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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 11 February 1919Budapest, Hungary
Date of Death 4 July 1995Los Angeles, California, USA  (respiratory failure due to complications of food poisoning)
Height 5' 2½" (1.59 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ray Hamel

Spouse (5)

Frank Jameson (21 September 1973 - 1983) (divorced)
Richard Brown (4 October 1959 - 14 November 1972) (divorced)
Dr. John Williams (8 April 1956 - 20 March 1957) (divorced)
Charles Isaacs (27 September 1943 - 2 April 1949) (divorced)
Dr. Erich Drimmer (1939 - 1942) (divorced)

Trivia (15)

Daughter of Jolie Gabor. Younger sister of Magda Gabor and Zsa Zsa Gabor.
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.
Following her death, she was interred near Green Acres (1965) co-star Eddie Albert at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetary in Los Angeles, California.
Lived platonically with Merv Griffin, creator of the game show Wheel of Fortune (1983), for several years up until her death.
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.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6614 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 23, 1984.
She played the same character (Lisa Douglas) on three different series: The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Petticoat Junction (1963) and Green Acres (1965).
She was a staunch Republican.
She was both a dog and cat lover.

Personal Quotes (4)

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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