Zsa Zsa Gabor (1917 - 2016)
By: Legacy Staff
1 year ago
Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hollywood legend and socialite known for her European glamour and her many marriages, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, according to multiple news sources. She was 99.
Publicist Ed Lozzi confirmed to Variety that Gabor died Sunday in her Bel Air mansion. She had been on life support for the last five years. TMZ reported that she died of a heart attack.
One of three celebrated sisters who were the toast of society in the mid-20th century, she was preceded in death by her older sister, Magda Gabor, in 1997 and her younger sister, Eva Gabor, in 1995. Her notable movies include "Moulin Rouge" (1952), in which she starred, as well as "We're Not Married!" and "Death of a Scoundrel." Her fame and charm propelled her into a number of guest-starring roles on popular TV shows including "Gilligan's Island," "The Facts of Life," and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."
Gabor was as well-known for her romantic life as for her acting – she was married nine times to a variety of notable men. With hotel magnate Conrad Hilton, she had her only child, Francesca Hilton. (Entertainment personality Paris Hilton is her great-niece.) Other husbands included actor George Sanders, Hot Wheels designer Jack Ryan, and Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt, the adopted son of Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt, who survives Gabor.
Paris Hilton paid tribute to Gabor on Twitter, “Sad to hear the news of Zsa Zsa Gabor’s passing,” My great grandfather and her made such a beautiful couple. May she rest in peace.”
Gabor had been in poor health for a number of years. A 2002 car accident left her in a wheelchair, and she had strokes in 2005 and 2007. In 2011, her right leg was amputated above the knee because of an infection.
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