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Zsa Zsa Gabor's daughter Francesca Hilton seeks conservatorship

Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1962

Zsa Zsa Gabor's daughter on Tuesday filed a petition requesting an independent conservatorship be set up to watch out for the health and money interests of her mother.

Currently, the onetime glamour girl's affairs are tended to by her husband, Frederic Von Anhalt, who for years has been at odds with his wife's daughter, Constance Francesca Gabor Hilton.

"What Ms. Hilton is seeking here is for the court to make sure that Zsa Zsa’s best interests are not being sacrificed for the selfish interests of anyone involved in Zsa Zsa’s life," her attorney Kenneth W. Kossoff said Tuesday in a statement.

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"Having the court supervise Zsa Zsa's care and finances will serve to ensure that Zsa Zsa's interests are being protected by whoever is in charge of her person and estate –- whether Ms. Hilton, von Anhalt or an independent third party appointed by the court," Kossoff said.

According to a statement released by Hilton's rep, she has been waiting for more than a year for reports pertaining to her mother's physical and financial health, hoping Van Anhalt "had Zsa Zsa’s interests at heart."

However, "having just recently learned that he took out a $700,000 loan, and that there was a notice of default recorded against the property in late February 2012 because he apparently has not been paying Zsa Zsa’s mortgage payment, it became clear to Francesca that if she did not seek to protect her mother, no one else would."

Von Anhalt recently made headlines when he threw a 95th birthday party for his ailing wife, whose health has been in decline in recent years, especially since a July 2010 fall from bed in which she broke her right hip; after a hip replacement, that injury ultimately resulted in partial amputation of her right leg.

"He's basically taken my mother away from me," Hilton told CNN last year. Von Anhalt is Gabor's ninth husband.

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Photo: Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1962. Credit: Associated Press


Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband throws her a 95th birthday party

Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1952

Zsa Zsa Gabor turned 95 on Monday, and her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, made sure to throw her a party.

It was a party Gabor didn't exactly attend: She remained in bed behind closed doors and was presented a chocolate cake by her husband, who paraded it for the guests and said it was a gift from chef Wolfgang Puck.

"Larry King talked to her," Von Anhalt told ABC News. “He touched her hand, and she looked at him and was happy and smiled. Larry King was singing happy birthday — it doesn’t get better than that. Larry King singing happy birthday!"

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Von Anhalt told ABC that about 130 people attended the party, while the Associated Press reported "a few dozen guests" sipping champagne and mingling quietly, surrounded by pictures of Zsa Zsa from her glamour-girl days. On one table was a framed letter that read, "The Consulate General of Hungary in Los Angeles sincerely congratulates Zsa Zsa Gabor on the occasion of her 95th birthday. We wish you many more years!"

A pianist and singer were on hand, along with German-themed food and a towering white cake for guests topped with strawberries and decorated with hearts and the letters "ZZ" on each tier.

"She's hanging in, she's enjoying the flowers and the presents," Von Anhalt told ABC. "She's smiling, she doesn't talk very much, but she knows what's going on."

Gabor has struggled with worsening health problems since a July 2010 fall from bed led to a hip replacement; she later had part of her right leg amputated to prevent the spread of gangrene, and has been rushed to the hospital frequently to deal with complications related to her feeding tube.

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Photo: Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1952. Credit: Los Angeles Times


Zsa Zsa Gabor: More surgery may be needed, rep says

Zsa Zsa Gabor circa 1940

Zsa Zsa Gabor may be facing surgery yet again after complications developed around a feeding tube the socialite and actress had surgically replaced over the weekend.

Gabor's husband, Prince Frederick von Anhalt, said Monday that an operation done Sunday had been a success, and that his wife was "recovering nicely" and looking at heading home midweek. By Tuesday, however, there were concerns that the new tube might not be secure and that another infection could occur, representative John Blanchette told L.A. Now.

After losing consciousness Saturday, Gabor had been rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The 94-year-old -- who has been in and out of the hospital frequently since breaking her left hip in a fall from bed in July 2010 -- was battling a fever and suffering bleeding around the existing feeding tube. Doctors had expressed "guarded optimism" on Sunday before the surgery, Blanchette said.

The socialite has faced serious health issues since being injured in a 2002 car accident and suffering a stroke in 2005, with her various concerns only intensifying after her hip replacement.

Gabor's right leg was amputated above the knee in January to prevent the spread of gangrene. Problems with the feeding tube sent Gabor to the hospital in May as well, and at that time, her husband lowered the asking price on her Bel-Air home, saying the upkeep combined with his wife's medical bills was too much. In July, he spent a reported $68,000 on a billboard as a 25th anniversary gift to his wife, then in August sparked controversy as he bragged about his anniversary party and included at least a few details -- for instance, about Spago -- that seemed to have been exaggerated. 

