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Celeb R.E.: The Jolson Estate in Encino Owned by Leeza Gibbons Is Close to Selling

[Update November 30, 2015]: This property was purchased by Tina Drew, the mother of Jessica Simpson, on June 25, 2015 for $5,770,000. 

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Back on March 23, 2015, the always hilarious, Your Mama, at the Variety Realestalker, revealed that American talk show host best known for hosting Entertainment Tonight has listed her celebrity filled Encino estate for $5,995,000 on March 19, 2015 which went into a pending status on June 8, 2015.

The home was owned by a who's who of Hollywood stars including:
  1. Al Jolson and Ruby Keeler lived here I believe sometime in the 30's and maybe 40's. Jolson was known as "The World's Greatest Entertainer" during his prime. Keeler was a tap dancer and successful actress. 
  2. Don Ameche owned this property in the 1960's. For me, I best remember him in the movies Trading PlacesComing to America, and Cocoon
  3. Steven Seagal supposedly lived here in the 90's but not sure on this one. Seagal is known for various action films and his latest reality show, Steven Seagal: Lawman.
  4. Kirstie Alley and Parker Stevenson lived here sometime in the 90's. Kirsite is known for television hit show, Cheers, and the movie series, Look Who's Talking. Lately she shows off her fat on Kirstie Alley's Big Life. 
  5. Katey Sagal and Jack White purchased from Kirstie Alley and Parker Stevenson in 1997. Sagal is known for "Peggy" on Married with Children
  6. Charlie Sheen purchased from Sagal in June 2004 for $4,200,000 with Denise Richards living at the residence. Sheen is known for being "Sheen", words cant describe him. I personally remember him as Bud Fox on Wall Street. 
  7. Michael and Patricia Jacobs purchased from Sheen in March 2006 for $6,620,000 which are the current owners. Michael Jacobs is a Broadway, Film, and Television producer.

The home measures 7 Beds/8 Baths on 8,522 sqft on a total lot size of 2.17 acres built in 1935. This property has had a lot of turnover as evidenced above and was first listed by Gibbons back on September 27, 2012 for $6.5 million discussed on the blog. The original sale to Gibbons which was not known at the time was also discussed on this blog. The current listing description can be found below:
The Al Jolson Estate. Exceptional property situated on over 2 acres of flat park-like grounds complete with apx. 8,500 sq. ft. main house, detached full guesthouse, resort-style pool, & various patios & amazing outdoor areas allowing great space for grand entertaining. Private, walled & gated, a long driveway leads through impeccable landscaping & beautifully manicured lawns to the spacious motorcourt. Originally built in 1935, this home has been fabulously restored & offers a wonderful combination of Old Hollywood charm & modern luxuries. Formal entry to large living room with fireplace, family room with bar, formal dining room, gorgeous lanai, & fantastic gourmet kitchen with adjoining butler's pantry & breakfast area. The entire second floor houses the opulent master suite, which features a sitting room, dual over-sized custom closets, & dual spa-like baths. Additional features include an office, screening room with bar, gym, & wine cellar. Truly a spectacular property.
Gibbons purchased this property from Broadway, Film, and TV producer Michael Jacobs for $5.2 million who sold at more than $1 million loss. With the current asking price, Gibbons stands to earn $795K not including expenses.

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