Producer and actress list Holmby Hills home at $49.5 million


Producer-director Bud Yorkin and his wife, actress Cynthia Sikes, have listed their Holmby Hills estate for $49.5 million.

The gated traditional home, built in 1938, has five bedrooms and 7 1/2 bathrooms in about 11,900 square feet. The house has an oversized living room with a sunken bar, a wood-paneled study and a projection room. The master bedroom suite has his and hers bathrooms and walk-in closets, a sun room and vaulted ceilings. The nearly 2.75 acres of park-like grounds include a swimming pool, a tennis court, a gym and rose gardens.

The Emmy Award-winning Yorkin co-founded Tandem Productions with Norman Lear in the early ‘60s. The company produced such hit shows as “All in the Family” (1971-79) and “Sanford and Son” (1972-77) for which Yorkin was executive producer and a director. He went on to form Bud Yorkin Productions and TOY Productions.

Sikes has appeared on “The Young and the Restless” (2008) and “JAG” (2000-01), among other shows and films, and had a starring role on “St. Elsewhere” (1982-1985). She was Miss Kansas in the 1972 Miss America Pageant.

The house, which epitomizes 1930s Hollywood, was built by gangster Bugsy Siegel but he never lived there. Cosmetics mogul Max Factor was among later owners.

Yorkin and Sikes are selling because they would like a view property.

Linda May of Coldwell Banker’s Beverly Hills North office and Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker’s Beverly Hills South office have the listing.