Zsa Zsa Gabor, the last remaining Gabor sister, died on Sunday at age 99 after years of health problems. Gabor dabbled in acting, but she was best known as a socialite and for her incredible number of marriages. She was married nine times and only had one child.
Gabor‘s death was first reported by TMZ. She suffered a heart attack and was rushed to a hospital, where she died. She would have turned 100 on February 6. She was born on February 6, 1917 in Budapest.
The full list of Gabor’s husbands:
- Burhan Asaf Belge (1937-1941)
- Conrad Hilton (1942-1947)
- George Sanders (1949-1954)
- Herbert Hunter (1962-1966)
- Joshua S. Cosden Jr. (1966-1967)
- Jack Ryan (1975-1976)
- Michael O’Hara (1976-1983)
- Felipe de Alba (1983; annulled a day after)
- Frederic Prinz von Anhalt (1986-her death)
Gabor was first married to Burhan Asaf Belge, a Turkish politician, from 1937 to 1941.
She then married Conrad Hilton, the founder of the Hilton hotel chain, in 1942. They divorced in 1947, but not before Gabor gave birth to her only child, Francesca Hilton. Francesca Hilton died in January 2015 after a stroke at age 67.
Gabor’s third husband was the actor George Sanders and they were together from 1949 to 1954. She then married Herbert Hunter, an investment banker, in 1962. That marriage lasted until 1966.
In 1966, she quickly married Joshua S. Cosden Jr, but that marriage lasted less than a year and they split in 1967. She married again in 1975, tying the knot with designer Jack Ryan, but they divorced a year later. From 1976 to 1983, she was married to Michael O’Hara. Also in 1983, she was married to Mexican actor/attorney Felipe de Alba, but their marriage was annulled a day after their marriage.
In 1986, she married Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, who is 26 years younger than her. He was born Hans Georg Robert Lichtenberg. Before marrying Gabor, he was famous for paying Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt to adopt him in 1980, when he was 36 years old. Von Anhalt continued hosting birthday parties for Gabor, even though she was too sick to be seen in public.
Gabor was hospitalized several times in recent years and had a feeding tube installed years ago. In February, she had a lung infection.
“She is fighting right now and she wants to move on. She wants to live,” Von Anhalt told Entertainment Tonight in February. “She squeezes my hand, she kisses. She is drinking water, she has ice cream. She wants to move on. People don’t want to move on — they give up, they totally give up, [but] she wants to move on.”
In a 1970 book called How to Catch a Man, How to Keep a Man, How to Get Rid of a Man, Gabor wrote that she didn’t think any of her marriages were a mistake.
“They were all good experiences and I learned something important from each,” Gabor wrote. “From my first marriage to the Turkish ambassador, I learned how to be a diplomat. From Conrad Hilton I learned how to be a good housekeeper and frugal. From George Sanders I started to learn how to become an actress and a neurotic. From my fourth husband, Herbert Huttner, I learned how to become rich on investments. And from my fifth husband, I learned you should always look at your horoscope before you marry a Texan who is in the New York Social Register.”
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