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Zsa Zsa Gabor on powerful antibiotics as doctors try to save her leg

Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1965 Zsa Zsa Gabor is still being treated with powerful antibiotics at an L.A. hospital as doctors try to avoid amputating part of her infected right leg to prevent the spread of gangrene.

Gabor, who was taken back to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Sunday after reportedly spending New Year's Eve at home for her traditional celebration of Champagne and caviar, got the first dose in a two-day treatment Monday, L.A. Now said.

It would be "two or three days" before a decision could be made on whether the actress' leg could be saved, husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt said Monday. Her leg had become infected and swelled, turning gangrenous, he said.

Amputation would obviously be dangerous for a person of Gabor's age, publicist John Blanchette said, but a successful operation could add a few years to her life. The Hungarian-born glamour girl, now 93, was said to be weak but alert.

Gabor has faced health struggles, including blood clots, since she had successful hip replacement surgery in July after breaking bones on her right side in a fall.

Her recovery has also included some family drama and conflicting reports on her condition. Daughter Francesca Hilton said late Tuesday through her publicist, Edward Lozzi, that she had yet to hear an official report from the doctors at UCLA Medical Center.

Zsa Zsa, the middle sister between the late Magda and Eva Gabor, is perhaps best known for her proto-celebrity glamour, "dahlink"; her career in film and TV; and her marriages -- seven of which ended in divorce, and one that was annulled after only one day. She has been married to Von Anhalt since 1986.

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-- Christie D'Zurilla

Reuters was used in compiling this report.

Photo: Zsa Zsa Gabor at a restaurant in Munich, Germany, on Sept. 1, 1965. Credit: European Pressphoto Agency

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Zsa Zsa Gabor rushed to hospital for partial leg amputation

 

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Zsa Zsa Gabor is back in the hospital to have part of her leg amputated, her publicist said Sunday.

Doctors examined a growing blood clot in Gabor's leg Sunday and recommended the partial amputation, publicist John Blanchette told the Associated Press. The lesion had grown from 1 inch to 12 inches, a rep told Gossip Cop.

[Updated, 10:50 p.m.: Doctors feared gangrene could set in, presenting additional health risks, Blanchette told L.A. Now.]

Prince Frederick von Anhalt told TMZ that he'd called a private ambulance to take his wife back to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for what doctors told him was a life-saving measure.

The 93-year-old Hungarian actress and socialite's health has been touch and go since she broke her hip on July 17 while reaching to answer the telephone. Despite successful hip surgery on July 19, she had last rites administered by a priest Aug. 15.

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-- Christie D'Zurilla

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Top photo: Zsa Zsa Gabor in February 1994. Credit: Istvan Bajzat / EPA

 

 


PREACH IT! Zsa Zsa Gabor, Act II

Zsa-zsa-and-francesca Whip out the false eyelashes, put on your best leopard-print stole and let the daahhhhh-links roll of your tongue, for it is time to channel our inner Zsa Zsa Gabor. Gabor has proven a more resilient paprika dumpling than the press first expected; over the last several weeks, she’s survived several near-death health scares, one of which was so dire that she even reportedly requested extreme unction.

However, the biggest pain in Gabor’s life seems to be coming from her family.

In one corner: Francesca Hilton, Gabor’s sometimes-estranged daughter. In the other: the actress' German husband, Frederic von Anhalt. Hilton has blasted Von Anhalt, accusing him of using Gabor's precarious situation to stage publicity stunts.

"Francesca is not pleased with ... the care of her mother," read a statement issued by Hilton earlier this week. "It is not certain what kind of care and security she is receiving. None of that seems to be in effect, especially after the circus atmosphere two weeks ago upon her return home in an unnecessary motorcade organized for the press by her husband."

Von Anhalt, for his part, insists he wants to keep things classy; he announced this week that he hopes to plasticize his wife’s body after she dies.

"My wife has always dreamed that her beauty would be immortal," Von Anhalt said. "I would like to show the plastinated body of Zsa Zsa Gabor in the context of a scene in one of her films."

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Zsa Zsa Gabor rushed back to hospital [Update: Condition not life-threatening]

6a00d8341c630a53ef013486311835970c-pi[1] Zsa Zsa Gabor was rushed back to the hospital Tuesday after she was found "unresponsive," L.A. Now reports.

