Lauren Bacall Leaves $10K for Her Dog

Sophie will be well taken care of

By Shelley Hazen,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 28, 2014 2:00 PM CDT

(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.

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.
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)
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.
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/CP,Aaron Harris)
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.
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/CP,Aaron Harris)
Lauren Bacall and her dog Sophie arrive for the gala premiere of her new film, The Walker, during the the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007.
Lauren Bacall and her dog Sophie arrive for the gala premiere of her new film, "The Walker," during the the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007.   (AP Photo/CP,Aaron Harris)
Lauren Bacall and her dog Sophie arrive for the premiere of The Walker during the the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007.
Lauren Bacall and her dog Sophie arrive for the premiere of "The Walker" during the the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007.   (AP PHOTO/CP, Aaron Harris)
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