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Hungarian-American actress Zsa Zsa Gabor dies

19 December 2016

Hollywood star Zsa Zsa Gabor has died at the age of 99, after suffering a heart attack.

Born in Budapest in 1917, she emigrated to the USA in 1941 and had her first Hollywood leading role in 1952 with Moulin Rouge (dir. John Huston).

Despite appearing in over 70 films, and becoming something of a cult figure for her roles in 1950s B-movies such as Queen of Outer Space (1958, dir. Edward Bernds), she was arguably better known for her extravagant celebrity lifestyle. She was married nine times, including to Barbie doll creator Jack Ryan and to Conrad Hilton, founder of the Hilton hotel chain.

Gabor died at her home in Los Angeles yesterday, after surviving strokes in 2005 and 2007, and suffering an infection in 2011 that saw her right leg partially amputated.

Source: BBC News