In an indelible award-show moment, best-actor winner Ving Rhames gave his Golden Globe to fellow nominee Jack Lemmon in 1998, saying: "I feel that being an artist is about giving, and I'd like to give this to you." There was nary a dry eye in the house, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. later made a duplicate award for Rhames. (Sorry, Sally. While we may really, really like you, this guy is a class act.)
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Rhames has listed his home in Brentwood for $2,699,000. The two-story Tuscany-style house has five bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms in 4,700 square feet. There is a chef's eat-in kitchen with Viking Professional appliances, granite counters and a direct entrance from the garage. One bedroom is on the ground floor. There are walnut floors, a formal dining room and a fireplace in the master bedroom suite.
Rhames, 49, played the merciless drug dealer Marsellus Wallace in "Pulp Fiction" (1994). His Golden Globe award was for his performance in HBO's "Don King: Only in America." He also played the ace computer hacker Luther Stickell in all three "Mission Impossible" movies and was the deep-voiced Cobra Bubbles in "Lilo & Stitch" (2002). In 2005, he played the lead role in a new "Kojak" series on the USA Network.
The nickname "Ving" -- short for Irving -- was bestowed upon him by actor Stanley Tucci, who was his roommate at Juilliard.
Art and Kristina Korvel of Teles Properties Inc., Beverly Hills, have the listing.
Bull riding or singing tips? Ask
Singer-songwriter Jewel and her cowboy extraordinaire husband, Ty Murray, are hoping to lasso a buyer for their Hollywood Hills home, just listed at $1.75 million.
The home, with blow-you-away views of the city lights below, has two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,781 square feet. The kitchen has a center island, a Viking range and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. There's a private deck off the master suite and a brick patio for entertaining. There is also an office and attached three-car garage. The home, built in 1938, was recently restored.
The couple also own a 2,200-acre ranch in central Texas. They met in 1999; Jewel's father had been an Alaska rodeo champion.
Jewel, 34, has been nominated for Grammys three times and has sold more than 27 million albums worldwide. In June, she released her latest album, "Perfectly Clear."
Murray, 39, a former champion rodeo cowboy, was featured in a Miller Lite commercial series. He is frequently an announcer on televised bull riding events and in 2007 starred in "Ty Murray's Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge," a TV show during which he tried to teach nine celebrities the art of bull riding. This would have been an only-in-L.A.-moment -- except it was in Texas.
Jordan Cohen of ReMax Olson & Associates, Westlake Village, is the listing agent.
Ah, the tunes this estate has heard
The Beverly Hills estate of three-time Oscar-winning songwriter Ray Evans is listed for sale at $9,995,000.
Evans, who with his composing and songwriting partner Jay Livingston penned "Que Sera, Sera," "Silver Bells" and "Buttons and Bows," died at age 92 in February 2007. He lived in this house for more than 50 years.
The midcentury modern house and separate guesthouse with a pool sit on almost 4 acres. The main house has 12-foot ceilings and views to the ocean. There are four bedrooms and five bathrooms. The square footage is 3,500, according to public records.
Susan Smith of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, has the listing.