Malibu beach house once owned by Judy Garland is sold

A Malibu beach house owned by actress Judy Garland when she was married to film and stage director Vincente Minnelli has sold for $1,475,000.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom, Cape Cod-style home of 1,300 square feet is on Las Tunas Beach. There are expansive decks overlooking the ocean, high ceilings and hardwood floors. The living room and master bedroom have wood-burning fireplaces. The property also has a courtyard and direct beach access.

The grant deed shows that Judy Garland Minnelli purchased the then newly built house in November 1947.

The buyers are Mitchell and Stacy Leib. Mitchell Leib is president of music and soundtracks at Disney Studios.


The Oscar-winning Garland, who died at 47 in 1969, is remembered for her role as Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” (1939). She also starred in such musical hits as “Meet Me in St. Louis” (1944) and “Easter Parade” (1948) and received an Academy Award nomination for best actress for her performance in “A Star is Born” (1954).

The Leibs plan to update the house, which was described as a fixer-upper by their agent, Kathleen Smith of Rodeo Realty’s Studio City office. Irene Dazzan-Palmer and Sandro Dazzan of Coldwell Banker, Malibu, were the listing agents.