Leslie Bogart fully Leslie Howard Bogart is a former model and nurse turned yoga instructor who is better known as the only daughter of the late actor couple, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart.
Humphrey and Bacall had their daughter, Leslie in the early 50s; unlike her parents, she never tried to be in the line of acting; Leslie instead chose to do more of a normal profession. For starters, she pursued nursing but later became a certified 500-hour Viniyoga Teacher. Her specialties in this calling include dealing with ailments like Cardiac, Chronic Disease, Senior, Joint replacements, and Issues of aging.
The daughter of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Leslie Bogart has been teaching Yoga since the early 2000s. Pursue in surplus about her early life, her life as a celebrity child, what she does for a living, and others in the recountings ahead.
Leslie Bogart, A Californian-Born Was Named After Her Father’s Friend
Leslie Bogart was born on August 23, 1952, in Los Angeles, California. The LA native received her name after Leslie Howard, the Gone With The Wind actor and one-time close friend of her father, Humphrey Bogart.
From her father’s side, Leslie Bogart is of descent including English, Dutch, more distant German and French, remote Belgian [Walloon], Welsh, and Norwegian.
On the other hand, from her mother’s side, Leslie’s ethnicities include Askenaji Jewish, Romanian through Ellis Island, and Valozhyn, a predominantly Jewish community in present-day Belarus.
Leslie’s older brother, Stephen Humphrey Bogart was born on January 6, 1949, during that time his father, Humphrey was busy filming Tokyo Joe.
Stephen got his name from Steve, Humphrey Bogart’s character’s nickname in To Have and Have Not. He is an author and biographer.
He has also hosted a television special about his father on Turner Classic Movies. Through her mother’s marriage to her ex-husband, Jason Robards Jr., Leslie is also the half-sister of Sam Robards.
Leslie studied at New York’s Lycée Français, which appears to be still running. As for higher education, she attended The Art Institute of Boston from 1971 to 1972.
As A Child, Leslie Bogart Followed Episcopalian Faith
Owing to her father, Leslie and her brother grew up following the Episcopalian faith.
While Bacall was a nonpracticing Jew, she raised Leslie and Stephen as Episcopalians since she thought it would make their lives easier post the Second World War.
Leslie Parents, Lauren Bacall, And Humphrey Bogart’s Relationship
Leslie’s Hollywood parents, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart married each other in 1945. Her actress mother, Bacall was 20 and the High Sierra actor was 45.
They decided to have a wedding on the farm of writer Louis Bromfield, author of “The Monsoon”, Pulitzer Prize. The celebration took place in Lucas, Ohio.
Leslie’s father apparently chose the place for his and Bacall’s wedding because he didn’t like being the center of everyone’s attention. The late Democrat also loved nature and didn’t want to be within the circle of the upper crust of Hollywood, with cameras everywhere.
When together Humphrey and Bacall were often known as THE Royal Couple of Hollywood. Sharing memories of her mother, Leslie once said Bacall’s love towards her father was immense, as it was the only thing she could talk about.
Bacall reportedly always described Humphrey Bogart, as very sentimental and romantic. During their 12-year marriage, the actor-couple welcomed two children, Stephen Humphrey Bogart and Leslie Howard Bogart. Their marriage lasted until Humphrey’s death from cancer in 1957.
Leslie’s Mother After Her Father’s Death Married Another Actor
After Humphrey’s death, Leslie’s mother, Bacall started a relationship with the late My Way singer Frank Sinatra. Sinatra proposed to her but ended the relationship once the proposal story got out through the press.
Stephen and Leslie’s mother then married actor Jason Robards Jr. from 1961 to 1969. In her autobiography, the Big Sleep actress, Lauren Bacall said the marriage ended because of Robards Jr.’s alcoholism. When married to Robards Jr., Bacall became a mother to a son, named, Sam Robards.
Leslie Bogart Claimed Her Late Mother As A Grounded Woman
Whilst talking about her late mother, Bacall in March 2015, Leslie said when the Dark Passage actress was not getting ready to go out, she would talk to her about the clothes and jewelry she was wearing. Bacall would often receive jewelry from her late husband, Humphrey.
