Post by charliesgirl7681 on Aug 16, 2010 20:17:21 GMT -5
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has decided to spend her final days at her Bel Air home after declining to undergo any more surgery, her publicist said on Monday.
Gabor, 93, was given the last rites by a priest in hospital at the weekend after undergoing a series of setbacks following hip replacement surgery a month ago.
Doctors wanted to perform surgery on her liver that would give her a 50-50 chance survival rate, but Gabor and her husband, Frederick Prinz von Anhalt, decided "she wanted to spend her final days at home," publicist John Blanchette said.
"Frederick said he did not want to torture her anymore," Blanchette added. He said the star, who has been a Hollywood fixture for 60 years, "is in and out of consciousness".
She left a Los Angeles hospital on Monday and returned home.
Gabor, whose string of movies, television shows and wealthy husbands dates to the 1950s, was released from hospital last week but was taken back on Friday to treat two blood clots.
She broke her hip on July 17 when she fell out of bed while watching the television game show "Jeopardy." The actress was partially paralyzed in a 2002 car accident.
"She had a great run," Blanchette said. "She's 93. She knew five presidents...she knew kings and queens, celebrities."
The Hungarian-born Gabor has appeared in more than 30 movies, and her penchant for calling everyone "dah-ling" in her Hungarian accent made her a well-known Hollywood personality.
She, along with her two glamorous sisters Eva and Magda made several appearances on radio and television shows in the 1950s and 1960s. Gabor appeared in movies "Moulin Rouge," followed by "Lili" and later "Touch of Evil."
Gabor was married nine times to a string of husbands that included a Turkish diplomat and the hotel magnate Conrad Hilton. She has been married to von Anhalt for 24 years.
i attended a talk last week featuring a broadway legend, 2nd cast veteran (she toured in SOUTH PACIFIC in the original national tour in the early 1950s for example as nellie forbush) ... iva withers. fascinating woman. at 93, she has a LONG memory and is very sharp. she reminisced about many things at this event, including performing in FORTY CARATS as standby for the lead role played by julie harris then june allyson then zsa zsa. she had some great memories of zsa zsa.
from my own blog posting about ms. withers, and zsa zsa:
Her last show was Forty Carats, with experiences across the emotional spectrum. She followed Julie Harris and June Allyson (“I went on for June a great deal”) and preceded Zsa Zsa Gabor in the role of Ann Stanley, as well as carried a minor role throughout her time with the production. Another great compliment came to her from Zsa Zsa while she was watching a run through preparing to take on the role of Ann. Zsa Zsa said to Iva after observing her in action: “I don’t know why they have me when they have you.” Not one to wallow in self-congratulations, Iva peppered her talk with humor throughout, and followed this observation with a bit of humor. When Iva was on stage in her minor role while Zsa Zsa was on as Ann, Iva quipped: “When you were on stage it wasn’t you and Zsa Zsa, it was you and Zsa Zsa and the diamonds.” She loved Miss Gabor: “She had quite a soul, that lady.”
[EDIT: i realized after posting this here that one of my favorite typos .. "proceed" for "precede" .. made it's way into this blog entry and the snippet here ... sigh. corrected now.]
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was returned to the hospital after slipping into unconsciousness on Tuesday following a series of health-related setbacks since breaking her hip in July.
Gabor, 93, was in "a great deal of pain" Tuesday morning and her husband, Frederick Prinz von Anhalt, found her to be "not responsive," her spokesman, John Blanchette, told Reuters.
Von Anhalt called an ambulance to take his wife to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where doctors were able to stabilize her condition. No further details were available.
Earlier in August, Gabor was given last rites by a priest at the same hospital.
At that time, doctors wanted to perform surgery on her liver that would give her a 50-50 chance of survival, but the couple decided "she wanted to spend her final days at home," according to Blanchette. She returned to her Bel Air mansion in mid-August.
