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Michelene Lerner estate in Hollywood Hills West hits market

Michelene Lerner estate in Hollywood Hills West hits market
The Hollywood Hills West estate was home to Micheline Muselli Lerner, the third wife of lyricist Jay Alan Lerner. (Nick Springett)

The estate of Micheline Muselli Lerner, the third wife of lyricist and playwright Alan Jay Lerner, is on the market in Hollywood Hills West at $8.9 million.

The French-style house, designed by noted architect  John Elgin Woolf and built in 1939, sits behind gates and hedges on a 1.4-acre promontory with city and ocean views. Features include a center hall, four fireplaces, an office, maid's quarters, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 3,776 square feet of living space.

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Muselli Lerner became an attorney at 20 in France and during World War II  worked with the Resistance as a criminal defense lawyer under the German occupation. She and Lerner met after she came to New York in 1957 on business.

Three-time Academy Award winner Lerner is remembered for his work on such musicals as "My Fair Lady," "Camelot" and "Brigadoon."

Angela Roessel of Keller Williams' Los Feliz office is the listing agent.

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