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Zsa Zsa Gabor rushed back to hospital

August 31, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was taken back to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Tuesday after her husband found her to be "unresponsive."John Blanchette, Gabor's publicist, said he received a call from Gabor's husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt saying he had called 911.

The Los Angeles City Fire Department said a rescue ambulance was dispatched to a medical call at 1001 Bel Air Road at 10:42 a.m. They did not transport anyone, but according to Blanchette, Gabor was taken by private ambulance to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center at about 11:30 a.m., where she was in the emergency room.

Gabor fell out of bed and broke her hip on July 17. She underwent hip-replacement surgery two days later and was released, but she was taken back to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Aug. 13 to get multiple blood clots removed from her upper body, one of which was very close to her heart.

The 93-year-old actress received her last rites on Aug. 15. Doctors wanted to perform a procedure on her liver, but Gabor declined and returned to her Bel Air estate.

Gabor was a former Miss Hungary who began appearing in films in the 1950s. The original "Moulin Rouge" was considered her best work. Gabor also starred in the 1958 campy sci-fi film, "Queen of Outer Space."

But she was known more for her larger-than-life personality than for her big screen performances. Gabor was essentially a professional celebrity, and she did it well. She appeared looking the part, dripping with diamonds and she called everyone "darling" off screen and on.

Gabor married nine times. "I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back," she once said.

In 1990, she made headlines for slapping a police officer after being pulled over for a traffic violation. She was sentenced to 72 hours in jail. She later spoofed the cop-slapping incident on screen.


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