Don Rickles’ Malibu estate fetches $6.5 million


The Malibu estate that was home to late comedian Don Rickles for more than a decade has sold for $6.5 million. The buyer was Donato Errico, founder of upscale health-club chain Equinox, public records show.

A traditional-style home, a tennis court and a swimming pool comprise the 1-plus-acre estate, which sits behind gates in the Point Dume area. “Deeded rights to Little Dume Beach” were included with the property, according to the listing.

Built in 1968, the two-story house has more than 3,400 square feet of living space that includes a living room with a fireplace, a family/media room, an office, four bedrooms and five bathrooms. The dining room, which has an ocean view, opens to an eat-in kitchen with vaulted ceilings and an island.


Various sitting areas, statuaries, gardens and mature trees fill out the grounds.

The property came to market in December for $7.995 million.

Chris Cortazzo of Coldwell Banker Residential represented both the buyer and the seller, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

Rickles, who died in April at 90, was known as the king of insult comedians. The stand-up comic and actor gained fame for his aggressive style of humor on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and later enjoyed a long career as a Las Vegas headliner. His film credits include “Casino” and the “Toy Story” movies.

He bought the home in 2004 for $3.3 million, records show.

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