LAS VEGAS – Famed comedian Jerry Lewis had resided in Las Vegas for over 30 years before his death in August of 2017 at the age of 91. Recently, local real estate investor Jane Popple announced that his home would be going up for a public auction planned from May 25th through 27th.
Popple had previously purchased the home for $1.2 million from Jerry Lewis’s Widow, Sam, in 2018. Lewis’s daughter, Danielle, had grown up in the residence, and she and her mother had held an auction of much of the late comedian’s personal belongings and movie memorabilia earlier this year. The auction included over 400 items which netted $1,071,766.00 in proceeds.
Located near Interstate 15 and Charleston Boulevard in the affluent Scotch 80s neighborhood, the 7,325 square foot house comes in at two stories and boasts five grand bathrooms. There is a casita – a small house unconnected to the main house used for guests or as a changing room – as well as an office, a large in-ground pool, and an expansive backyard that the property’s listing says is ideal for entertaining guests. In fact, over the years the residence has been host to a variety of parties and get-togethers featuring many well-known celebrities and Las Vegas dignitaries of whom were entertained in the extensive bar located in the house’s family room. The list price is $1.8M.
An enthusiast of the color red, Lewis would often wear a red shirt or sweater while performing; his former Las Vegas home also reflected this color aesthetic, with many of the carpets, appliances, and pieces of furniture crimson in color, giving the accommodations a bright, warm, and inviting sensibility.
The Scotch 80s neighborhood itself is considered well-to-do, with the median price of a single-family home coming in at over $734,000.00. The neighborhood has seen a variety of celebrities and well-known businessman calling it home since the 1950s, including Howard Hughes, Steve Wynn, singer Phyllis McGuire, Carolyn Goodman, and more.
Jerry Lewis entertained millions of fans after appearing in dozens of comedy films and television shows over decades, often with his friend and partner Dean Martin, himself another famous Las Vegas entertainer and comedian. Lewis was also well known for hosting an annual Labor Day Telethon that raised money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, benefiting children who were affectionately known as “Jerry’s Kids.”
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