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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Aug 29, 2014 8:13 PM CDT
it is/was her money to do as she wanted. She did right, for the dog, her kids etc.
Theo Megalopolis III
Aug 28, 2014 5:45 PM CDT
none of my business...
Aug 28, 2014 3:36 PM CDT
People of the United States of America, It was her money, she could do what she wants with it. Although the U.S. Government under President Obama (who has eaten dog when he lived in Indonesia) probably wants a piece of that action by Taxing it.Maybe her dog should get Welfare and Food Stamps ??