She’s Done Away With Rent Check


FAYE DUNAWAY, who co-stars with Jason Alexander in the upcoming film “Dunston Checked In” and co-starred with Marlon Brando and Johnny Depp in “Don Juan DeMarco,” has put her Beverly Hills-area home on the market at just under $2 million.

“Dunston Checked In” is to be released in December. “Albino Alligator,” co-starring Dunaway, Gary Sinise and Matt Dillon, is expected to be out after the first of the year.

The Oscar-winning actress (“Network,” 1976) also just completed her autobiography, with Betsy Sharkey, titled, “Looking for Gatsby: My Life.” It is due out next week.

Dunaway, 54, won an Emmy for her guest appearance on “Columbo” during its 1993-94 season. She co-starred with Warren Beatty in “Bonnie and Clyde” (1967) and with Jack Nicholson in “Chinatown” (1974).


She originally listed her home at $2.2 million in the fall of 1993, saying then that she wanted to sell because her teen-age son was in boarding school in the New York City area and she wanted to become more bi-coastal. She is spending more time now on the East Coast and in Europe, a source said last week. Dunaway plans to keep a smaller residence in the L.A. area.

She leased her Beverly Hills-area home in the spring of ’94, then re-listed it for sale in August, 1994, at just under $2 million. After re-listing it, she rented it to actor Val Kilmer, who moved elsewhere last April.

Dunaway, who was renting a smaller home nearby, recently moved back into the house, which she has owned since March, 1990.

Built in 1937, the traditional-style house was thoroughly updated just before Dunaway bought it, and she redecorated it. The nearly 5,000-square-foot house has three bedrooms plus maid’s quarters and a guest house with a fireplace, loft and bath. The master suite has a fireplace, spa, steam shower and terrace. There are five fireplaces in the house.


The home, which also has a pool and spa, is listed with Deborah Moore, Fred Sands Estates, Beverly Hills.

DANA CARVEY, the “Saturday Night Live” star whose first one-hour comedy special premiered on HBO earlier this month, has purchased a home in Murrieta for his parents, retired teachers Bud and Billie Carvey.

Dana Carvey, 40, created such characters as the Church Lady on “SNL,” and he played Garth in the mega-hit “Wayne’s World” (1992) and “Wayne’s World 2" (1993). He also won an Emmy for his “SNL” work during the 1992-'93 TV season.

Carvey, who is expecting to star in his own ABC comedy series--as yet unnamed--in February or March, has a home in the San Fernando Valley with his wife, PAULA, and their two young sons.

He bought his parents a two-bedroom home, with a den, for $152,000 in cash, sources say. The home is in Ryland Homes’ the Colony, a golf-course community for people 55 and over. Bud Carvey plays three to five rounds of golf a week.

The retirees had been living in San Carlos, in the San Francisco Bay Area, where they have a home for sale at $359,000. The four-bedroom house is where Dana Carvey, his three brothers and a sister grew up before he went to San Francisco State University and began appearing on stage in Bay Area comedy clubs.

MARK EGAN, executive producer of the TV series “Newhart” and producer-writer for the TV series “Alice” as well as writer of “The Bob Newhart Anniversary Special” (1991), has sold the Hollywood Hills house he bought from Doc Severinsen in 1992.

The 5,000-square-foot, Mediterranean-style home was sold for $1.5 million, sources say.


Egan is now living in a smaller Westside residence and in a farmhouse he bought in Connecticut, sources say.

Severinsen, trumpeter and bandleader on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson, has been living on a ranch he bought in the Santa Ynez Valley since he sold his Hollywood Hills house to Egan.

Timothy Enright of the Enright Co., Beverly Hills, represented the buyer and seller in the Egan home sale.

DOC McGHEE, who has managed a number of rock and metal bands like Bon Jovi, has put his Coto de Caza home on the market at $3.3 million.

McGhee, who staged the Moscow Music Peace Festival in 1989, most recently started the new record label, Eleven Records, as a joint venture with Geffen Records. He has offices in New York and Hollywood.

He has owned the Coto de Caza home for four years.

“He just wants to do something different,” a source said. “He might buy in Palm Beach, Fla., or he might tear down his weekend house in Laguna and build there.”

Built about a dozen years ago by a German count whose main residence was in Argentina, the Coto de Caza home, a Spanish-Mediterranean estate, has 9,000 square feet, including a 7,200-square-foot main house, a cantina and a 1,200-square-foot apartment over a four-car garage.


The two-acre grounds also have a pool, two spas, a creek, a koi pond, an outdoor wet bar with a beer tap, a satellite dish and a sunken, lighted tennis court.

The home is listed by John Evans of RE/MAX South County, Rancho Santa Margarita.