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. Aaron

    As tasteless as this joke is, it has to be said....

    I read the headline that Zsa Zsa was found unresponsive. My first thought was 'botox will do that to you.'

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

      Actually, mine was, where was the cop she slapped?

      August 31, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. PPM

    What is wrong with all of you she's dead she is no more leave her alone! All of you who have mean things to say are DISGUSTING and I hope you find other ways to get attention that saying things about people that have noway to say anything back! Or maybe just GROW UP and stop talking about people maybe you'll get some friends... that actually like you.

    August 31, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Wilson

    Geez...she is older than Betty White. Who would have thought that?

    August 31, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Hunter

    Tea Party = mean conservative with no thoughts except his money and what will benefit him and to hell with everyone else!

    August 31, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. JM

    The Gabor sisters were the Kardashian sisters of their day... famous for being famous (and beautiful), but without any apparent talent.

    August 31, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Peter Griffin

    She dead.

    August 31, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tea party


      August 31, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kaitlyn

    Tea party. I NEVER threw anyone under the bus. And yes, I'll vote for Obama again and the next time it will be because of jerks and tea partiers like you. Why would I want to support ANYTHING you have to do with. Bet you don't have anything else to do but post nasty remarks that are so lame. Hope you sleep well at night. Or better yet, you should sleep with one eye open. Did anyone ever tell you to just go to bed and go to sleep? Better think about it next time!

    August 31, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tea party

      Kaithlyn , sorry you lost me on that post...How is hope and change going for you lately? ....Pookie will need your vote ...better cash your unemplment check and save some funds..

      August 31, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. sheppard

    Louie – are you not smart enough to find the Caps Lock button? Obviously you can't spell and have not mastered proper grammar and punctuation, but the key to turn off the Caps is the left side of your key board. Maybe you could find a 6th grader to help you. And you vote................ scary.

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


      August 31, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • IMHO

      Don't worry. Louie's remarks will subside shortly. It's a school night and he still has to finish his homework.

      August 31, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      You're right, IMHO. It has got to be bed times for the elementary schoolers in FL anytime now.....

      Oh – finally a reason for teePeer! From TX.... should have guess that one!

      August 31, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Justin

    Anything for a little attention. She's in the hospital, she's out, she's in, she's out. She's going to keep doing this until someone gives her a reality TV show. I can smell this a mile away. It reeks of balloon boy.
    LOL. God speed Zsazsa.

    August 31, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sara Wood

    AUGUST 31, 2010

    August 31, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. A

    Is she like a Paris Hilton's "could-be-mother"?

    August 31, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dollhouse

    Mike 3:53, then perhaps it would behoove you to do some research before commenting and then having to defend yourself. You could have just looked up Gabor before commenting.

    August 31, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Tea party

    China is by far the most productive...

    August 31, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jan Strnad

    I don't understand the hatred and mean-spiritedness of many of these comments. People baffle and dismay me sometimes.

    Zsa Zsa Gabor was a Hollywood icon for many years. Her main acting success actually pre-dates my adulthood, but I knew who she was nonetheless as she played her celebrity for all it was worth, always with a sense of humor and self-awareness.

    My favorite Zsa Zsa quote: "I'm a great housekeeper. I get married, I get divorced, I keep the house."

    The comparisons with Paris Hilton are way off. Paris Hilton is a pale and vapid imitation of The Real Thing, Zsa Zsa Gabor, as Jayne Mansfield to Marilyn Monroe (of whom some of the commenters will also say, "Who?").

    August 31, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. THEEsasidechick

    i love reading posts from the people ripping folks for not knowing who Zsa Zsa was. My favorite was "she was on Green Acres". Apparently, they didn't know her to well, either. EVA Gabor was on Green Acres.

    August 31, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
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