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Zsa Zsa Gabor In Extremely Serious Condition, Read Last Rites


Aug. 16 2010, Published 9:44 a.m. ET

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World-famous socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor is in serious condition in a Los Angeles hospital Monday, and was read her last rites a day earlier, has learned.

The 93-year-old's current condition is "very sad,” her publicist John Blanchette told the AP Monday. He added that doctors hoped Gabor would be able to eat on her own Monday, as she had been fed through a tube since undergoing a procedure to remove blood clots in her upper body Saturday.

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Gabor's health took a turn for the worse this year after she broke her hip after falling out of bed at her Bel Air home July 17. Over the last decade, she'd suffered through incidents including a 2002 auto accident that left her partially paralyzed, and a massive stroke in July of 2005.

Gabor, often described as the "original Paris Hilton," enjoyed the fame and notoriety borne out of her taste for excess -- and husbands, as she was married nine times, the last to husband Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt in 1986. She was also married to Hilton family patriarch Conrad from 1942-1946. Her late sisters, Eva and Magda, were also prominent queens of high society.


Synonymous with her catchphrase "dahlink," Gabor was at the center of one of biggest entertainment stories of the 80s in June 1989, when she slapped a police officer in Beverly Hills and was subsequently arrested and held in custody for three days on charges of driving on an expired license and battery. She was also fined $13,000 in court costs in connection with the incident. Showing her sense of humor about the affair, Gabor would parody the well-publicized run-in in films such as Naked Gun 2½ and The Beverly Hillbillies.

In recent years, Gabor made headlines, like many other celebs, as a victim of Bernie Madoff. Her attorney said in 2009 that the Ponzi scheme mastermind may have swindled Gabor and her husband out of as much as $10 million.



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