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Actor Taylor Negron Remembers Catherine Davis, Murdered Los Feliz Realtor

Negron came to Los Angeles as a young actor and stayed in Davis's 1927 Los Feliz home known as the "Writers' Villa."

So many nearby--and around the world--are trying to make sense of the death of

As her close friend Silver Lake resident Maryann Kuk told us in an email, "A more wonderful, thoughtful, generous and caring human being never walked the earth.   We, who knew her, are devastated." 

at her Lowry Road home, called the Writers' Villa.

It was a home away from home for stars including Val Kilmer, Parker Posey and Paula Poundstone.

See photos here.

Actors' actor Taylor Negron also stayed there while a young man.

His rembrance of Davis and her home is touching and includes this recollection:

Over time, I stayed in every room in the house and became a part of that household, made up of equally eccentric types that came to Lowey Road to stay while in artistic transit or retreat. Cathy was always catering meals for us from local restaurants and long after I moved out, I would attend these long dinners on her flagstone terrace where you would meet Dutch movie stars or violin soloists from Japan. Actors and writers put their best face forward as Cathy demonstrated to them that their dreams were not far from reach.

Davis, 81, kept dreaming too. She was working on a biography of William Randolph Heart's mother Phoebe when she died.

 Click through to read Negron's full piece.

And tell us: what do you remember about Catherine Davis?

Johnny Angel Wendell September 30, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Our band, the "Imminent Disaster Blues Band" was formed out of parties at that house, in the 90's. Damn.

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