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Edward (Ted) Grenzbach; Designed Stars’ Homes

Edward (Ted) Grenzbach, 69, traditionalist architect who created homes for Hollywood stars. Born in New York City, Grenzbach grew up in 1930s Hollywood, which gave him an appreciation of glamour that was always evident in his work. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he earned his architectural degree at UC Berkeley. Grenzbach was praised for the sense of proportion he brought to the vast homes of the rich and famous. His clients over the years included Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, Cher, Gene Kelly, Herb Alpert, Rock Hudson, Rod Stewart, Barbra Streisand and Johnny Carson. His most recent project was remodeling a home designed by architect Wallace Neff, whom he greatly admired, for media mogul Rupert Murdoch. On June 3 in Los Angeles of liver failure.


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