Lauren Bacall Leaves $10K for Dog's Care

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Hollywood actress Lauren Bacall, who died Aug. 12 at age 89, left a small chunk of her $26.6 million estate to her dog's care, according to Fox News.


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Bacall's will stipulates that $10,000 be entrusted to her youngest son, Sam Robards, 53, to continue caring for the dog, a Papillon named Sophie.

Most of Bacall's fortune will be divided between her children and stepchildren.

According to neighbors and those close to her, Bacall's devotion to Sophie was absolute. "Betty never went anywhere without that dog," said Jacqui Kaese, an acting coach who was present on the set of one of Bacall's last films. "That dog was royalty."

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betty (lauen) .. had a king charles spaniel for years growing up.. it was part of their family from the bronx/ bklyn/ nyc and ca. went everywhere with them .. this is from her book MYSELF.. she was a love of animals and would see her in central park here ... yes she took care of them was a must..I read nothing about her stepchildren which is sam's brother and sister .. not the children after their divorce, cause by his alcoholism and running around. Lauren was one very classy lady and did it her way .Bettie davis was her idol and they finally met after a broadway show.

August 26 2014 at 1:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

So what??? Both left-wingers and conservatives can love our pets.

August 26 2014 at 4:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Here's looking at you, Sophie.

August 26 2014 at 3:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Good for her, 10K is hardly a fortune, enough to keep the dog very happy, seems like the will was done in such a way everyone benefited.

August 26 2014 at 2:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I've left double that to my dog. It takes a lot of money for food, vet care and if the dog gets a major disease. Bravo for Lauren Bacall!

August 26 2014 at 1:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Marcia Tracy

Don't source Fox News Ever. EVER. According the multiple other (and more reliable) sources, she left 10K to Sophie's care, $500K to her young grandsons (specified use: for college, her 4 other grandkids are adults ranging in age from 24-44, and presumably she paid for theirs as well while she was living), 35K to staff, and the rest to her THREE children-there was nothing about stepchildren in the will whatsoever.
Her son Sam was likely entrusted in Sophie's care as he resides in New York, while her older two children reside in California and Florida and have dogs of their own. Plus, with two teenage sons (three boys-24, 15, 13),she'll likely be kept active compared to living with Bacall's daughter or elder son.

August 26 2014 at 1:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I wish she had left me something,I would have used the money possitivly.

August 26 2014 at 1:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I wish she would have left me a little somrthing, I would have done something positive with it.

August 26 2014 at 1:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sounds like a very normal woman to me , left an extra 10k with a son show she probably thought was the best choice for her pup. Not like some wackos who leave an estate to an animal that can't leave a will.

August 26 2014 at 12:40 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Memorium Team-llc

Ms. Bacall was such a lovely woman. Possibly one of the most beautiful and talented women in her generation. It's sad to hear of her passing. May she rest in peace. Made a tribute memorial for her in The Memorium. RIP

August 26 2014 at 12:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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