Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Actress-celebrity Zsa Zsa Gabor, 93, has asked for a priest to read her the last rites according to various reports.
Gabor remains in critical condition at Los Angeles’ Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center following the removal of two blood clots and other complications resulting from hip surgery.
She was initially hospitalized after breaking her hip on July 17. She’d fallen out of bed while watching the television show Jeopardy.
Born in Budapest on Feb. 6, 1917, Zsa Zsa Gabor was part of a trio of show biz personalities – there were also sisters Magda and Eva Gabor – better known for their jewelry, clothes, hairdos, marriages, divorces, talk-show appearances, and funky Hungarian accents than for anything they’ve done in front of a camera or onstage.
Gabor, the most celebrated of the three, is also known for slapping a cop, for a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, and for her 1993 exercise video “It’s Simple, Darling.”
Among Gabor’s film appearances – not that many people know or care about these – are supporting roles in Lovely to Look At (1952), starring Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel, and Charles Walters’ Lili (1953), starring Leslie Caron, at MGM, and in Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil (1958); and leads in the cheapo sci-fier Queen of Outer Space (1958) and Picture Mommy Dead (1966), after replacing Hedy Lamarr.
Gabor has always been a firm believer in the Institution of Marriage. “I don’t believe in living in sin, so I always got married,” she explained.
Gabor’s current husband – her ninth – is Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, the Duke of Saxony.
Former husbands include Barbie doll inventor Jack Ryan and Academy Award winner George Sanders (who later also married Zsa Zsa’s sister Magda).
Aug. 22, update
Zsa Zsa Gabor, who received the last rites last Sunday, is reportedly “doing better and has been able to eat and is talking a little” at her Bel Air home (some sources place the Gabor residence in Beverly Hills).
The 93-year-old multi-married celebrity and part-time actress has also been “sleeping a lot,” according to her spokesperson.
A few days ago, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, Gabor’s husband, collapsed from exhaustion at the couple’s home. He was ordered to rest for a couple of days.
Last weekend, Gabor lay in critical condition at Los Angeles’ Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center following the removal of two blood clots and other complications resulting from hip surgery. She had been initially hospitalized after breaking her hip on July 17.
Among the Hungarian-born Gabor’s film appearances are those in MGM’s Lovely to Look At (1952) and Lili (1953), Death of a Scoundrel (1956), The Girl in the Kremlin (1957), Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil (1958), the sci-fier Queen of Outer Space (1958), and Picture Mommy Dead (1966).
Gabor is also famous for her many husbands. Prince von Anhalt is her ninth.
Quote: ET Online.