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The Schwarzenegger spread gets bigger

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, have purchased the home of their next-door neighbor, actor Daniel J. Travanti, to add to their growing compound in the Los Angeles community of Pacific Palisades.

Two years ago, Schwarzenegger bought the home of his other next-door neighbor, actor John Forsythe, and that home is said to be used now for offices and a guest suite.

The Schwarzeneggers bought Travanti's four-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot home for slightly more than $2-million. Built in 1981, the home is next to the Schwarzeneggers' 6,500-square-foot main house, built in 1982.

In 1993 Schwarzenegger bought Forsythe's home for about $3-million. Built in 1980, that home is 6,000 square feet and has a tennis court.

Schwarzenegger, 47, co-starred with Jamie Lee Curtis in True Lies and with Danny DeVito and Emma Thompson in Junior. His roles in The Terminator (1984), Total Recall (1990) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) led to his reportedly being paid $15-million to star in The Last Action Hero (1993).

Shriver, 39, married the former Austrian bodybuilder in 1986, and the couple has three children. A Kennedy family member, she is a TV journalist who appears on Dateline NBC.

Besides film acting, producing and directing, Schwarzenegger has been building a thriving business and real estate empire since he moved to the United States in 1968. He owns considerable commercial real estate as well as the restaurant Schatzi on Main, and he is a partner with Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone in the Planet Hollywood restaurant chain.