‘Cagney’ Wants Off Old Beat
Two-time Emmy-winning actress SHARON GLESS and her husband, producer BARNEY ROSENZWEIG, have listed their residence on Broad Beach in Malibu at $3.2 million.
Gless, who is in London starring with Tom Conti in Neil Simon’s “Chapter Two” at the Gielgud Theatre through July 13, is best known for her role as New York police Det. Christine Cagney in the 1982-88 CBS series “Cagney & Lacey,” co-starring Tyne Daly.
Rosenzweig was the show’s creator and executive producer, and he also produced Gless’ 1989-1992 CBS series “The Trials of Rosie O’Neill” and four reunion “Cagney & Lacey” movies of the week (three have already aired).
The couple was married in May 1991, a few months before buying their five-bedroom Malibu compound, which is Cape Cod in style and has two guest cottages plus a main residence. The compound, about 4,000 square feet, has ocean and bay views.
Built in 1949, the houses have been updated and remodeled, sources say. Gless and Rosenzweig decided to sell the home because they bought a condo on Fisher Island, off the coast of Miami.
A fifth-generation Californian, Gless, 53, doesn’t plan to desert her home state, however. She and Rosenzweig expect to maintain an apartment in Hollywood.
“Barney and Sharon will be back in Los Angeles in the fall for USC football seasons. They attend every game, home or away,” their assistant, Ray Simmons, said.
Gless plans to go to the island in late July. “She hasn’t seen the condo yet, because she has been doing the play [and a serial drama for BBC Radio] in London,” he said. “But Barney has been there, having fun decorating.” The island is accessible only by boat.
The Malibu home is co-listed with Glen Meyers of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Pacific Palisades, and Pam Whitham of Fred Sands Realtors, Malibu.
BERNARD LAFFERTY, late tobacco heiress Doris Duke’s former butler who settled with her estate in May for a $4.5-million executor’s fee and a $500,000 annual bequest, has purchased a seven-bedroom 11,000-square-foot house in Beverly Hills for $2.4 million, sources say.
Lafferty, 50, is said to have entered and closed escrow within five days of making an offer.
He had been living in Falcon Lair, where Duke died at 80 in 1993. Falcon Lair, overlooking Beverly Hills, was actor Rudolph Valentino’s home when he died in 1926.
Lafferty’s new home was built on almost 1.5 acres in 1990. It also has a pool, spa and sauna.
Sid Kibrick and Barbara Tenenbaum, both of Fred Sands Estates, Directors Office, were the listing agents, and Kibrick also represented Lafferty in the deal.
MARCO PENNETTE, co-creator of the sitcoms “Dave’s World” and “Caroline in the City,” has purchased one of the original houses in Los Feliz for close to its asking price of $1.4 million, sources say.
Pennette, 29, also has a Studio City house, which has been leased.
His Los Feliz home was built in 1925 by Col. Griffith J. Griffith, who donated the land for Griffith Park in 1896.
Griffith built a guest house on his estate for his son, and that house is now Pennette’s main residence. It is a Mediterranean-style home on a hill, with three bedrooms in 4,500 square feet.
Paul Czako of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, represented Pennette; Deedee Howard and Josie Benjamin of John Aaroe, Beverly Hills, had the listing.