Tug the Ear and Off to Santa Fe


CAROL BURNETT, who returned last week to her leading role in the Broadway comedy “Moon Over Buffalo” and will perform for the first time at the Hollywood Bowl this summer, has listed her Century City home at $2.6 million.

Burnett completed building her new home in Santa Fe, N.M., last July 4 and lived in it for only two days before leaving for rehearsals in New York. Since then, she has been in either New York or Los Angeles.

“She is looking forward to spending some time in the Santa Fe house, which she will make her permanent residence,” her spokeswoman said.


Burnett, whose CBS comedy-variety program won 22 Emmy Awards during its 11-year run ending in the late 1970s, will remain in her play, her first on Broadway in 30 years, through June. It opened last October and she took a two-month break to get ready for the wedding earlier this month of one of her daughters.

Burnett, who turned 63 on Friday, will sing Broadway show tunes at the Bowl on July 26 and 27.

She has lived in her Century City home for about three years, sources say. A couple of years ago, she sold a Honolulu home that she had owned since the late 1980s.

Her Century City home is a free-standing villa in a gated and guarded community. The 6,000-square-foot home has a courtyard entry with an outdoor fireplace and fountain, four bedrooms including maid’s quarters; five baths, two powder rooms, a three-car garage and two parking spaces. The home also has an elevator.

Stephen L. Moore of Douglas Properties, a Prudential-Jon Douglas Co. in Beverly Hills, has the listing.


ROSEANNE, whose ABC sitcom was renewed for a ninth season and who is executive producer of the new Fox show “Saturday Night Special,” has sold one of the two houses in her Brentwood compound, listed in January. Roseanne, 42, and her husband, Ben Thomas, had a son last summer. She announced then that she didn’t want to raise the child in Los Angeles.


The larger of the two houses in Roseanne’s compound is the one that sold. It has been described as “a Tudor-Alpine chalet” with six bedrooms and a guest house in 6,000 square feet. Listed first at $4.5 million, the house is said to have sold for closer to $3.5 million to a Wall Street deal-maker and his wife, who plan to live there.

The second house in Roseanne’s compound, a 3,000-square-foot white brick residence, has been reduced from $3.2 million to $2.85 million. Barbara Robinson of John Aaroe & Associates, Beverly Hills, had the listing on the house that sold, and she still has the listing on the smaller house.


MAXIMILIAN SCHELL, who just returned from Italy where he was filming “The Eighteenth Angel,” and his wife, Natasha, have purchased a Beverly Hills-area home near their residence that they plan to use as a guest house and office. They paid $750,000, sources say.

Schell, 65, co-stars in the Rysher Entertainment thriller, to be released in the fall. He played the father of a hit man (Tim Roth) in the 1995 film “Little Odessa.” He won the Golden Globe, Ace Award and an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Lenin in the HBO film “Stalin” (1992). He won a best actor Oscar for his role in “Judgment at Nuremberg” (1961). Schell also produces and directs films.

The house that he and his wife bought has four bedrooms and an office in 3,000 square feet. Built in 1972, the contemporary style house has canyon and mountain views.

Shelley Silverstein, a Beverly Hills businesswoman, had owned the property, sources say.

Martin Genis and David Azouz of 1st London Realtors in Beverly Hills represented both sides in the transaction.


Hockey star JARI KURRI, traded in March by the L.A. Kings to the New York Rangers, and his wife, Tiina, have put their Calabasas home on the market at $850,000.

The forward is a close friend of Wayne Gretzky, who was traded in February to St. Louis. Kurri, 35, played with Gretzky in Edmonton as well as in Los Angeles.

Kurri won five Stanley Cups in Edmonton and is the highest-scoring European forward in NHL history. He and his wife are from Finland.

The Kurris, who have twin 10-year-old sons, bought their home five years ago when he was signed by the Kings. The 4,200-square-foot house is on a knoll at the end of a cul-de-sac in a gated development.

The house, built in 1988, has five bedrooms, all with balconies. The master suite has a fireplace and a spa with a waterfall.

Dottie Zola of Fred Sands’ Woodland Hills office has the listing.


The Holmby Hills home of the late LITA ANNENBERG HAZEN, sister of Walter H. Annenberg, former U.S. ambassador to Britain, has been sold for about $6 million, sources say. The house was listed last November at $7.9 million.

Hazen, who died in her Manhattan home in October at 85, was a philanthropist and one of eight children of Moses Annenberg, who owned the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Daily Racing Form and TV Guide. Hazen’s husband, Joseph, was a film producer (“True Grit,” “Come Back Little Sheba”) and art collector. They had been married for 58 years when he died at 94 in 1994.

The Holmby Hills home was bought by a local businessman who plans to refurbish it and live there with his family, sources say. The 7,500-square-foot English Country-style house was built in the 1920s by Broadway and Bullock’s department store founder Arthur Letts for his sister. Letts had built himself a nearby house, now the Playboy Mansion. Hazen had owned her house, on 2.3 acres along a fairway of the Los Angeles Country Club, for 30 years.

Raymond Bekeris of John Bruce Nelson & Associates represented the buyer; Bruce Nelson, of the same firm, and Beth Styne, of the Prudential-Douglas Co. in Beverly Hills, represented the seller.


CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT, who starred in “Mortal Kombat” (1995) and plans to make its sequel this summer, has purchased a Beverly Hills home with a tennis court for close to its $2.6-million asking price, sources say. Lambert, 39, had been leasing a house next door.

The house he bought has four bedrooms, maid’s quarters and a guest house in 6,000 square feet. The gated Mediterranean-style home was built in 1988.

Paul Czako of Hilton & Hyland, everly Hills, represented Lambert, and Valerie Fitzgerald of the Prudential-Rodeo-Douglas Co. had the listing, sources say.