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Onetime Movie Colony home of Dinah Shore looks to woo a buyer

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A California ranch home built for actors George Montgomery and Dinah Shore is on the market in the Movie Colony neighborhood of Palm Springs for $1.655 million.

In the Movie Colony, a Palm Springs neighborhood named for its famous Hollywood residents, a onetime home of actor George Montgomery and singer-actress Dinah Shore is on the market for $1.655 million.

Built for the former acting couple in 1952, the California ranch house has been recently restored and renovated for modern living. Among details of note are terrazzo floors, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and walls of windows that take in pool and garden views.

A wide island/breakfast bar and custom cabinetry highlight the new-look kitchen.

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The roughly 2,600-square-foot floor plan also has a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Sliding doors in each bedroom open to the backyard.

The house, which is walled and gated, sits on more than a third of an acre and has a swimming pool. Covered and uncovered patios, an outdoor shower and landscaping fill out the property.

The home previously sold five years ago for around $1.125 million, records show.

Marc Sanders of the Agency holds the listing.

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Shore, who died in 1994 at 76, amassed nine gold records and 10 Emmy Awards during her career, which began in radio before branching out into television.

Montgomery, who died in 2000 at 84, starred in numerous films, particularly cowboy movies, in the 1930s and ’40s. Also a furniture maker and architect, he designed and built 11 homes during his lifetime.

The entertainers were married from 1943 to 1963.

neal.leitereg@latimes.com | Twitter: @LATHotProperty


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