In 1927, Sherman subdivided the property and sold the land for $780 an acre. Over the years, many celebrities have lived in Sherman Oaks, including Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Lou Costello, Marsha Hunt, Burt Kennedy and Hector Elizondo.A lot of celebrities can most often be seen in Sherman Oaks whether it is at the gas station ,the cleaners or at the local Starbucks.Harry Hamlin of LaLaw fame and Linda Gray own a clothing store here and are residents of this gorgeous neighborhood.Besides countless other celebrities live here.
Sherman Oaks is home to Fire Station #88, the first Urban Search & Rescue Task Force to respond following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York? Marilyn Monroe’s first home as 16-year-old newlywed was on Vista del Monte in Sherman Oaks? The famous musician Liberace lived on Valley Vista Boulevard in Sherman Oaks and had a piano-shaped pool complete with black keys? The term “Valley Girls” was popularized by musician Frank Zappa and his daughter, Moon Unit, and was inspired by Moon’s dinner table mocking of schoolmates’ syntax and incessant shopping at the Sherman Oaks Galleria.