Gloria Rhoads Berlin


Gloria Rhoads Berlin began her life in Hollywood as an actress, but then transitioned into publicity and journalism, writing for magazines such as Hollywood Times, Hollywood Night Life, and Hollywood Entertainer Weekly. By the 1970s, Gloria had moved on to real estate, and she and her late husband Morton W. Berlin formed the Merlin Land Investment Corp. Gloria's primary focus in real estate became listing and selling luxury residential homes, paving the way for her to become the broker on the sale of the century, Michael Jackson's purchase of the ranch that came to be known as Neverland.

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Did you and your son really know Michael Jackson this well and for so many decades of his life?
Yes we sure did! He loved people that were closest to him in his life time and were there when he needed us to be there for him. We are his real long time good trusted friends he always kept in touch or we did if we some how lost touch over time. Its all in our book and well known that Michael trusted his next store neighbors of the city of Encino where he lived the longest more then almost any one :)
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Gloria Wins Best Irwin Award for "Michael Jackson In Search of Neveland"
Gloria Rhoads Berlin, The author of Michael Jackson In Search of Neverland, gets the IRWIN Award for Best Celebrity Book Campaign from Book Publicists of Soluthern California. Gloria Berlin knew Michael Jackson from the time he moved to Los Angeles as a young kid and she ended up finding him the Neverland Ranch when he bought it originally. For sale at


Michael Jackson: In Search of Neverland
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 17,000. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
In Michael Jackson: In Search of Neverland, Gloria Rhoads Berlin gives her intimate account of how she helped Michael Jackson find his own slice of heaven: the ranch that would come to be known as Neverland. In this never-before-told story, Ms. Berlin details the private journeys she took with Michael to fulfill one of his life-long dreams and fantasies.

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