Written by Degen Pener
The Beverly Hills home owned by iconic actor Kirk Douglas
and his wife, Ann — who passed away within months of each other in 2020 and 2021, each in their 100s — has hit the market. Listed with Rochelle Atlas Maize
of Nourmand & Associates for $7.495 million, the four-bedroom, 4,648-square-foot residence includes a one-of-a-kind feature: a sort of personal Hollywood Walk of Fame in the garden that is made up of stepping stones that were personally autographed by a cavalcade of legendary movie stars.
“Kirk and Ann Douglas loved to entertain. When they would host dinner parties, they would ask their friends to sign their names in concrete stepping stones,” says Atlas Maize of how the pathway came about.
The stones — dubbed the “Stars of Beverly Hills” — will be included in the sale of the one-story traditional-style residence, built in 1921 and located at 805 N. Rexford Drive
in a central spot in the flats of Beverly Hills. The 15,503-square-foot lot also includes a two-story detached guesthouse, pool and spa, and mature trees offering full privacy in the garden. Each of the four bedrooms is en suite and there are five baths.
In total, there are 22 stones and they include autographs by the following: Milton Berle, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan, Lucille Ball, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Fisher, Jack Nicholson, Jane Fonda, Warren Beatty, Charlton Heston, Natalie Wood, Barbra Streisand, Polly Bergen, Henry Fonda, Angie Dickinson, Tony Curtis, Robert Taylor, Janet Leigh, Ricardo Montalban, Barbara Rush, Edward G. Robinson, Roger Moore, Rosalind Russell, Robert Stack, James Mason, Cyd Charisse, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Hugh O’Brian, Jack Lemmon, Joanna and Sidney Poitier, Elizabeth Montgomery, Burt Lancaster and Edie Adams. There are also autographs by Kirk’s sons, Michael Douglas, Eric Douglas, Joel Douglas and Peter Douglas.
Kirk Douglas, the star of Spartacus
who was nominated for three Oscars in his career (for Lust for Life
, The Bad and the Beautiful
), died in 2020
at age 103. His wife Ann, to whom he was married for more than 60 years, died in April of this year
at age 102.