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Home where Marilyn Monroe died sold for $4M

Home where Marilyn Monroe died sold for $4M
A clip from a home movie in which the late U.S. actress Marilyn Monroe is seen smoking what a friend says was a marijuana joint in an undated video frame-grab. The home movie will be featured in a documentary on Monroe's death by director Keyra Morgan, who purchased the never before seen footage for $275,000. Monroe's death on August 5, 1962, was ruled a suicide by drug overdose. UPI/Courtesy of Keya Gallery. | License Photo

BRENTWOOD, Calif., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The Brentwood, Calif., home where American cinematic sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died has been sold for nearly $4 million.

The "sprawling and authentic" 1929 hacienda with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a swimming pool sold for $255,000 above its asking price of $3,595,000, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.

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The one-story, 2,624-square-foot home sits on more than half an acre of land and boasts thick walls, citrus trees and beamed ceilings, the newspaper said.

Monroe purchased the property shortly before her death for $75,000.

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