[Updated, 4:10 p.m.: Gabor's daughter, Constance Francesca Hilton, has released a statement through spokesman Edward Lozzi saying that her mother is stable and not in a life-threatening situation. "Reports of my mother's passing are hurtful and unprofessional."

Spokesman John Blanchette told TMZ that he hoped Gabor, who was taken to the hospital in a private ambulance, would be released Tuesday night.]

Gabor received last rites from a priest on Aug. 15 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and has been at home since Aug. 16 after declining further treatment. The actress first entered the hospital after breaking a hip in a fall from her bed the night of July 17.

Her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, called 911 on Tuesday to summon the ambulance, he told TMZ.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Zsa Zsa Gabor at Orly Airport in Paris on May 2, 1955. Credit: Associated Press

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Zsa Zsa Gabor returns to the hospital two days after coming home to Bel-Air

Zsa-zsa-at-orly Zsa Zsa Gabor, who came home from the hospital Wednesday, has returned to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, L.A. Now reports.

Husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt called an ambulance to their Bel-Air home on Friday because the actress had complications of an unknown nature, spokesman John Blanchette said.

Constance Francesca Hilton, Gabor's daughter, had expressed her happiness regarding her mom's return home Wednesday. "It's been a long ride and I have cherished the time I have had to spend with my mother whose strength and will to live has astonished us all," she said through her publicist. Paparazzi managed to get shots that day of the 93-year-old glamour girl in the back of the ambulance.

Gabor, who has been partially paralyzed since a car accident in 2002, and suffered a stroke in 2005, broke her hip July 17 in a fall from her bed. Hip replacement surgery July 19 was deemed a success, but earlier this week, she was dealing with an infection, which Hilton said was being treated with "appropriate antibiotics."

On Friday, Hilton was "extremely upset about this and is trying to race over to the hospital," her spokesman told the Beverly Hills Courier.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Zsa Zsa Gabor at Orly Airport in Paris on May 2, 1955. Credit: Associated Press

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Zsa Zsa Gabor will stay hospitalized to fight infection [Updated]

Zsa-zsa-in-black Zsa Zsa Gabor has contracted an infection and won't be coming home from the hospital Monday as had been hoped, her publicist said Monday.

[Updated, 10:35 p.m.: Constance Francesca Hilton, Zsa Zsa's daughter, issued a statement late Monday: "My mother is very strong. I am amazed. This is one more setback that is real this time. Although this is not a serious infection, the doctors have her on the appropriate antibiotics. The outpouring of concern and good wishes for my mother is shown with messages coming in from around the world. My mother is aware and knows so many are thinking of her."]

The actress has been at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center since she broke her hip July 18. Hip replacement surgery done the next day was successful, according to Gabor's husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, but since then the actress' condition has been a matter of some debate. He told ET Online on July 29 that Gabor was having a feeding tube put in.

An Associated Press call to Von Anhalt on Monday was not immediately returned.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor in Germany in 1994. Credit: Istvan Bajzat / EPA

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Zsa Zsa Gabor's condition uncertain as daughter contradicts husband

6a00d8341c630a53ef0133f265b874970b-pi[1] Zsa Zsa Gabor, who's been recovering from hip replacement surgery performed Monday, is either in critical condition and "not looking good," or "responsive" and "going strong," depending on which family member you believe.

Gabor's husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, said Friday that his wife, while not in a coma, was not responsive. 

"The doctors want to observe her over the weekend to make sure her condition improves, but right now it is not looking good," Von Anhalt said.

Gabor's publicist added that the actress, believed to be 93, may have suffered a stroke, and was "vacant," Gossip Cop reports.

Daughter Constance Francesca Hilton contradicted that later Friday in a statement to Reuters: "She is not in a coma. She is not on any kind of death watch. She is responsive and on medications. All vital signs are still going strong, and she is talking."

Gabor is at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Zsa Zsa Gabor in November 1992. Credit: Fred Prouser / Reuters

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Zsa Zsa Gabor hip surgery successful, her husband says

Gabor-1992 Zsa Zsa Gabor's hip replacement surgery was a success, her husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt said Monday.

The 3 1/2-hour procedure was necessary after the actress suffered broken bones on her right side in a fall from her bed onto a hardwood floor Saturday night. 

