Gabor, Magda (1914–1997)

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Gabor, Magda (1914–1997)

Hungarian-born American actress and businesswoman. Born in Budapest, Hungary, June 11, 1914, in Budapest, Hungary; died of kidney failure in Rancho Mirage, California, June 6, 1997; dau. of Vilmos Gabor and Jolie Gabor (1894–1997); sister of Eva Gabor (1919–1995) and Zsa Zsa Gabor (b. 1917); m. Jan de Bichovsky (Royal Air Force pilot), 1937 (div. 1946); m. William Rankin (New York lawyer), 1946 (div. 1947); m. Sidney R. Warren (NY lawyer), 1947 (div. 1950); m. Tony Gallucci (Hungarian noble), 1956 (div. 1957); m. George Sanders (British actor), 1970 (div. 1971); m. Tibor Heltrai, 1972 (div. 1973); no children.

Acted on radio with mother; though she appeared occasionally on tv, never displayed the dramatic ambitions of her sisters; joined mother in managing a string of jewelry boutiques catering to the upscale market in New York, Palm Beach, London, and Paris.

See also Peter H. Brown, Such Devoted Sisters: Those Fabulous Gabors (St. Martin, 1985); and Women in World History.

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