Author Topic: Lauren Bacall leaves $26.6M estate to her family ... but $10,000 was set aside for her dog Sophie and $15,000 for her loyal maid  (Read 367 times)

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2732403/Lauren-Bacall-leaves-26-6M-estate-family-10-000-set-aside-dog-Sophie-15-000-loyal-maid.html

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Money will be split evenly between children Stephen Bogart, 65, Leslie Bogart, 58, and Sam Robards, 53
$10,000 was left to Sam to care for dog Sophie
Art collection will be auctioned off this fall
Bacall lived in the same New York apartment since 1961 which is now worth about $9 million
She died of a stroke on August 12 aged 89


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$15,000 for the maid?  That isn't even a good severance, much less an 'inheritance'...


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$15,000 for the maid?  That isn't even a good severance, much less an 'inheritance'...

I thought that was fairly low myself, given 14 years of loyal service.  But then maybe she was well paid to begin with.
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I have no doubt that the maid was very well compensated.  I admit that it's low, but perhaps it was intended only as a sop so that nobody could say the dog was more important than the maid.

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I have no doubt that the maid was very well compensated.  I admit that it's low, but perhaps it was intended only as a sop so that nobody could say the dog was more important than the maid.

Geesh...never thought of that.

Sure hope the maid is Caucasian and not Negro.   :whistle:   Otherwise, they'll make a big deal out of this.
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$15,000 for the maid?  That isn't even a good severance, much less an 'inheritance'...

Speculating that the maid probably works for 'the estate of....' and potentially is still employed by the estate in some fashion. A severance would be paid separate from any gift that was left her in the will. $15K is small enough it is probably considered a non-taxable gift, even in New York.
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I thought that was fairly low myself, given 14 years of loyal service.  But then maybe she was well paid to begin with.

If you think enough of them to leave them something, then leave them something.

You certainly won't be using it...


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