Zsa Zsa Gabor


Age: 99

Hungarian jet-setting actress and socialite who was the last of the glamorous Gabor sisters and helped to invent a new kind of fame out of multiple marriages (nine, including actor George Sanders and hotel magnate Conrad Hilton) and conspicuous wealth, who was the original hall-of-mirrors celebrity as famous for being famous (she is the great aunt of Paris Hilton and a spiritual matriarch to the Kardashians and other tabloid favorites) when she rose from beauty queen to millinionaire's wife to minor TV personality to minor film actress to major public character starting in the 1940's, who was a long-running hit nevertheless with no special talent, no hit TV series such as her sister Eva Gabor's Green Acres including her accent drenched in diamonds, her name synonmous with frivolity and camp as she winked and carried on about men, dahling, and the droll burdens of the idle rich, but who had been hospitalized repeatedly since she broke her right hip in July 2010 after a fall at her home when she already had to use a wheelchair after being partly paralyzed in a 2002 car accident and suffering a stroke in 2005, whose right leg was amputated in January 2011 because of gangrene and the left leg was also threatened.

Cause of Death: Heart attack

Born: February 6, 1917

Died: December 18, 2016

Los Angeles, California