Which celebrity made an usually fast sale for the above $10-million market? What should Mischa Barton be asking for rent? Guest Drew de la Houssaye of the Brokerage Real Estate Group in Beverly Hills weighs in. (Photos courtesy of Realtor.com)

Sikes, 59, has appeared on "The Young and the Restless" (2008) and "JAG" (2000-01), among other shows and films, and had a starring role on "St. Elsewhere" (1982-85).

The house, which epitomizes 1930s Hollywood, was built by gangster Bugsy Siegel, but he never lived there. Cosmetics mogul Max Factor was among later owners.

Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency was the listing agent. Susan Smith of Hilton & Hyland represented the buyer, who has listed the property for lease at $99,000 a month. Smith and Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland have the lease listing.

Composer's onetime house for sale

A former home of composer Marvin Hamlisch is on the market in Hollywood Hills West for $1.749 million or for lease at $8,000 a month.

Built in 1963, the Midcentury Modern-style house features an updated kitchen, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,555 square feet of living space. Flagstone paving surrounds the swimming pool.

Hamlisch, who died last year at 68, won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony for the 1975 Broadway hit "A Chorus Line" and Academy Awards for "The Way We Were" and "The Sting." He sold the house in 2007 for $1.2 million to the current owner.

Mica Rabineau and Josh Goldstein of Nourmand & Associates are the listing agents.

Exclusive: We scoop TMZ

You won't read this at TMZ, but mastermind Harvey Levin has listed his ultra-private retreat in Hollywood Hills West for $5.3 million.

The nearly 3,000-square-foot Spanish-style home has some appropriate features for the founder of a celebrity news website: gates and hedges that ensure no one is "looking in" from above, according to the Multiple Listing Service post.

Amenities include a two-story step-down living room, an office, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a partially finished basement. A swimming pool and spa, lawn and flagstone patio area are outdoors.

Rich in architectural detail, the turnkey house has been listed for lease for as much as $20,000 a month during Levin's ownership. Public records show he bought the house in 1998 for $950,000.

Jeff Yarbrough of Keller Williams' Beverly Hills office is the listing agent.

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