"Spago is neither providing a cake or any cuisine for this event whatsoever," Spago co-owner Barbara Lazaroff said in a statement. "I fully support Zsa Zsa’s daughter Francesca Hilton in her quest to have visitation rights to see her mother and to receive independent evaluation of Zsa Zsa’s mental and physical health.” 

Hilton and Von Anhalt have had a battle of the publicists going on since Gabor's fall, with Hilton's frequently contradicting Von Anhalt's dramatic and dire versions of events.

Last week, Von Anhalt declared his intention to run for mayor of Los Angeles. He'd pulled his name out of the race for California governor in late July 2010, after Gabor's hip replacement.

Drama aside, the Ministry sends its best wishes to a woman who helped define the idea of the "glamour girl."

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Photo: Zsa Zsa Gabor in her home country, Hungary, circa 1940. Credit: European Pressphoto Agency.



Zsa Zsa Gabor rushed to hospital after losing consciousness

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Zsa Zsa Gabor is back in the hospital after losing consciousness at her Bel Air home.

The Hungarian actress has also been fighting a high fever and bleeding from a tube in her stomach, says her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt. Paramedics rushed her to UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center for treatment.

Gabor, 94, broke her left hip in July 2010 while trying to reach for the telephone and has been in and out of the hospital ever since. In January she had most of her right leg amputated due to an infection, which the doctors feared would cost the actress her life.

Her right leg had been previously damaged; she was using a wheelchair after a car accident in 2002 and a stroke in 2005. The actress and socialite received last rites from a priest in August.

Von Anhalt, who announced he was running for mayor of Los Angeles on Thursday, was in the hospital just last month after being hit by a car in Beverly Hills. The 68-year-old socialite had to be treated for cuts to his hip and hands, but did not press charges against the driver.   

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Photo: Zsa Zsa Gabor at the 1960 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles. Credit: Archive.


Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt hit by car

Prince Frederic von Anhalt was hit by a car in Beverly Hills 
Prince Frederic von Anhalt is on the mend after being hit by a car Friday in Beverly Hills. Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband had to be hospitalized and treated for cuts to his hip and hands, and doctors tried to determine if his leg was broken.

The socialite was on his way to a bank near Camden Drive and Brighton Way when a car allegedly drove up from an underground parking garage and hit him.

TMZ reported that the 68-year-old may have been jaywalking, but Reuters stated that Beverly Hills police arrested the driver. Von Anhalt’s spokesman told Reuters he doesn’t want to press charges and "just wants to go home and be with his wife.”

The accident comes just weeks after Gabor and Von Anhalt celebrated their 25-year anniversary with a house party in Los Angeles, as reported in L.A. Now. Von Anhalt also invited all of L.A. to toast the couple on a billboard on Sunset Boulevard that read, "Prince Frederic & Princess Zsa Zsa: 25 years and counting. August 14th -- please celebrate with us." Of her nine marriages, this one has been Gabor's longest.

Gabor, 94, has suffered major health problems stemming from a broken hip and was forced to have part of her leg amputated in January.

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Photo: Prince Frederic von Anhalt at home in Bel-Air. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times.


Zsa Zsa Gabor hit with pneumonia, new rumor about husband's baby plan

Zsa Zsa Gabor was hospitalized with pneumoniaZsa Zsa Gabor was hospitalized this week for treatment of pneumonia, according to her rep.

The decision to take the 94-year-old to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center by ambulance Wednesday afternoon was made by her doctor after a regular exam at her home. A similar regular exam in March resulted in Gabor being hospitalized for blood-flow problems in her left leg.

"She's having trouble breathing," publicist John Blanchette told CNN. "They're trying to save her life right now, getting the fluids off her lungs."

Gabor, 94, has struggled with health problems for years, most recently experiencing multiple complications after a July 2010 fall in which she broke her left hip and other bones. The actress' right leg was amputated above the knee in January to prevent the spread of gangrene.

While hospitalized in March, she declined a recommendation to have her left leg amputated, opting instead to return home.

In the meantime, Gabor's husband, Prince Frederick Von Anhalt, was up to his usual quiet life. A lunch Monday with Pamela Bach, David Hasselhoff's ex-wife, resulted in midweek reports that Bach had offered to act as a surrogate or egg donor or both, if Von Anhalt were to ask. In April, the 67-year-old publicly floated the idea of finally having a baby with his bedridden wife, using artificial insemination and a surrogate.

Bach's reps countered, telling TMZ, "We refuse to acknowledge the delusional ramblings of this man who clearly has done nothing more than plant a fictional tale in a desperate attempt for attention. Our sympathy to Ms. Gabor who is an innocent victim of his shenanigans."

Even if Bach had offered, a reproductive specialist already explained to CNN last month why the "prince" might not be able to get what he wants: Ethical issues including age, health and consent would scare away any credible fertility clinic, according to Dr. Dan Shapiro of Reproductive Biology Associates of Atlanta.

