‘Star Wars’ star Billy Dee Williams sells Beverly Hills home
Actor Billy Dee Williams, known as Lando Calrissian to fans of the early “Star Wars” movies, has left his empire in Beverly Hills, selling his house for $2,790,600.
Built in 1961 and set on more than half an acre in the Trousdale Estates neighborhood, the house is described as a “Zen-like contemporary” in the listing. The 5,295-square-foot home features French doors that open to a deck, swimming pool and spa. There are six bedrooms and six bathrooms including maid’s quarters.
Williams, 74, starred in “Brian’s Song” (1971) and “Lady Sings the Blues” (1972). Since he starred as Han Solo’s buddy in “Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) and “Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi” (1983), Williams has appeared on such TV shows as “General Hospital” (2009), “Diary of a Single Mom” (2009-10) and “White Collar” (2011).
Public records show Williams bought the property in 1984 for $553,000.
Michael Carter of Keller Williams Realty in Beverly Hills was the listing agent. Markus Canter and Cristie St. James of Prudential California Realty in Beverly Hills represented the buyer.