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Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies at 99

by Raphael Chestang 2:45 PM PST, December 18, 2016
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Zsa Zsa Gabor, one of the brightest stars of Hollywood's golden age, died on Sunday, ET can confirm. She was 99.

Her husband, Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt, tells ET that Gabor was home with him by her side, and "her heart just stopped."

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In February of this year, the ailing star was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after she reportedly had difficulty breathing.

The film actress and socialite, perhaps best known for her roles in films such as 1952's Moulin Rouge and 1991's The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, was born in Budapest, Hungary, to father Vilmos Gabor, a soldier, and mother Jolie Gabor, the heiress to a European jewelry business.

In 1941, Gabor headed to the U.S. with her mother and made her first film appearance in 1952's Lovely to Look At, co-starring Kathryn Grayson and Red Skelton.

As her name grew in Hollywood, Gabor became as well known for her onscreen work as for her scandals. The actress was married nine times, most recently to Prinz von Anhalt.

In 1989, Gabor made headlines when she was sentenced to three days in jail after being arrested for allegedly slapping a police officer during a traffic stop.

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Gabor continued making onscreen appearances through the mid-'90s, but in 2002, she began to be plagued by serious health problems following a car crash that left her with broken bones, cuts and bruises. More health issues followed in 2011, when an untreated blood clot led to a gangrenous infection, which forced doctors to amputate her right leg.

Gabor is survived by her husband, Prinz von Anhalt, 72, and son Marcus Prinz von Anhalt, 49.

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