A traditional Hollywood regency-inspired film once owned by the late Groucho Marx of the fraternal comedy team Marx Brothers has sold in Hollywood Hills West for $ 3.679 million.

The cigar-biting comic actor bought the house in 1946, the same year he starred in “A Night in Casablanca”. He sold the property a few years later.

Built in 1935, the two-story estate contains elegant living spaces that have been modernized but have an Old Hollywood vibe.

Entered through a two-story lobby with a herringbone wood floor, the 3,700 square foot living space includes a formal living room with ornate crown moldings and a fireplace, a formal dining room, a kitchen with a center island with glass windows. leaded glass, four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The master suite has a writer’s corner and a balcony.

French doors lead outside to a leafy courtyard with a brick patio, pool and spa. There is also a changing room with a steam shower and sauna.

Marx, who died in 1977 at age 86, starred in 13 films with the Marx Brothers. His early work on vaudeville continued in his exaggerated features (think bushy eyebrows and black mustache) and amplified gestures in dozens of films including “Duck Soup” (1933), “A Night at the Opera” ( 1935) and “A Day at the Courses” (1937). He hosted the radio and television show “You Bet Your Life” from the late 1940s through the 1950s.

Jason Woodruff of Keller Williams Hollywood Hills was the listing agent. Bjorn Farrugia of Hilton & Hyland represented the buyer.

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