BEL AIR—Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, famed socialite from the Bel Air region and Hollywood actress died on Sunday, December 18 at the age of 99 at her home. Her publicist, Ed Lozzi confirmed the news of the her passing to CBS Los Angeles news.
Gabor who was born on February 6, 1917 was originally from Hungary, but emigrated to the United States in 1941. She was named Miss Hungary in 1936. She had her first acting role in the 1952 musical “Lovely to Look At” alongside Kathryn Grayson and Red Skelton. She parlayed that success to a role in the 1952 musical “Moulin Rouge” alongside Jose Ferrer and Suzanne Flon.
Zsa Zsa was married a total of 9 times, including to Conrad Hilton, the man who established Hilton Hotels in 1942. She was also married to actor George Sanders. She had one daughter, Francesca Hilton who died from a stroke in 2015. She purchased her Bel Air estate in 1970, a home that was once owned by Elvis Presley and that was built by Hollywood star Howard Hughes.
The actress was hospitalized several times in recent years, including February 2016 when she had difficulty breathing not long after celebrating her 99th birthday. According to reports, the actress died of a heart attack. Gabor also appeared in the films “Lili,” “A Touch of Evil” and had cameos in the films “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors,” “The Beverly Hillbillies” and the 1996 sequel “A Very Brady Sequel.” She wrote the autobiography, “One Lifetime is Not Enough” in 1991.
Actress Barbara Eden tweeted, “Rest in peace Zsa Zsa Gabor. She and her sisters were lovely ladies who were always fun and delightful to be around.”
The actress leaves behind her husband Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, whom she married in 1986.