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Zsa Zsa Gabor has died aged 99

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has passed away after a long illness, she was 99 years old.

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Long before reality TV, Paris Hilton and the Kardashians were famous for being famous, the Hungarian socialite enjoyed a high profile for just being herself.

Gabor had over 80 film and television credits but she is best remembered for her appearances on talk shows, attending glamorous opening nights and calling everybody Dahling, in her distinctive Hungarian accent.

Gabor’s ninth husband Frederic Prinz von Anhalt announced that the actress had passed away after suffering a heart attack.

The actress had been in poor health for many years after being involved in a motor vehicle accident in 2002. The accident left Gabor with many medical complications, in 2011 she was forced to have her right leg amputated. Gabor had reportedly been on life support for the last five years.

Gabor rose to fame as Miss Hungary in 1936, she followed her sister Eva to Hollywood where she began an acting career. In 1952 she made her film debut in MGM’s Lovely to Look At, she went on to appear in the film Moulin Rouge in the same year.

Gabor is remembered for her many witty remarks about marriage, including a famous claim that she was “a great housekeeper”. “Every time I divorce a man, I keep the house.” the actress said.

Once the actress was asked how many husbands she had had, Gabor retorted “You mean other than my own?”

Among her nine husbands was Conrad Hilton, founder of the Hilton Hotel group. The couple were married from 1942 until 1947. Her shortest marriage was just one day long, her wedding to actor Felipe de Alba in 1983 was annulled.

Her final marriage proved to be the longest, she wed Frederic Prinz von Anhalt in 1986 and the couple were together for over 30 years.

In the 1980’s Gabor famous slapped a policeman during a traffic stop. The actress would go on to parody the incident in many films including The Naked Gun. 

OIP Staff

 

 

 

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