The character actress from the 1950s to the late '90s, lived for years in this Hollywood Hills home now on the market at just under $1.4 million. The renovated, two-story house has three bedrooms in 2,000 square feet. There is a formal dining room, a gourmet kitchen, balconies off two bedrooms, hardwood floors and hillside views. Backes' most recent role was in 1997 as Harriet Jenkins on "Columbo: A Trace of Murder". She also appeared in "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "Barnaby Jones". After she retired from acting in the late 1990s, Backes was busy with charitable entertainment work. Backes died in March at age 83 in her sister's home in Virginia.
By tlp333 @ 2007-12-09 02:08:55