The late actress lived in the landmark building for more than 50 years

By K.C. Baker
Updated November 08, 2014 09:00 AM
Credit: Jack Robinson/Hulton Archive/Getty

Calling all Lauren Bacall fans!

The legendary star’s apartment in the famed Dakota Building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side will hit the market later this month for $26 million, according to real estate website The Real Deal.

Bacall, who died in August, made her film debut in 1944 in To Have and Have Not, where she met her first husband, screen icon Humphrey Bogart, starring with him again in films including Key Largo and The Big Sleep.

The Tony Award-winning actress bought the spacious apartment at 1 W. 72nd St. in 1961 for just $48,000, when she was married to actor Jason Robards. Though they divorced in 1969, she continued to live in the apartment until she died.

Her neighbors at the landmark building included Boris Karloff, Judy Holliday, Roberta Flack and John Lennon, who was fatally shot just outside the entrance in 1980.

Rebecca Edwardson of Warburg Realty will have the exclusive listing, the company confirmed to The Real Deal. It is not yet on the market.

Many of the rooms in the apartment, which boasts seven fireplaces, face the park, a source told The Real Deal.

The apartment was described in a 2011 Vanity Fair article as “cavernous,” with a wood-trimmed parlor and huge windows that “overlook Central Park, 30 feet above the tree line.”

The artwork and furnishings in Bacall’s apartment will be auctioned off later this month and in March by Bonham’s auction house in New York City. The Bacall Collection is worth an estimated $3 million.

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