Lauren Bacall Leaves $10K for Her Dog
Sophie will be well taken care of
By Shelley Hazen, Newser User
Posted Aug 28, 2014 2:00 PM CDT
Lauren Bacall and her dog Sophie arrive for the gala premiere of "The Walker" during the the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007.   (AP Photo/Aaron Harris, CP)

(Newser) – Papillion Sophie has lived a pampered life, but that doesn't have to end now that her famous owner—Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall—has died. According to estate papers filed last week, Bacall left $10,000 to her son Sam Robards for Sophie's care and upkeep, Page Six reports. This bequeath isn't a surprise, considering Bacall called herself a "dog yearner" in a 2008 interview, Us reports. "I didn't have a dog growing up in the city with a working mother. As an only child, I yearned for someone to talk to," she said. She gave Sophie quite a glitzy life attending book signings and film festivals.

Bacall didn't ignore her human family: The New York Daily News reports her $26.6 million estate was mostly split among her three children; her grandkids reportedly got $250,000 each. And two of her employees also received $20,000 and $15,000, respectively. Considering other famous four-legged heirs, Sophie's 10 grand isn't shocking: Leona Helmsley left $12 million to her Maltese and Alexander McQueen left $82,000 to his three dogs. But the oddest may be Dusty Springfield, who gave orders that her cat be serenaded with her own music and "marry" another cat.

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