Sunday, December 18, 2016

Zsa Zsa Gabor

I call everyone 'Darling' because I can't remember their names.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa Gabor born Sári GáborFebruary 6, 1917 – December 18, 2016
Zsa Zsa Gabor died of a heart attack at her home in Bel-Air today at the age of 99.
She was the middle of three daughters. Her elder sister, Magda, was a socialite, and her younger sister Eva, was an actress and businesswoman. Their parents were both from Jewish families.
Gabor began her stage career in Vienna and was crowned Miss Hungary in 1936. She emigrated to the United States in 1941 and became a sought-after actress with "European flair and style," with a personality that "exuded charm and grace." Her first film role was a supporting role in Lovely to Look At. She later acted in We're Not Married! and played one of her few leading roles in Moulin Rouge (1952), directed by John Huston, who described her as a "creditable" actress.
Outside of her acting career, Gabor was best known for her extravagant Hollywood lifestyle, glamorous personality, and her many marriages, having had nine husbands, including hotel magnate Conrad Hilton and actor George Sanders. She once stated, "Men have always liked me and I have always liked men. But I like a mannish man, a man who knows how to talk to and treat a woman – not just a man with muscles."
Gabor was married nine times. She was divorced seven times, and one marriage was annulled. Her husbands, in chronological order, were:
  • Burhan Asaf Belge (1937–1941; divorced)
  • Conrad Hilton (April 10, 1942 – 1947; divorced)
  • George Sanders (April 2, 1949 – April 2, 1954; divorced)
  • Herbert Hutner (November 5, 1962 – March 3, 1966; divorced)
  • Joshua S. Cosden, Jr. (March 9, 1966 – October 18, 1967; divorced)
  • Jack Ryan (January 21, 1975 – August 24, 1976; divorced)
  • Michael O'Hara (August 27, 1976 – 1983; divorced)
  • Felipe de Alba (April 13, 1983 – April 14, 1983; annulled)
  • Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt (August 14, 1986 – December 18, 2016; her death)Gabor's divorces inspired her to make numerous quotable puns and innuendos about her marital (and extramarital) history. She commented: "I am a marvelous housekeeper: Every time I leave a man I keep his house." When asked, "How many husbands have you had?", she was quoted as responding, "You mean other than my own?" Gabor later claimed to have had a sexual encounter with her stepson, Nicky.


On June 14, 1989, in Beverly Hills, California, Gabor was accused of slapping the face of Beverly Hills police officer Paul Kramer when he stopped her for a traffic violation at 8551 Olympic Boulevard.
On September 29, 1989, it was announced that a jury convicted the actress of slapping a police officer, driving without a license and possessing an open container of alcohol—a flask of Jack Daniel's—in her $215,000 Rolls-Royce, but also acquitted her on charges of disobeying officer Kramer when she drove away from a routine traffic stop.

On October 25, 1989, it was announced that Beverly Hills Municipal Judge Charles G. Rubin had sentenced Gabor to serve three days in jail, to pay fines and restitution totaling $12,937, to perform 120 hours of community service—and to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. On June 14, 1990, Gabor decided to drop her conviction appeal and agreed to serve her sentence. However, Gabor refused to take part in community service and served three days in jail between July 27 and July 30, 1990.

Good Night Ms. Gabor

Stay Tuned

Tony Figueroa
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