Zsa Zsa Gabor

Hungarian-american Actress and Socialite
Born Feb 6, 1917

Zsa Zsa Gabor /ˈʒɑːʒɑː ɡəˈbɔər/ is a Hungarian-born American stage, film and television actress. She acted on stage in Vienna, Austria, in 1932, 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 movie role was as supporting actress in Lovely to Look At.… Read More

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1917 Birth Gabor was born February 6, 1917 in Budapest (then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire) as Sári Gábor (Gábor Sári in Hungarian order), the middle of three daughters born to Vilmos Gábor (19 September 1881, Budapest – 07 July 1962, Budapest), a soldier, and Jolie Gabor (née Tilleman; 1896–1997). … Read More


1936 19 Years Old In 1936, she was crowned Miss Hungary.


1944 27 Years Old In 1944, she and a woman named Victoria Wolf wrote a novel that was bought by an American magazine. … Read More


1949 32 Years Old In 1949, she declined an offer to play the role of Lady Chatterley in a film version of the book Lady Chatterley's Lover due to its controversial theme.


1960 43 Years Old Author Gerold Frank, who helped Gabor write her autobiography in 1960, describes his impressions of her while the book was being written: Zsa Zsa is unique. … Read More


1970 53 Years Old In 1970, Gabor purchased a 8,878-square-foot Hollywood Regency-style home in Bel Air, which once belonged to Elvis Presley. … Read More


1989 72 Years Old 1 More Event
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.
1990 73 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 14, 1990, Gabor decided to drop her conviction appeal and agreed to serve her sentence.
2002 85 Years Old On November 28, 2002, Gabor was a front seat passenger in an automobile crash in Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, from which she remained partially paralyzed and reliant on a wheelchair for mobility.
2005 88 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, a lawsuit was filed accusing her daughter of larceny and fraud, alleging that she had forged her signature to get a US$2 million loan on her mother's Bel Air house. … Read More
2010 93 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010, she fractured her hip and underwent a successful hip replacement.
2011 94 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, her right leg was amputated above the knee to save her life from an infection.
2014 97 Years Old On March 4, 2014, John Blanchette, Gabor's publicist for 30 years, died in Santa Monica.
2016 99 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 8, 2016, two days after her 99th birthday, Gabor was rushed to hospital after suffering from breathing difficulties. … Read More
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