‘Hawaii Five-O’ composer’s Beverly Hills home sells for $7.4 million


The longtime home of late composer and conductor John Cacavas, who scored such TV shows as “Kojak,” “The Bionic Woman” and “Hawaii Five-O,” has sold in Beverly Hills for $7.4 million.

Sitting on a corner lot of more than half an acre, the 1950s house came to market in May for $8.325 million and was under contract in about a month. Cacavas, who died in 2014 at 83, bought the house in the early 1970s for $255,000, records show.

Besides the Cacavas’ ownership, the low-slung Midcentury home has a chain of ownership that also includes actor and engineer Zeppo Marx. The youngest of the five Marx Brothers, he shared the residence with his second wife, Barbara. They divorced in 1973, and she later married Frank Sinatra.


Entered through a courtyard with a fountain feature, the 5,069-square-foot house includes open living and dining rooms, a den/office, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Royal blue carpeting, paneled walls and wood pillars are among the vintage details.

A screening room has a partition that opens to an outdoor wet bar. In other parts of the home, walls of sliding glass doors bring the outdoors inside.

Lawns, gardens and a detached two-car garage fill the fenced and hedged grounds.

Josh Flagg, estate homes director of Rodeo Realty and “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” personality, held the listing. Nikki Hochstein, also of Rodeo, represented the buyer.

Cacavas has television and film credits that also include “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century,” “The Executioner’s Song” and the “Dirty Dozen” made-for-TV sequels. He won a Grammy for his work on the spoken-word recording of “Gallant Men.”


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