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Hot Property: Groucho Marx home sells for $5.8 million

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Update: The Beverly Hills home where former owner Groucho Marx left his marks — initials carved into concrete on the driveway and near the pool — has sold for $5.8 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.

The 1927 Spanish-style estate had been maintained by the same family for the last half-century. The two-story residence has about 6,000 square feet of living space on more than an acre of grounds with a swimming pool and mature trees, including some fruit trees that Marx planted. The house, which had come on the market in June at $6,995,000, has eight bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms.

Marx made more than a dozen movies as part of the Marx Brothers. He died in 1977 at age 86.

Sally Forster Jones and Daniel M. Weiser of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills East office were the listing agents and represented the buyer.

lauren.beale@latimes.com

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