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. cat


    August 31, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bert

      How old are you? 12? Have you seriously never heard of her?

      August 31, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Well, in his defense, she's been out of the public eye for decades and cat might be young.

      It happens. We're getting old.

      August 31, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred L. Fraud

      Cat – you are not too smart?

      August 31, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Natalie

      Well I'm only 28 and I definately know who she is!! You're not getting out much if you don't know who Zsa Zsa Gabor is!!

      August 31, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • TacoLady

      Why did you click on the link? Even if you don't know who she is I'm sure a simple google search would explain.

      August 31, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      @Natalie what does not knowing who an actress is have to do with "getting out"?

      Anywho. I have no idea who this is either. An actress for way back when it seems.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Natalie

      By "not getting out" I meant you must be living in a closet!

      August 31, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • bill

      Watch old tv series "grenn acres" on TV land
      Or look up on the tabliod of her slaping a police officer to find on

      August 31, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mastakilla

      You guys really think someones dumb because they havent heard of an actress? Sad.. you people are probably the same ones who support Palin and drive around broken-down Ford Pickup trucks

      August 31, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arnold Ziffel

      Bill, that was her sister, Eva on Green Acres.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Truth

      Bill, Green Acres started Eva Gabor, Zsa Zsa's younger sister.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tod

      To me, she will always be the wife in Green Acres.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Slim Shady

      Natile you really need to stop judging people, just because someone doesnt know who she is doesnt mean they dont get out much, besides she really isnt taht imprant or populr anyway

      August 31, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Truth

      Tod, she was never the wife in Green Acres. That was her sister Eva.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • has a brain

      Zsa Zsa was married to Paris's great grandfather, and had one daughter, who is actually Paris and Nikki's great aunt. So yes – all the comparisions are true, perhaps there is something in the Hilton wells that shrinks women's brains. Actually Zsa Zsa was an impressively smart woman, and a good actress. Paris could never come close – don't even try to compare the two.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • TacoLady


      It doesn't really matter if Cat knew who she was or not. You and Cat could both do a google search and you'll turn up 1000s of youtube videos and links. Most people who put these "who?" comments on death and sickness posts usually do so to be rude. If they cared they would look it up themselves.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • kay

      Not a reply to Cat. This lady is old, was beautiful, very intelligent, talented as an actress and had a great life, more so than most of us. I will miss her. The rest of you need to learn to spell.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • markglicken

      God Bless you, Zsa Zsa.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Unc. John

      The last 2 paragraphs EXPLAIN who she is. pretending to be stupid, what a concept.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liza Null

      "Greeeeen Acres is the place for me, faaaaaarrrrrmm living is the life for me, Land! Spreadin' out so far and wide! Darlin' please won't you gimme that countryside!" "Newwww York is where I'd rather stay! I.... get allergic from that burning hay! just ADORE a penthouse view... darling I love ya but gimme Park Avenue!" Now do you know who she is????

      August 31, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      well, if and when you are ever rushed to the hospital, I'm sure many a person will say "who"?

      August 31, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liza Null

      Oh, wait. Wrong Gabor. Nevah mind, dah-ling. Nevah mind.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      @Liza Null: That was her sister Eva, not Zsa Zsa.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ohsnap

      Bill, EVA Gabor (her sister) was on Green Acres, not Zsa Zsa.

      August 31, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • NRRQ

      are you kidding? anyone who owns a television should know who she is....

      August 31, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • tothestarz

      She's the Queen of Outer Space, and you will KNEEL before her magnificence!

      August 31, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • sarahOhio

      give the kid a break. The lady was 93 years old. I'm in my middle 20's and I don't even know who she is or was. Yes, a simple google search would do it but seriously people, chill out.

      August 31, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      seriously even if you don't know there is google

      August 31, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • C


      Don't feel bad concerning your comment, but I think you meant it as a something else. I am sure you know who she is, an arrogant and spoiled person who is really a narcissist. She is the one who slapped a police officer in the face who was just doing his job. If you or did that, we would have been tased, beaten, and faced prison time. She is one of those people in Hollywood who think they have a pass to everything in life just like Lohan, Hilton, and numerous others who have money. They get special treatment, and the rest of us are just a number. I agree, who is she, and why should she be treated any different that you and I.

      August 31, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buck

      Good riddance to the trollop!!

      August 31, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roger Ogilvy Thornhill

      Vot pulse dahling?

      August 31, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • paul wichert

      sending love to Zsa Zsa

      September 1, 2010 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  2. SSG

    Zsa Zsa is in her last days.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • jesus

      Hip surgery in folks over 85 usually spells maybe another 6 months of life at the most. She will be gone (dead) by week's end at the latest. She will always be remembered as the world's greatest housekeeper. Whenever she divorced, she always kept the house (Her owns words).

      August 31, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bull

      At 93 , how responsive do people want her to be.Just prop her up in her rocker.

      August 31, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Geri

    I will say a prayer for her and her family... this can't be easy for anyone....

