Merv Griffin's estate for sale for $9.5M

The Associated Press, Friday, June 15, 2012, 8:45am (PDT)
  • PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- The California desert home of the late media mogul Merv Griffin has been put up for sale for $9.5 million.

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    The Desert Sun reported Friday that the 39-acre property in La Quinta features a 5,000-square-foot home, an equestrian compound with a racetrack and a lagoon.

    The Moroccan-style estate was put up for sale this week and is the latest celebrity home in the Palm Springs area to hit the market.

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    Gerald and Betty Ford's home in Rancho Mirage sold for nearly $1.7 million in March.

    Griffin hosted his own talk show and helped create and produce "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune." He died from prostate cancer in 2007.

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