As the World Turns actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor dead at 99
Remembering a former daytime guest star.
Soaps.com is saddened to report that Hungarian-American actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor passed away on Sunday December 18 at the age of 99 as a result of a heart attack. Gabor had numerous health setbacks throughout the years but will always be remembered for her love of Hollywood, her extravagant lifestyle, alluring personality and referring to others as ‘Dahling’. The actress was married nine times, first to Burhan Asaf Belge (1937 – 1941) followed by Conrad Hilton (1942 – 1947), George Sanders (1949 – 1954), Herbert Hutner (1962 – 1966), Joshua S. Cosden, Jr. (1966 – 1967), Jack Ryan (1975 – 1976), Michael O’Hara (1976 – 1983), Felipe de Alba (1983, annulled) and to Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt (1986 to her death).
Soap opera fans may recall Gabor’s 1981 guest stint on CBS’ “As the World Turns” as Miranda Marlowe’s (Elaine Princi) sister Lydia Marlowe. She appeared in numerous primetime and film roles, including Sally Carroll on “Matinee Theatre,” Sari Sanine on “General Electric Theater,” Erika Tiffany-Smith on “Gilligan’s Island,” herself on “Knots Landing,” as well as made cameos in more recent years on “The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “Empty Nest,” “Cybill” and “A Very Brady Sequel.”
In 1991, Gabor wrote a memoir titled One Lifetime is not Enough, which revealed intimate details of her life, including triumphs, disappointments, struggles and the lovers in between her nine marriages. She was the sister of actress Eva Gabor (“Green Acres”) and had a daughter, Francesca Hilton, who died in 2015.
Soaps.com sends Gabor’s husband, family and friends our deepest condolences.
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– Amy Mistretta