Zsa Zsa Gabor hospitalized

Amos Stevens

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Zsa Zsa Gabor Hospitalized

by Joal Ryan
Jul 7, 2005, 11:30 AM PT

Celebrated celebrity Zsa Zsa Gabor was in critical, but stable condition at a Los Angeles hospital following a stroke, her husband said Thursday.

Gabor was felled Wednesday afternoon and admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Her husband, Frederic von Anhalt, said Gabor needed emergency surgery to clear a "completely blocked" artery.

To the Associated Press, von Anhalt called the surgery a success, and said his wife might be sent home from the hospital within three days.

Depending on the source, Gabor is either 86, 88 or even 89.

The former Miss Hungary recently made headlines for suing her only child for allegedly forging her signature to secure a $2 million loan. The daughter, Francesca Hilton, has denied any wrongdoing.

Best known for being well known, Gabor is the last surviving Gabor sister, which in the 1940s and 1950s was rather like being a Hilton sister, minus the explicit camcorder footage. Fittingly, Gabor is a great-aunt of Paris and Nicky Hilton.

Gabor came by her Hilton connection the old-fashioned way--she married one. Hotelier Conrad Hilton was the second of her nine husbands. Gabor's current marriage, to von Anhalt, is her longest lived. The couple have been wed since 1986.

As an actress, Gabor's career was undistinguished. Aside from a costarring role in director John Huston's 1950 rendering of artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Moulin Rouge, and a bit in Orson Welles' noir classic Touch of Evil, Gabor mainly was relegated to B-movies (Queen of Outer Space) and self-parodying cameos (A Very Brady Sequel).

No single film credit gave Gabor the kind of notoriety she achieved in 1989 when she was arrested for slapping a Beverly Hills police officer following a traffic stop. She, in turn, was slapped with a three-day jail sentence for her transgression.

In 2002, Gabor was seriously injured when the car she riding in, driven by her hairdresser, crashed into a light pole on L.A.'s famed Sunset Strip. A subsequent lawsuit battle was settled just this past March, with Gabor receiving a $2 million settlement. Additionally, her husband received $250,000 for a loss of companionship claim.