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Cowardly Lion's lair in Beverly Hills is listed at $25.5 million

Bars and ClubsBankingLifestyle and LeisureDining and DrinkingHarry JamesOzzy OsbourneCher

A Beverly Hills home built for actor Bert Lahr, the Cowardly Lion in "The Wizard of Oz," is back on the market, this time priced at $25.58 million.

Designed by Paul R. Williams in 1941, the gated estate encompasses 1.38 park-like acres. The Connecticut/Hamptons-inspired main house features a media room with wet bar, a wine cellar and a tasting room. There is a 3,000-square-foot secondary house with its own driveway and a third newly built structure containing a two-lane bowling alley, a game room and a bar. There are eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.

Other celebrities who have called the compound home were actress Betty Grable, band leader Harry James and actress Melanie Griffith.

Lahr, who died in 1967 at 72, was an actor and a comedian. He won a Tony for his role in the musical "Foxy" in 1964.

Before its current renovation and expansion, the property sold in 1999 for $2.55 million, according to public records. It was listed in 2011 at $28.5 million.

Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker’s Beverly Hills South office and Marie-France Salaun of Coldwell Banker’s Sunset Boulevard office are the listing agents.

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