Dick Martin and Dolly Read’s longtime Malibu home lists for $9.995 million

The longtime Malibu home of the late comedian Dick Martin and his wife, actress-model Dolly Read, is up for sale at $9.995 million.

The beachfront home, found along Broad Beach on the western end of Malibu, was a gathering spot for celebrities and Hollywood elite after the couple bought the place more than four decades ago. Stars such as Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, Gregory Peck and Sammy Davis Jr. were among the guests. The late actor Bill Bixby was also married on the property.

“Over the 40 years I have lived in the home, I’ve seen Broad Beach grow into an even more desirable location,” Read told The Times in a statement. “This home is particularly special, as it brings a warm, lovely Cape Cod style to an area that has long been considered the home to Hollywood elite.”


Built in 1946, the beach house sits on more than a third of an acre and has unobstructed ocean views and a courtyard filled with fountains, gardens and fruit trees. A wood-plank walkway leads directly from the home to the sand.

Inside, the cozy layout has a classic coastal look with brick accents, open-beam ceilings and rows of glass doors. A cook’s kitchen, a breakfast nook and a living room with fireplace are among the features in the 2,551 square feet of interiors.

Upstairs, the master suite has a fireplace, a wall of built-in bookshelves and glass doors that open to an ocean-view patio. There are three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms on the property, including a self-contained guest house.

Scott and Melinda Tamkin of Compass have the listing.

Martin, who died in 2008 at 86, was cohost of the popular “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” from the late 1960s to the early ‘70s. He later directed such television shows as “The Bob Newhart Show” and “Newhart.”

Read, 71, starred in the 1970 film “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” and appeared on several television series, including “Charlie’s Angels” and “Fantasy Island.” She was Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the Month in May 1966.

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