Magazine article Screen International

Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies Aged 99

Magazine article Screen International

Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies Aged 99

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Gabor was born Sari Gabor in Budapest in February 1917. She won the Miss Hungary beauty pageant at the age of 19 and took offto find fame and fortune in Hollywood.

She found it, appearing without much acclaim in dozens of films such as her 1952 debut Lovely To Look At, Moulin Rouge and Orson Welles's Touch Of Evil.

There were a few stage roles and there were frequent tongue-in-cheek television appearances as herself, by which time Gabor had recognised that her wit and glamour would become her legacy.

In one of many witticisms, she declared, "I am a marvellous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep the house."

She was renowned for frequent and heavily accented pronunciation of the word "darling" and offered this explanation for that term of endearment: "I call everyone 'darling' because I can't remember their names. …

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