Zsa Zsa Gabor Had Died, She was 99 – We Look Back: Full Tribute #RIPZSAZSA

The actress died of a heart attack. She was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital today.

6a00d8341c630a53ef016300f80cf4970d-600wiShe was born in 1917 in Hungary. Zsa Zsa was discovered by tenor Richard Tauber on a trip to Vienna in 1934 where she started singing in operettas. Gabor was crowned Miss Hungary when at 19. Five years later, in 1941, she emigrated to the U.S. Her larger than life persona and good looks got her loads of attention and acting gigs. She turned down a role in ‘Lady Chatterley’ because of it’s racy themes. Her first role was in 1952’s ‘Lovely To Look At.’ Gabor’s sense of European grace got her one of her few leading roles in John Huston’s ‘Moulin Rouge’ in 1952. He once called her a “creditable” actress.” She was often criticized for being famous for being famous and being a socialites in Beverly Hills for decades with, what said, no real talent. Zsa Zsa was also married 9 times which can sometimes hint at things of the “red flag’ variety. She once commented: “I am a marvelous housekeeper: Every time I leave a man I keep his house.” but she almost reached 100 (in February next year) so she must have doing something right…dahling. Sure in 2016 we lost a lot of entertainment figures but Zsa Zsa cheated the hangman more than most.

The actress did loads of TV guesting on The Red Skelton Show, Bonanza, My Three Sons, Batman, Night Gallery, The Love Boat, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air among others.

Her current husband Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt always held birthday parties for the actress but for the last few years she was too ill to appear or say hi to anyone. She was a Hilton for a while having married Conrad Hilton, Paris’ grandfather from 1942-1947. 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.”

Zsa Zsa was the middle of three daughters. Eva, her younger sister, was 2 years her junior and she’s the one that did ‘Green Acres.’ Eva died on July 4, 1995 at the age of 76 of Respiratory failure. Merv Griffin who was close to Eva once described the ladies as glamour personified: “All these years later, it’s hard to describe the phenomenon of the three glamorous Gabor girls and their ubiquitous mother. They burst onto the society pages and into the gossip columns so suddenly, and with such force, it was as if they’d been dropped out of the sky.”

In 1989, with much fanfare, Zsa Zsa was accused of slapping Beverly Hills police officer in the face, driving without a license and possessing an open container of alcohol. She was ordered to pay a fine, three days in jail, to perform 120 hours of community service and to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. She refused to do the community service.

Gabor was planning on moving back to Hungary next year to live out the rest of her life. They both arranged a big goodbye party for the upcoming summer. – by John Beaudin

John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver.

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