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His World’s on Westside Now

TIMES STAFF WRITER

MIKE MYERS, whose 1992 comedy hit “Wayne’s World” catapulted him from NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” to a movie career, has purchased a home on the Westside for $1.5-plus million, sources say.

Myers, 32, played Wayne, a heavy-metal fan who has his own cable show with his pal Garth (Dana Carvey) in “Wayne’s World,” which eventually earned more than $200 million and spawned such pop-culture expressions as “not” (at the end of a sentence to negate it) and “party on.”

Myers and Carvey developed their characters on “Saturday Night Live,” which Myers joined when he was 26. In 1993 Myers had double roles in “So I Married an Axe Murderer” and made a sequel to “Wayne’s World.” The same year, he got married.

Myers bought a three-bedroom, 3,900-square-foot home with a pool on two-thirds of an acre, sources say.

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Myers grew up in a suburb of Toronto and also has lived in Chicago, London and New York.

“Melrose Place” and former “General Hospital” heartthrob JACK WAGNER has put the Beverly Hills-area home where he lived as a bachelor on the market at $849,000.

Wagner, who played Frisco Jones on “General Hospital,” got married a couple of years ago to Kristina Malandro--who, as Felicia, was his co-star and love interest on the soap--and moved into her home in Bel-Air.

Wagner, 35, will be a regular on “Melrose Place” this fall as Dr. Peter Burns, chief of staff at the hospital where Michael (Thomas Calabro) and Kimberly (Marcia Cross) work. Last spring, while appearing periodically on “Melrose Place,” Wagner starred in the CBS movie “The Lady Killer.”

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His home was built in 1957 but was rehabbed in 1990, shortly before he bought it. The 3,500-square-foot house has five bedrooms, including a master suite.

The home is listed with Verka at Jon Douglas Co.'s Brentwood office.

An industrialist who owns a chain of video stores in Russia has purchased a home for the highest selling price so far this year in Bel-Air.

LEON RUDYAK and his wife, MILA, bought a 14,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style home for $6.5 million, sources say. The house, on an acre, had been listed at just under $8 million. It was owned by a couple in the food business who moved to the Midwest.

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Victoria Lockwood and Joe Babajian, both of Fred Sands Estates in Beverly Hills, represented the sellers, and Arlene Kesluk of Bramley Investments, Encino, represented the buyers.

Although the sale is the highest this year to date in Bel-Air, the highest sale on the Westside this year was Barbra Streisand’s $8-million-plus purchase of a house in Malibu, where she now has a three-house compound.

Eight Westside homes have sold for more than $5 million this year, as compared to three during the same period last year, according to Cecelia Waeschle of Rodeo Realty, who has tracked Westside home sales of more than $2.5 million since 1987.

CLARIFICATION: If you were worrying that Hugh Hefner was forever forsaking the Playboy Mansion for his new 6,000-square foot Holmby Hills home (“Moving Just a Short Hop Away,” Hot Property, Aug. 20), don’t.

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A spokesperson for Playboy Enterprises says that, “The Playboy Mansion will be [the family’s] main residence and their workplace. This [new home] is for the family when they want to get away from their corporate environment. It is not part of Playboy Enterprises but was a personal real estate transaction.”


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