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 |
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