Danny Thomas was an American nightclub comedian and television and film actor and producer and had a career spanning five decades. Thomas is best known for his starring role in the television sitcom Make Room for Daddy, also known as The Danny Thomas Show, which enjoyed a successful 13-year run from 1953 to 1965. If that wasn’t enough, Danny Thomas was also the founder of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital which continues to treat children around the world and finding cures for childhood illnesses.
Sadly, he died in 1991 of heart failure at the age of 79. Marlo Thomas, his daughter, continues to be featured in St. Jude’s annual fundraiser and serves as its National Outreach Director.
Though Danny Thomas put a lot of his money into St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, that doesn’t mean he didn’t set aside some money for his own use. In 1970, he had a lavish 18,000 square foot estate in Beverly Hills. Located on a 2.5. acres promontory that allows for a 360-degree view that extends from Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean and beyond that is currently listed for $135 million. With a price tag like that, this may be the most expensive pieces of property currently being sold in the United States.
This beautiful Moorish-style home has an entryway that is incredibly grand with Italian marble, a gold-leaf ceiling, and a Baccarat crystal chandelier worth $2.5 million. Just walking in this home is a breath-taking experience that you just can’t find anywhere else.
This home could entertain nearly a hundred or more people with several great rooms including ballroom, media room, pool with a waterfall spa perched on top of the hillside, and motor court for up to 20 cars. That aside, there is also seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and a lovely chef’s kitchen. As you would expect, this home includes quarters for live-in staff.
Last sold in 2000 for $15 million, the current owner has spent millions on a complete restoration.