Thursday, May 5, 2011
Zsa Zsa Gabor...hospitalzied for pneumonia! Feisty screen siren is tough!
Screen legend - Zsa Zsa Gabor - was rushed to the hospital yesterday when her personal physician determined that the feisty star was stricken with a serious bout of pneumonia.
According to the latest update from one of Ms. Gabor's handlers, the ailing film star has been having trouble breathing because of fluid in her lungs.
Apparently, the prognosis for recovery is poor, as medical staff engage in an all-out effort to literally save the screen siren's life.
In recent months, Ms. Gabor suffered through major health problems, which resulted in at least one surgery and the amputation of one leg.
The actress - famous for being famous - is the second oldest of three Gabor sisters.
One sister - Eva Gabor - was well-known to American audiences for a role she played in a popular TV sitcom (Green Acres) and for being a close friend and confidante of legendary talk-show host Merv Griffin.
Although it alleged that Eva and Merv were lovers, later the truth was revealed that Griffin was actually gay, and that Ms. Gabor was basically a "beard".
I met Zsa Zsa - a Hungarian-born actress - briefly on the set of Naked Gun 2 1/2 a few years ago.
In that off-the-wall big-budget comedy feature, Gabor took a poke at herself in a small cameo role.
I found Ms. Gabor to be charming and gracious.
Gabor was once married to Conrad Hilton and the union produced one daughter.
The flamboyant actress received acclaim for a role she played many years ago in John Huston's film bio of Toulouse-Lautrec titled "Moulin Rouge".
Gabor also landed a part in Orson Welles' classic "Touch of Evil".
By the way, tomorrow is the anniversary of Orson Welles' birthday (May 6th).
On the heels of the sad news, fans of Ms. Gabor are optimistic - no doubt - that she will once again pull through.
Get well soon, Zsa Zsa!