"This is not a reasonable request," Shapiro told CNN. "This is not a childless family seeking to family-build."

Gabor's daughter Constance Francesca Hilton seemed to agree after hearing Von Anhalt's plan in April, telling CNN, "That's just weird."

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Photo: Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1990. Credit: Los Angeles Times

 

 


Zsa Zsa Gabor declines surgery to amputate left leg, will head home again

Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1952 This post has been updated. See the note below for details.

Zsa Zsa Gabor was to be released from the hospital again Friday, her publicist told the Associated Press, after declining doctors' recommendation that she have surgery to amputate her remaining left leg.

Her husband, Prince Frederic Von Anhalt, said she is on medication and without surgery has "a 50-50 chance" of surviving for another year.

Gabor, 94, was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Wednesday after her personal doctor detected no blood flow in her left leg (he was on a routine weekly visit). Her right leg was amputated above the knee in January to prevent the spread of gangrene, part of a long run of health troubles the midcentury glamour girl has had since breaking her left hip in a fall in July. 

The last surviving Gabor sister -- Eva passed away in 1995, Magda in 1997 -- requested and received last rites in August.

Updated 1:17 p.m. March 4: This photograph that appears with this post has been changed from what was originally published. For an explanation about that decision, see comments.

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Photo: Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1952. Credit: Los Angeles Times



Zsa Zsa Gabor hospitalized with blood-flow problems in left leg

Zsa Zsa Gabor has circulation problems in her remaining leg. Zsa Zsa Gabor was taken to the emergency room shortly before noon Thursday after her doctor detected a problem with blood flow in her left leg during a regular weekly exam.

Gabor's personal doctor detected no blood flow in the leg, her husband, Prinz Frederic Von Anhalt, told L.A. Now.

The actress and socialite turned 94 on Super Bowl Sunday. Her right leg was amputated above the knee on  Jan. 14 to prevent the spread of gangrene. Gabor has been in and out of the hospital repeatedly with complications following surgery to replace her left hip, which she broke along with other bones in a July 2010 fall from bed. She suffered a stroke in 2005 and has been partially paralyzed since a 2002 car accident.

And in the insult-to-injury department, the Bel-Air mansion shared by the couple was burglarized early Sunday, with Von Anhalt estimating the value of missing items -- art, statues, cameras -- at $100,000.

"My wife was very upset about the statues. She was crying," he told L.A. Now on Monday. "What can I say, I don't know if she knew what was going on, but it upset her very much."

Dealilng with the burglary kept him from several parties held after Sunday's Academy Awards, he said.

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Photo: Zsa Zsa Gabor in January 1993. Credit: Curt Wilcott / Associated Press.

 


Zsa Zsa Gabor back to hospital after spitting up blood

Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1988 Zsa Zsa Gabor has again been rushed back to the hospital, this time with internal bleeding suspected after she spit up blood following breakfast Tuesday morning, L.A. Now reports.

Gabor, whose right leg was amputated above the knee Jan. 14, had trouble recognizing husband Prince Frederic Von Anhalt or her doctors over the weekend, her publicist John Blanchette said.

The 93-year-old actress and socialite's condition was not known at midday Tuesday, according to L.A. Now. She has been getting care at Ronald Reagan-UCLA Medical Center.

Gabor has faced a series of medical challenges since breaking her left hip in a fall in July. She had hip replacement surgery on July 19. The partial amputation of her right leg came after an infection on the leg wouldn't heal, and doctors feared the life-threatening spread of gangrene.

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Photo: Zsa Zsa Gabor rides her Tennessee Walking horse Silver Fox in the 1988 Huntington Beach Fourth of July Parade. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times.


Zsa Zsa Gabor's right leg amputated above the knee

Zsa Zsa Gabor has most of her right leg amputated Zsa Zsa Gabor had most of her right leg successfully amputated Friday, not quite two weeks after she was hospitalized with an infected lesion that doctors feared would cost the actress her life.

Calling off an initial Jan. 2 rush to amputate, doctors began treating Gabor with powerful antibiotics in an attempt to save her leg. The wound wouldn't heal, publicist John Blanchette said Friday, which meant amputation was necessary to prevent the spread of gangrene. Gabor's husband, Prince Frederic Von Anhalt, gave permission a week ago for the surgery to take place.

Gabor, 93, has been in and out of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles since breaking her left hip and other bones in a fall in July. She had hip replacement surgery at that time.

In the Friday surgery, about three-quarters of Gabor's right leg was removed, starting just above the knee, according to TMZ.

Her right leg had been previously damaged; she was using a wheelchair after a car accident in 2002 and a stroke in 2005. The actress and socialite received last rites from a priest in August.

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Photo: Zsa Zsa Gabor in an undated publicity photo. Credit: Reuters.

 

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