Rita Gam’s elegant Alywn Court apartment has sold

Alwyn Court building and Rita Gam (photo credit: NBC via Wikipedia)

The former home of Rita Gam, the glamorous movie star who died in March, in the iconic Alwyn Court building, has sold for  $1.1 million, according to city records.


Gam was nominated for a Golden Globe for her part in the 1953 film, “The Thief” and she won best actress at the 1962 Berlin Film Festival for her role in Tad Danielewski’s film adaptation of Jean Paul Satre’s “No Exit.”

However, she is perhaps best known for her friendship with the movie star Grace Kelly; the two were roommates and Gam even served as a bridesmaid at Kelly’s wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco.


Gam was also married for a time to the director Sidney Lumet, who directed “12 Angry Men” and “Dog Day Afternoon.” She is survived by two children.

Her apartment, which she bought in 1979 according to the Post, is a one-bedroom, one bathroom co-op in the Alwyn with herringbone floors and 10’6″ ceilings. And befitting a film star, Petrossian caviar is located in the basement of the building.



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    It’s a super cool building in an A+ location (for some not me) and that means that $1.1mm gets you crap.