Zsa Zsa Gabor has been taken back to hospital by her husband Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt after becoming overcome with grief following the death of Elizabeth Taylor. Zsa Zsa Gabor, the ailing Hollywood actress who has been in poor health for the past few years, has returned to hospital after becoming inconsolable following the passing of her close friend Elizabeth Taylor, reports OnTheRedCarpet.com. The 94-year-old year actress has been friends with Taylor for decades and news of her passing was reportedly too much for Gabor to take. According to her representative, the actress became "overcome with grief" and had to be taken to a Los Angeles hospital. A statement read, "She was inconsolable and her blood pressure shot up to dangerous levels. So the doctor told him to bring her into the hospital so they could medicate and watch her". The actress was released from hospital earlier this month after having one of her legs amputated in January. Back in August 2010, Gabor was read her last rites in hospital after suffering from complications of a hip operation, however, her health began to improve and she was allowed to return home to her Beverly Hills mansion.
Zsa Zsa Gabor's close friend Elizabeth Taylor passed away yesterday morning (23rd March 2011) of heart failure, she was 79-years-old.
Frederic Prinz von Anhalt told the Agence France-Press news wire that he wants his wife to become a mother again using a surrogate mother, his sperm and an egg donor and added that he recently gave fluid samples to a Beverly Hills clinic.
"I don't know how long she's going to be with me," he said. "I would like her to see the baby, I would like her to hear the baby screaming, to touch the baby's hair. If she dies before me, then I've nothing to live for."
The idea is not sitting well with Gabor's only child, Francesca Hilton. Her father is Paris Hilton's great-grandfather and hotel magnate Conrad Hilton. He was the actress' second husband.
Francesca Hilton, a comedienne who has often voiced her disapproval of her mother's marriage to 67-year-old von Anhalt, said in a statement that she is "shocked but not surprised" that her stepfather "continually creates publicity for himself at the expense of the legacy of her mother," according to AFP.
Gabor was most recently hospitalized in March, after the death of her friend, actress Elizabeth Taylor. Von Anhalt said his wife was "inconsolable."
Gabor had one of her legs amputated in January after doctors found an infection and antibiotics failed to heal it.
She has been in and out of the hospital since she broke her hip on July 17 after she fell out of her bed while reaching to answer her telephone as she was watching "Jeopardy!."
She underwent a hip operation but has suffered several complications. During one of her hospital stays in August, she had a priest read her last rites. Gabor is partially paralyzed from a 2002 car accident and uses a wheelchair. She also reportedly had a stroke in 2005.
Gabor is reported to have been born in Budapest on Feb. 6, 1917 as Sari Gabor. She married von Anhalt in 1986. Gabor was married to Hilton, the great-grandfather of socialite Paris Hilton, from 1942 to 1947.
Gabor followed her actress sister Eva to Hollywood, where she later starred in movies herself, starting in 1952 with the films "Lovely to Look At," "We're Not Married!" and "Moulin Rouge." She also played herself in a brief scene in the 1991 Leslie Nielsen cop movie "The Naked Gun 2-1/2: The Smell of Fear," in which she parodied an incident from about a year earlier in which she was convicted of slapping a police officer during a traffic dispute. She also had a cameo in the film "A Very Brady Sequel" in 1996.
Mr. von Anhalt is a poor media slut. Am normally never posting like this as I keep quite if I haven't anything positive to say. But this former masseur is too much - no one would listen to him had he not married Mrs. Gabor. His way of entering the German aristocracy is highly suspicious and has never been accepted from the family. Not sure how you think of him - but in Europe people shake their heads when he appears on gossip talk shows - like E-Online. Now I can breathe ;D
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Fran: I think the problem with actresses such as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford was that they played SEX SYMBOLS and did woman movies. They were sexy in their day and were the main love interests in the movie. When they got older those woman type movies were dead
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Fran: Bette Davis made very different movies from Katherine Hepburn Hepburn. Bette was sexy. So was Crawford. They made woman type movies. Hepburn was the masculine feminist. When their looks went, so did their careers. Hepburn was never that type.
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