Monday, December 19, 2016

Zsa Zsa Gabor, Famous for Being Famous, Is Dead at 99

I was a total Eva queen -- "Green Acres" and being Merv Griffin's beard are awfully hard to beat! -- but there's no denying Zsa Zsa was the ultimate Gabor sister. Between her incredible beauty, roughly nine marriages, dysfunctional daughter with hotel magnate Conrad Hilton (or was she?), the slap heard around the world and her kooky last husband who claimed to be Anna Nicole Smith's baby daddy, this woman remained a headline-grabber until her final day. 
Calling everyone “Dahlink,” flaunting a diamonds-and-furs lifestyle and abetted by gossip columnists and tabloid headline writers, Ms. Gabor played the coifed platinum femme fatale in plunging necklines in dozens of film and television roles, many of them cameos as herself. Her career, which began with the title Miss Hungary in 1936, was still going strong in the 1990s, outlasting those of her sisters, Eva and Magda, celebrities in their own right. She was the last surviving Gabor sister. 
“A girl must marry for love, and keep on marrying until she finds it,” Ms. Gabor once said. Her husbands included a Turkish diplomat, the hotel heir Conrad Hilton, the actor George Sanders, an industrialist, an oil magnate, a toy designer, a divorce lawyer and a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony. Another marriage that nobody counted — a case of bigamy at sea with a has-been Mexican actor — lasted only a day and was annulled. 
Read her New York Times obituary HERE.

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