It was actor Roddy McDowall who helped Davis find her place in Colonial House in the late '70s, according to the Roy Moseley biography "Bette Davis." Moseley wrote that Davis found the 12-foot ceilings "dauntingly high" but that the unit "overlooked La Ronda apartment house, where she and her mother first stayed when they arrived from New York with no money, no prospects, and plenty of dreams. Bette enjoyed the irony."

She won Academy Awards for "Dangerous" (1935) and "Jezebel" (1938). Later memorable work included "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" (1962) and "Hush . . . Hush, Sweet Charlotte" (1964).

Davis received the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1977. She died in 1989 at age 81.

The listing agent is Rory Barish of Keller Williams Realty, Beverly Hills.

Ravens defensive end takes a loss

Baltimore Ravens defensive end Trevor Pryce and his wife, Sonya, recently sold their Calabasas home for $2.1 million.

The two-story Colonial, built in 2002, has five bedrooms and six bathrooms in 5,883 square feet.

It sits on slightly more than half an acre off a cul-de-sac in the gated community of the Oaks.

There is a formal entry with a cathedral ceiling, fireplaces in the living and family rooms, an office with built-in shelves, and a four-car garage.

The large backyard lawn is flanked by a sports court and an outdoor kitchen. A waterfall fountain runs down the side of a hill into the swimming pool.

The couple purchased the property in April 2008 for $2.2 million, public records show.

Pryce, 34, played for the Denver Broncos before signing with the Ravens in 2006.

He owns Outlook Music, an independent label, and has written several screenplays.

The listing agent was Gary Gonzales of Realty Executives OC Coastal's Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto de Caza office. Valerie Punwar and Catherine Fields of Prudential California Realty, Calabasas, represented the buyer.

A star in Korea finds a Los Angeles base

Actress Leslie Kim, a TV and film star in South Korea, has purchased a West Hollywood condo for $1,485,000 to serve as a home base for her U.S. movie work.

The loft-style unit has two bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 2,025 square feet. There are 15-foot ceilings, polished concrete floors and floor-to-ceiling windows in the low-rise building. A private elevator leads to a roof deck with 360-degree views of the Hollywood Hills, downtown L.A. and greenbelt areas.

Kim, who was born in the United States and moved to South Korea to pursue her acting career, bought the condominium as a second home.

The 26-year-old actress has appeared in South Korea in the 2007 movie "Miss Gold Digger" and on such TV shows as "Fantastic Couple" (2006) and "Typhoon That Summer" (2005).

Lydia Simon of Coldwell Banker, Malibu, had the listing on the property, and Toni Nan Xiong of Keller Williams, Beverly Hills, represented Kim.

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