre estate also has a pool and tennis court.

The De Manns, who also have a five-bedroom home in Malibu, want to sell their Beverly Hills home so they can buy an in-town residence with slightly more privacy, according to listing broker June Scott of June Scott Estates, a Jon Douglas Co.

MICK JAGGER has just moved out of a Tuscan villa on Mulholland Drive, which he leased for a month at $30,000 while he was in town working on a new album, sources say.

The Rolling Stones' lead vocalist had rented the walled and gated two-acre estate--with stables, pool house and gym--as a retreat, when he wasn't working, from the media blitz accompanying published reports that his wife, Jerry Hall, was planning to divorce him.

The couple's main residence is in London, but they also own a chateau in the Loire Valley and a home on Mustique, an island in the Caribbean.

Carol Hurwitz of Hurwitz James Co., Brentwood, represented Jagger in the lease transaction.

DAVID BRADLEY, who starred in the "American Ninja" films and just finished shooting "Cyborg Cop," has purchased a Marina del Rey home, which is about 400 yards from the beach.

The actor, who holds a black belt in karate, likes to work out at the beach and walk his German shepherd there.

The house had been listed at $470,000 with Fred Sands Realtors, and Bradley plans to spend $350,000 on remodeling, according to his business manager, Ron Hacker of Global West Management.

A Bel-Air mansion owned by late actress MARION DAVIES from about 1947 until 1957 has been listed at $11.9 million.

Built in 1924, the English-style home is on more than 2 1/2 acres with city views. A vacant lot that is part of the estate can be bought separately. The home, the only one on its street, has a seven-bedroom, 11,000-square-foot-plus main house; a guest house, pool house, six-car garage and 30-car motor court.

"There is a fountain on the property that matches one at San Simeon and is believed to have been given to Miss Davies by (her paramour) William Randolph Hearst," said listing agent Eugene Leoni of Fred Sands' Brentwood office.

A brain surgeon has owned the home for the past 28 years. "He wants to scale down," Leoni explained.

Beverly Hills realtors are being mobilized to help rebuild South-Central Los Angeles by selling tickets to a gospel concert Oct. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m., on the lawn of Beverly Hills High School.

Elaine Young of Alvarez, Hyland & Young is leading the realtor brigade to support the concert by the 200-member Voices of Faith choir of Faithful Central Baptist Church. The choir just returned from a festival in Stockholm.

The concert was the brainchild of Beverly Hills Mayor Robert Tannenbaum, who is also calling on other local business support to show "that Beverly Hills cares for its neighbors and wants to help wherever we can." Tickets, at $50 per adult and $10 per child, are available through the realtors and at Beverly Hills City Hall.

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