Hollywood legend Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at age 99

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The actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has died, aged 99, according her publicist quoted in US media reports.

Born in Hungary, she immigrated to the United States during World War Two and made her Hollywood debut in 1952.

She appeared in more than 70 films, but was more famous for her celebrity lifestyle.

She was married nine times – taking her first husband at the age of 20 and wedding for the last time when she was nearly 70.

Choking back sobs, her husband Frederic von Anhalt told the AFP news agency that Gabor had passed away at home, surrounded by her friends and family.

“Everybody was there. She didn’t die alone,” he said.

Born Sári Gábor, February 6, 1917 – December 18, 2016) was a Hungarian-born American actress and socialite. Her sisters were actresses Eva and Magda Gabor.

Gabor began her stage career in Vienna and was crowned Miss Hungary in 1936.  She emigrated from Hungary to the United States in 1941 and became a sought-after actress with “European flair and style” and was considered to have a personality that “exuded charm and grace”.  Her first film role was a supporting role in “Lovely to Look At”.  She later acted in “We’re Not Married! and played one of her few leading roles in the John Huston-directed film, “Moulin Rouge (1952). Huston would later describe her as a “creditable” actress.

Outside of her acting career, Gabor was known for her extravagant Hollywood lifestyle, glamorous personality, and her many marriages. In total, Gabor had nine husbands, including hotel magnate Conrad Hilton and actor George Sanders. She once stated, “Men have always liked me and I have always liked men. But I like a mannish man, a man who knows how to talk to and treat a woman – not just a man with muscles.”

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