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Sweet Merciful! Elaine Young Dead at 71

Sad news to report. Elaine Young, the original "Realtor to the Stars," whom we posted about months ago, has succumbed to cancer at age 71. The AP reports:

Glamorous and ebullient, she lived a life that rivaled those of her star clients, who included Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, Warren Beatty, Burt Reynolds, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand and Stevie Wonder, among others. She married six times, once to a famous film star, Gig Young, who was the father of her daughter. She appeared on television, was profiled in major publications, and drove a Rolls-Royce convertible with the license plate "Elaine 7."
She listed her first million-dollar home in the 1970s and recalled showing it to a potential buyer who pointed out that it had only one bathroom.

"I got up all my courage and I said, 'Well, what do you expect for a million dollars?' " Young recalled.

That story and many others became the basis for her book, "A Million Dollars Down," an often humorous memoir of her adventures with the rich and famous.

To get an in depth background on Elaine visit her web site where her slogan is displayed proudly,"If you want to live in heaven... buy a home or condo from Elaine Young." We have a feeling, people in heaven are buying homes from her right now.
UPDATE: The WOW report sent us some video of an interview they did with Elaine. Are you beautiful enough to watch it? Do you look like a movie star? Well, whatever... go here.
· Celebrity real estate agent Elaine Young, 71 [The Hollywood Reporter]
· Elaine Young: Realtor to the Stars [Curbed LA]