Von Anhalt, a candidate in the state's gubernatorial race, said at a press conference Monday that despite having been contacted by news outlets regarding planned debates, he will "put [the campaign] in the closet" for a while if his wife's condition doesn't improve sufficiently.

Wearing one of his campaign's bright red hats, he said he will "stay in the hospital as long as she is in the hospital ... that's more important than being governor of California."

The couple have been together "so long, almost 24 years, we are glued to each other," he said.

He noted that it was fortunate she'd fallen on her right side, as her right leg was the one that had previously been damaged. Gabor has been partially paralyzed since 2002, when a car driven by her hairdresser hit a pole on Sunset Boulevard; she suffered a stroke in 2005.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Zsa Zsa Gabor in November 1992. Credit: Fred Prouser / Reuters

Hollywood Star Walk

A new Times database puts readers on the sidewalks of Hollywood, using more than a century of archives to track the lives of the stars, including glamor gals like Zsa Zsa Gabor, recent Oscar winners Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock, and recent honorees Dennis Hopper, Russell Crowe and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

 


Zsa Zsa Gabor hospitalized after breaking hip in fall [Updated]

Zsa-zsa-gabor Zsa Zsa Gabor is in the hospital Sunday after breaking her hip in a fall from bed Saturday night, LA Now reports.

Gabor, who was watching TV in bed at her Bel-Air home, fell and broke several bones while reaching to answer the phone. Her husband, Prince Frederic Van Anhalt, told CNN that she'll need surgery, possibly on Sunday.

[Updated at 8:21 a.m., July 19: Gabor's hip replacement surgery was scheduled for 6 a.m. Monday. A news conference is scheduled for noon, CNN reports.

"My mother is not in critical condition or at death's door," daughter Constance Francesca Hilton told L.A. Now in a statement Monday. "She was on the phone in the hospital ... while having lunch.]

"It's a complicated thing," Von Anhalt said. "It was an accident. And she is not that young anymore."

Zsa Zsa, the middle sister between the late Magda and Eva Gabor, is perhaps best known for her proto-celebrity glamour, "dahlink"; her career in film and TV; and her marriages -- seven of which ended in divorce, and one that was annulled after only one day.

Gabor, who is believed to be 93, married Von Anhalt in August 1986. 

Zsa Zsa is "fragile," her publicist told LA Now, but "she’s still very bright -- she still makes me laugh. Her faculties are intact, but her body’s failing her."

Gabor is at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Zsa Zsa Gabor holds a beaded purse removed from a 30-year-old trunk containing items that belonged to Marilyn Monroe on April 10, 1996, at Planet Hollywood in Beverly Hills. Credit: Kim Kulish / AFP / Getty Images

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Prince Frederic von Anhalt, why have you forsaken us??? [Updated]

Anhalt spirits Just when we thought there was a shred of hope left for California -- the unthinkable hits.

The secretary of state's office has released its certified list of candidates for the June gubernatorial primary and -- shocking shock! -- Prince Frederic von Anhalt, a.k.a. Mr. Zsa Zsa Gabor, isn't on it.

~~ Insert super-shocked face here. Followed by super-sad face. Followed by "What's next on TV?" face. ~~

And we had such confidence that Von A's affection for legalizing vice and taxing it would be the magic that got this wacky state back on track. It made perfect sense that it was "time for a GERMAN-AMERICAN to lead the state." We wanted to believe that the man who told us he fathered Anna Nicole Smith's baby would tell us that Daddy was home and everything was going to be better soon. 

California needed a governor who fully and publicly supported the use of Viagra.

Alas, it's back to the drawing board, kids. [Updated at 9:37 a.m.: Or maybe it's not! Wipe away those tears and read below!] Psst -- nobody rush to tell the pro-pot voters, OK? Let them enjoy the moment just a bit longer.

[Updated at 9:37 a.m.: We Californians can cling to our shred of royal hope just a bit longer -- commenter Richard Winger points out that this list is only for the partisan primaries in June, and that as an independent candidate, Von Anhalt is not involved. Which clearly changes everything about the prince's gubernatorial run.]

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Frederic von Anhalt arrives at Film Independent's Spirit Awards in Los Angeles on March 5. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images 

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