August 31st, 2010
02:21 PM ET

Publicist: Zsa Zsa Gabor 'unresponsive,' rushed to hospital

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was rushed to the hospital after her husband found her "unresponsive" Tuesday morning, her publicist told CNN.

Gabor, 93, was taken by ambulance from her Bel Air, California, home to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where she had undergone hip replacement surgery earlier this summer, publicist John Blanchette said Tuesday.

She was hospitalized for several days earlier this month for complications relating to the surgery, he said.

Her husband, Prince Frederic Von Anhalt, was "very agitated" after calling for an ambulance Tuesday morning, he said.

Gabor had returned home from the hospital two weeks ago because she "wants to spend her final days at her home," Blanchette said at the time.

She spent three weeks in the hospital after breaking her hip in a fall from her bed on July 17.

She has been frail and "pretty much confined to a wheelchair" since a 2002 car accident, said Von Anhalt. The crash happened when the car in which she was riding with her hairdresser slammed into a light pole on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.

The glamorous Hungarian-born actress, the second of the three celebrated Gabor sisters, is most famous for her many marriages. Among her husbands was Oscar-winning actor George Sanders.

Her more prominent films include John Huston's 1952 Toulouse-Lautrec biopic, "Moulin Rouge;" "The Story of Three Loves" in 1953; "The Girl in the Kremlin" in 1957; and Orson Welles' 1958 classic, "Touch of Evil."

- CNN's Jack Hannah contributed to this report.

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  1. Patrizia

    It's sad to see someone who was so vibrant and beautiful as Ms. Gabor fading away. Unfortunately this is what it comes to when you reach your 90's. She will continue to fail and eventually a visit to the hospital will be her last. She gave much enjoyment to people in my mother and grandmother's generation and is well known no matter which generation you come from. I wish her and her husband peace in the final chapter of their lives. God Bless them both.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Misplaced Yankee

    It strikes me as odd the way being cool has changed. Once was the time, you were more cool the more you knew things. Now it's chic to be an ignoramus.
    "Celebrity dying? Who?"
    Yeah, that just reeks of cool swagger. So cool you get to judge who is and is not worth remembering.
    Trust me, kid. You ain't all that, and the people you impress with that posture will grow up and leave you behind.

    September 1, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. K.C.

    Why so mean?

    August 31, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Grow up

    Dixie you're a moron...

    August 31, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Paris

    Buck, you're a moron.

    August 31, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Buck

    Hey, you're a moron too. You posted the same comparison. Maybe mine was a little more harsh.

    August 31, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. AGeek

    Buck was just clearing up any inaccuracies or possible ambiguity. Totally the Paris Hilton of her day. Full of crap, not much talent, and thought she was better than others. (slap a cop, anyone?) Good riddance.

    August 31, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Garry

    Because they think it is cute to be mean and stupid....all it does is make them look more like a moron than they already are.

    August 31, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jcthinker

    Jealously in its least purest form. They will never have a life even one thousandth as meaningful and successful and as filled with people who love them as her life and they express their self loathing in this manner.

    August 31, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. sheppard

    and yet you teePee you can't figure out why the majority of folks think you are a bunch of heartless losers. You make that point over and over in your posts. Have you ever considered getting a life that isn't based on gravitating to the lowest common denominator?

    August 31, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Nazi Party

    Ahh yes Tea bag quiffs, turning America into Nazi Germany, one republican at a time. Keep up the good work, and don't forget to Goosestep down the streets freak.

    August 31, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. sheppard


    TeePee – my 'buddies' aren't in how business and I don't need to look up to them – but then I am not the one with uncontrollable need to behave like a moron every time I hit the key board. I thought you people were Christians? You certainly aren't showing any Christian behavior that I grew up with. One word for that – Hypocrite. Just continue on with your bashing of a sick 93 year old woman that you don't even know. Again – Have you ever considered getting a life that isn't based on gravitating to the lowest common denominator?

    August 31, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Nc

    versus a woman who might not have graduated high school – didn't even complete a full term as governor because SHE WANTED THE 7 MILLION DOLLAR BOOK DEAL....

    or would that be a president who took us to a fake-ass war?

    Which loser were you talking about?

    You KNOW NOTHING about these people that you are slamming....absolutely nothing.

    August 31, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |


    August 31, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Nazi Party

    Yeah....I bet you wish you could affect me, fortunately I live in the Best country in the planet – which isn't the United States of Arrogance.

    August 31, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
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