Eva Gabor was born on February 11, 1919 in Budapest, Hungary, the youngest of the fabled Gabor sisters. She arrived in the United States in the 1930s and appeared both in films and on Broadway in the 1950s. During the 1950s, she appeared in several "A"-movies including The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954), starring Elizabeth Taylor, and Artists and Models (1955), which featured Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
In 1953, she was gives her own television talk show, "The Eva Gabor Show" (1953). Throughout the rest of the 1950s and early 1960s, she appeared on television and in movies. She appeared on one episode of the mystery series "Justice" (1954), and was on the game show "What's My Line?" (1950) as the "mystery challenger". Her film appearances during this period include a remake of My Man Godfrey (1957), Gigi (1958) and It Started with a Kiss (1959).
However, she is best remembered as Lisa Douglas, the socialite turned farm wife on "Green Acres" (1965) with co-star Eddie Albert playing her attorney husband Oliver Wendell Douglas. Eva Gabor died at age 76 from respiratory failure and pneumonia and July 4, 1995 in Los Angeles, California.
|Frank Jameson||(21 September 1973 - 1983) (divorced)|
|Richard Brown||(4 October 1959 - 1972) (divorced)|
|Dr. John Williams||(8 April 1956 - 20 March 1957) (divorced)|
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|Dr. Erich Drimmer||(1939 - 1942) (divorced)|
She founded a wig company.
Credited with the quote "Marriage is too interesting an experiment to be tried only once."
Married and divorced five times. Eva's first husband, Dr. Erik Drimmer, was Greta Garbo's osteopath.
First of the Gabors to immigrate to America from Hungary.
Was both a cat and dog lover.
Was friends with Audrey Hepburn.
In November 1957, Eva was the landlady of actor Jim Backus - he sublet her New York City apartment.
The epitaph on her grave reads: Our darling Eva. We love you. You are in our hearts forever.
Following a bathtub fall while on vacation in Mexico, Gabor died later in Los Angeles from pneumonia and respiratory failure on July 4, 1995.
Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6614 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Was a staunch Republican.
I was the first actress in the family, and I am still the only actress in the family. I shouldn't be saying it, but it slipped out!
I ask myself more questions than Hamlet as I ponder which shoes to wear.
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
All any girl needs, at any time in history, is simple velvet and basic diamonds.
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