Legendary ‘Pool Prince’ of Beverly Hills Hotel at 86 Years Old Is Now Homeless

It’s a story of riches to rags for the former Beverly Hills Hotel pool manager who is now struggling to get by after decades surrounded by the rich and famous. Svend Petersen, the man once dubbed “The Poolside Prince,” is now homeless after losing his money in bad real estate deals, and recently took to YouTube to make a sobering plea for help. For years, Petersen, 86, presided over the pool at the posh hotel, which served as the hangout for some of the most glamorous stars in show business.

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