Gabor, Zsa Zsa (1917–)

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Gabor, Zsa Zsa (1917–)

Hungarian-born actress. Born Sari Gabor in Budapest, Hungary, Feb 6, 1917; dau. of Vilmos Gabor and Jolie Gabor (1894–1997); sister of Magda Gabor (1914–1997) and Eva Gabor (1919–1995); m. Burhan Belge (press director of the Turkish foreign ministry), 1937 (div. 1941); m. Conrad Hilton (hotelier), April 1942 (div. 1947); m. George Sanders (actor), April 1949 (div. 1954); m. Herbert Hutner (businessman), 1964 (div. 1966); m. Joshua Cosden, Jr. (oil magnate), 1966 (div. 1967); m. Jack Ryan (inventor), 1975 (div. 1976); m. Michael O'Hara (lawyer), 1977 (div. 1982); m. Felipe Alba (Mexican businessman), 1982 (declared invalid); m. Prince Frederick von Anhalt, duke of Saxony, 1986; children: (with Conrad Hilton) one daughter, Francesca Hilton.

The most flamboyant of the Gabor sisters, was a regular on tv, notably as a guest on Jack Paar's late-night program, and as a panelist on the game show "Hollywood Squares"; starred on Broadway in Forty Carats (1970); made headlines (1990) when she spent three days behind bars for slapping a traffic officer; films include Lovely to Look At (1952), Moulin Rouge (1952), The Story of Three Loves (1953), Lili (1953), Touch of Evil (1958), Queen of Outer Space (1958), Pepe (1960), Boys' Night Out (1962), Arrivederci, Baby (1966), A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 (1987), Dream Warriors (1987), and (voice only) Happily Ever After (1990); wrote Zsa Zsa Gabor: My Story (1960), Zsa Zsa's Complete Guide to Men (1969), How to Get a Man, How to Keep a Man, and How to Get Rid of a Man (1971), and One Lifetime Is Not Enough (1991).

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