Leslie claims her late mother never lost her working-class roots, even though she was able to afford gorgeous, expensive things. Bogart says despite enjoying great success, riches, and fame as an actress, her mother remained humble and a true romantic at heart. She apparently also loved knowing the artists who made the pieces she wore.
Leslie Is A Nurse Turned Yoga Teacher
Like her brother, Stephen, Leslie never desired to follow in her parents’ acting careers. She instead grew up to become both a nurse and a yoga teacher.
Prior to Yoga, she worked as a registered nurse from the 1970s into the early 1980s. As a Registered Nurse, she worked with people with physical and emotional ailments.
She moved to California in the 80s and began to focus on learning and teaching Hatha yoga. Leslie started practicing yoga in 1982 and received her first certification to teach yoga in 1985.
In addition to working for a physical therapist, Bogart continued her studies with different yoga teachers, soon immersing herself in Yoga as therapy. For her Yoga skills, the Oscar winner’s daughter also studied with Gary Kaftsow in 1987 and still values, respects, and appreciates his teaching and work today.
Under Kaftsow, Leslie focused on the teachings of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar. She also learned his Yoga Therapists’ Training Course.
Over the years Leslie has developed a specialization in that work, especially in teaching yoga therapeutically in a group environment as well as privately. As mentioned she also has a certification to teach in the Viniyoga tradition.
Today, the 70 years old works as a yoga instructor in California. Ms. Bogart started her yoga teaching career in 2004.
Leslie Bogart’s Husband Is Also A Yoga Instructor
Humphrey and Bacall’s only daughter, Leslie has been married to fellow Yoga instructor, Erich Shiffmann since 1990.
While her brother, Stephen is the father to three children, Richard, James, and Brooke, it is unclear if Leslie and Shiffmann have kids of their own. Leslie’s partner, Erich Schiffman is a kind of yoga superstar.
Bogart’s husband has been teaching yoga for more than thirty-five years. Schiffmann is an accomplished Yoga Master widely known for producing numerous yoga instructional videos.
One of which is his award-winning video, Yoga Mind & Body, featuring actress Ali MacGraw. He is also the author of a best-selling book, Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness.
Yoga Society president Leighanne Buchanan called Leslie’s spouse, Schiffmann one of the “innovators” in Yoga Journal’s fall 2000 issue. Bogart’s husband, Shiffmann grew up on the beaches of Southern California.
He came to the practices of yoga through the teachings of Krishnamurti and Yogananda. At 19, Bogart’s spouse went to England to be with Jiddu Krishnamurti Krishnamurti at Brockwood Park after sending him a handwritten letter.
From there, Shiffmann traveled to India to begin studying with B.K.S. Iyengar and T.K.V. In India, Erich deepened his practice of yoga with Desikachar and BKS Iyengar in India.
He also trained in Europe under the guidance of Dona Hollerman, Mary Stewart, Vanda Scarvelli, and Joel Kramer. Leslie’s husband after teaching in England for about five years returned to California and now resides in Santa Monica, California with his wife and their dog Bella.
He reportedly teaches regular classes at Exhale and leads workshops and teacher training throughout the United States and internationally.
What Is Leslie Bogart’s Net worth?
While there lacks a definitive denomination to Leslie Bogart’s net worth, she is very much presumed to be a millionaire. She understandably became a seven-figure woman thanks to the inheritance from her millionaire parents.
As such, Bacall in her will stated all her three children, Leslie, Stephen, and Sam receive an equal portion of her $26.6 million estates.
Additionally, Leslie and her brothers also have the rights to their father and mother’s intellectual property. Part of that rights includes entering into partnerships and licensing agreements like their partnership with AT&T and DirecTV.
Leslie Bogart Other Facts
- Leslie is also the childhood friend of Lorna Luft, the Grease 2 actress, and the daughter of Judy Garland and Sidney Luft.
- At age 15, Leslie Bogart aspired to follow in her mother’s footsteps and started a modeling career.
- In fact, she also appeared on a four-page spread in a 1968 issue of Vogue magazine.
- Leslie’s father, Humphrey Bogart had a net worth of over $5million; in today’s money about $50million.