Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor , who was famous for being famous dies at 99

Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa Gabor

The best known of three glamorous sisters from Hungary, actress Zsa Zsa Gabor pioneered a modern version of celebrity — she was famous for being famous.

With the advent of television talk shows, Gabor became a frequent guest as early as the 1950s, charming audiences with her fractured English and slightly risque jokes about her reputation as an oft-married seductress fond of men and money.

“Husbands are like fires. They go out if unattended,” she would say. Or “I want a man who is kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?”

Her nine marriages and reputation for shaving years off her age made her a pop-culture punch line. When entertainer Bob Hope joked, “You can calculate Zsa Zsa Gabor’s age by the rings on her fingers,” it only cemented her fame.


  • 5thDrawer

    And another ‘good spirit’ passes from the world we know. One more who contributed something to it.
    Such is a natural life, at whatever ‘time’ the line has to run. We should all be that fortunate … in our own small space of understanding ourselves.
    (for those thinking ‘what contribution?’, and only looking as that being about money, think at the least of the number of ‘gossip columnists’ who made a buck on just her words alone …. ;-))