    August 31, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • I'm alright

      I don't know......I seem to be doing okay.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • jesus

      I'm doing just fine too. Maybe it's just Zsa Zsa?

      August 31, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • MarciaMarcia

      I'm also taking it pretty well.

      August 31, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • wayne

      My sympathies to her husband, the Prince. He seems to be truly devoted to her.Even though he was her 9th husband , she hit the jackpot with him...The tears he showed while talking of her were genuine and his lover for her was just as genuine. She was a beautiful woman although strong willed for sure. As far as people knowing her, whould you believe I have met young people in their early 20's who don't now who John Wayne is. I am from Oklahoma and thatis almost a cardinal sin around this part of the country

      August 31, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mabel Schwartz

    She's famous only for being famous.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred L. Fraud

      Thank you for your insight.

      August 31, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      Are you a total idiot? She's been in movies since 1952. She's a Hollywood legend. You must be insane.

      August 31, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • ceno

      yeah, she was vapid well ahead of her time.

      August 31, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • james

      Mable youve become famous for being a uninformed freak...but have a nice day.

      August 31, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • TwM

      Green Acres !!!

      August 31, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • K.C.

      Mabel.That's simply not true. This lady worked in showbiz for years. We are not talking Paris Hilton here!

      August 31, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • lwh

      Green Acres was Eva Gabor, Zsa Zsa's sister.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hey you

      She was the Queen of Outerspace and guest starred on Gilligan's Island!

      August 31, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • SJP

      Well when you're dying hopefully people will pay you more respect then you are paying to her because that is just wrong. I don't know what happened to you but tak it out on someone else other than a little old lady...

      August 31, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      This is somewhat true. She did so some movies and broadway a VERY long time ago. However mostly what she has done over the last 50 years was guest apearances. To most of us that are still alive she is famous for being famous, but had a legit start. Also had 2 sisters who were both famous.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doogie

      Paris Hilton, this is your future.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pam

      Doogie – I would be shocked if Paris Hilton lived to be 93 years old, but she would be thrilled. I don't think your comment was the insult you thought.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. tothestarz

    NOOOOOO! Hang in there Zsa Zsa!

    August 31, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. LindaPP

    Poor Zsa Zsa. She did live a long life though.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • tothestarz

      She's not dead yet!

      August 31, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Buster Bloodvessel

    Hate to see her go, but what a wild life she's had. Think how much the world changed in the last fifty years . . .

    August 31, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. SoooooooMe

    Zsa Zsa, you've been a trooper through these past weeks. It is now time for you to go to The Light.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      I really wish we had euthanasia in this country and I could decide when to go. I'd hate to have to linger like this poor woman.

      August 31, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • EmbraceReality

      What light?

      August 31, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • jesus

      To The Light??? They're not going to stick a lightbulb in her face, Gee, let the old woman die with dignity. Play Mozart and dim the lights, don't make it brighter.

      August 31, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gordon Jump

      Remember when Prince Frederic Von Anhalt claimed to be the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby. THAT was classic! Where was Zsa Zsa then? Maybe she fell out of bed when he shoved her aside to make room for all of his outrageous claims and statements. See you hell, Dah-ling!

      August 31, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeffrey Reid

    Fred is challenged

    August 31, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff

    Godspeed Zsa Zsa

    August 31, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Kayla

    She's famous for much more than being famous. I am not very old, and I know exactly who she is. I hope that if she truly wants to leave this earth, that she does so peacefully. She has had such a full life.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. james

    Goodbye Zsa had a great life ! Glamorous and Rich Dahling .

    August 31, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa in KY

      Your's is the NICEST post here! What a wonder sentiment, really. I will jump on your bandwagon too. Goodbye Zsa Zsa! You lived a great life and you accomplished so much. I hope you enjoyed yourself! Love from KY

      August 31, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Harvey

      Ahh yes...the Gabor sisters.
      American royalty....

      August 31, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. alumette

    Maybe they just need to let her die in peace.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Yes, instead of beating her senseless like the article clearly says that someone is doing.

      August 31, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  14. The place to bee

    Well, the minute I heard she broke her hip at 93, I knew it was only a matter of time...and not much of it. Having had a hip replaced, it is a very traumatic thing even when at 93, it's a doom speller. She was always odd, but a good odd...wish they did more Green Acres on reruns these days.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      GREEN ACRES starred her sister, Eva, not Zsa Zsa.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • ScottyBudLite

      Green Acres was done by her sister Ava. Yes, I'm old enough to know first-hand. Cheers!

      August 31, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Be Quiet

      She wasn't on Green Acres, dummy. That was Eva Gabor.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Craig Shearer

    If I had read this article back in 1989, I would have said "Isn't she already dead?". Imagine how I feel about this article in 2010. Bottom line, I thought she had been dead for over 30 years.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buster Bloodvessel

      Craig Shearer is still alive? I thought he died ten years ago.

      August 31, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
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