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Longtime Encino home of entertainers Jayne Meadows and Steve Allen is for sale

Longtime Encino home of entertainers Jayne Meadows and Steve Allen is for sale
The longtime home of late entertainer Jayne Meadows, pictured, and her husband, former "Tonight Show" host Steve Allen, is on the market in Encino. (Rob Silverman)

The longtime home of the late entertainer Jayne Meadows has come on the market in Encino at $4,488,888.

The unusual asking price is a nod to Meadows' upbringing by her missionary parents in China, where eight is considered a lucky number.

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Meadows -- along with her husband, Steve Allen, the early talk show innovator who died in 2000 at 78 -- entertained scores of Hollywood notables during her 57 years on the estate.

The ranch-style house, built in 1951, has a formal entry, living and dining rooms, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 7,542 square feet of living space. The family room features a stone fireplace, walls of windows, a wet bar and built-in shelving. A staircase leads to an office/media room, storage rooms and one of the bathrooms.

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The current library could be reinvented as a wine cellar.

The more than an acre of hilltop grounds is heavily wooded with a swimming pool, a barbecue and statuary.

There's motor court parking for a dozen vehicles and a four-car garage.

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Meadows, who died this year at 95, was the stage, film and TV actress with the winsome smile who became a household staple on such early game shows as "I've Got a Secret" and "What's My Line?"

Allen, "The Tonight Show's" first host, was on numerous talk, variety and game shows. The Grammy winner was also a pianist and composer.

Lynne Weiss of Coldwell Banker is the listing agent.

Twitter: @LATHotProperty

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