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Monday, December 19, 2016

Remembering Zsa Zsa Gabor 1917 - 2016

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, who died Sunday at age 99, received a Special Achievement Golden Globe Award for being the "Most Glamorous Actress" of 1958. She was crowned Miss Hungary in 1936, and she made her film debut in the 1952 musical, Lovely to Look At. Other movie credits include We're Not Married (1952), Moulin Rouge (1952), Lili (1953), 3 Ring Circus (1954), Death of a Scoundrel (1956), The Girl in the Kremlin (1957), The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1958), Touch of Evil (1958), Queen of Outer Space (1958), For the First Time (1959), Picture Mommy Dead (1966), Arrivederci, Baby! (1966), Up the Front (1972) and The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991).

Gabor also made many television guest appearances, including a 1981 stint as Lydia Marlowe on the CBS daytime soap opera, As the World Turns. And in 1970, she made her Broadway debut in the comedy, Forty Carats.

The actress had nine husbands, including hotelier Conrad Hilton (1942-47) and actor George Sanders (1949-54). And she had two sisters, actresses Eva (TV's Green Acres) and Magda (who was also married to Mr. Sanders for 32 days in 1970).

Below I've selected some videos to celebrate Zsa Zsa Gabor's life and career.

She starred in the 1952 British drama, Moulin Rouge, directed by John Huston (her singing voice was dubbed by Muriel Smith).

She was the Mystery Guest on What's My Line? on March 29, 1953 (at 17:18).

She played herself on the CBS sitcom, Mister Ed, on January 28, 1962.

She was interviewed by host Hans Conried on the syndicated comedy series, Fractured Flickers, on January 23, 1964.

She was the guest host of the ABC variety series, Shindig!, on October 14, 1965.

She played socialite Erika Tiffany-Smith on Gilligan's Island on December 30, 1965.

She played "Special Guest Villain" Minerva in the last episode of Batman on March 14, 1968.

She appeared on the CBS game show, Tattletales, with her sixth husband, designer Jack Ryan, and Joan Collins in July 1975.

She was a guest on Late Night with David Letterman on November 3, 1983, and February 11, 1987, and she ate drive-thru fast food in a memorable appearance on Late Show with David Letterman on May 13, 1994.

She was a guest on The Dame Edna Experience on October 3, 1987.

She was a guest on The Arsenio Hall Show on July 25, 1989, and February 2, 1994.

She made her Hungarian Chicken Recipe on the ABC daytime talk show, The Home Show, on April 1, 1991.

She appeared in her own workout video, It's Simple, Darling, in 1993.

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