Zsa Zsa Gabor Hospitalized Following Elizabeth Taylor"s Death
Word of legendary actress and friend Elizabeth Taylor”s death upset Zsa Zsa Gabor so much that she had to be hospitalized with high blood pressure. According to her publicist John Blanchette, Gabor, upon hearing the news on television, replied, “Oh, Jane Russell and Liz Taylor — I”m next.”
The 94-year-old Hungarian actress has been plagued with health problems for some time. She was rushed to the hospital with a blood clot late last year. Then, months later, a lesion from an infected bone forced doctors to amputate part of her right leg. In March, she was rushed to the hospital again when blood flow to her left leg stopped, but she refused a second surgery to amputate it.
Gabor”s comment stemmed from the superstition that celebrity deaths occur in threes, but Blanchette scoffed at the implication, saying, “She”s not going to be the third.”
Gabor became famous for roles in film and television including “Moulin Rouge” and “Matinee Theater,” but, like Taylor, became infamous for her string of marriages. She was once married to hotel magnate Conrad Hilton and admitted she had an affair with her stepson Nicky Hilton when he was 17 and she was still married to his father. Nicky went on to become Taylor”s first husband.
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