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Zsa Zsa Gabor to have hip surgery, fell out of bed while watching 'Jeopardy!'

07/18/2010 by Corinne Heller

Zsa Zsa Gabor to have surgery for broken hip, fell out of bed while watching 'Jeopardy', report says Zsa Zsa Gabor, 93, broke her hip after she "fell awkwardly from her bed while reaching to answer her telephone" as she was watching Jeopardy!, her favorite television show, and will undergo surgery, her spokesperson John Blanchette told OnTheRedCarpet.com on Sunday.

He said the Hungarian actress' four-hour hip replacement operation is scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. local time on Monday and the results and her prognosis will be announced at a press conference at her Bel Air home at noon.

"She's in the emergency room," her husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt, 65, told CNN on Sunday. "She has a broken hip, and they have to operate on her. It's a complicated thing. It was an accident. And she is not that young anymore."

After Gabor's fall on Saturday, von Anhalt called 911 and an ambulance rushed her to the hospital. He said she was on medication and asleep early Sunday morning. Her family was by her side at that time, a hospital spokesperson told news outlets.

Gabor is seen by many as a symbol of European glamor and wealth and is known for her reported nine marriages, including to current husband von Anhalt. Gabor is partially paralyzed from a 2002 car accident and now uses a wheelchair. She also reportedly had a stroke in 2005.

Blanchette told The Los Angeles Times: "Shes fragile. Shes still very bright. She still makes me laugh. Her faculties are intact, but her bodys failing her."

Zabor is reported to have been born in Budapest on Feb. 6, 1917 as Sari Gabor. She married von Anhalt in 1986. Gabor was also married to hotel mogul Conrad Hilton, the great-grandfather of socialite Paris Hilton, from 1942 to 1947, and the two have one child - daughter and actress Francesca Hilton.

Gabor followed her actress sister Eva to Hollywood, where she later starred in movies herself, starting in 1952 with the films Lovely to Look At, Were Not Married! with Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire and Moulin Rouge.

She also played herself in a brief scene in the 1991 Leslie Nielsen cop movie The Naked Gun 2-1/2: The Smell of Fear, in which she parodied an incident from about a year earlier in which she was convicted of slapping a police officer during a traffic dispute. She also had a cameo in the film A Very Brady Sequel in 1996.


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