Zsa Zsa Gabor calls in priest for final rites
Zsa Zsa Gabor, the 93-year-old Hollywood star who has been hospitalized due to complications from a broken hip, called a priest into her hospital room Sunday for her final rites, her publicist said.
“Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has seen a priest and is not doing very well. She’s in serious condition. She asked to see a priest and receive her last rites,” publicist John Blanchette told AFP.
Gabor “spent her 24th wedding anniversary (Saturday) hospitalized after surgery to remove two blood clots,” Blanchette said.
Her husband, Frederic von Anhalt “is at at her side. It is a very difficult time for her family,” the spokesman said.
The blood clot surgery Saturday came just two days after Gabor was released from a California hospital following complications from a bad fall on July 17 when she broke her hip.
The Hungarian-born actress and former beauty queen’s lengthy film career includes spots in a dozen films and television series, including John Huston’s 1952 “Moulin Rouge” and the 1958 film noir “Touch of Evil” by Orson Welles.
She lent her voice to several animated films and TV series.
But the platinum blonde is especially known for her flamboyant lifestyle, legal troubles, nine marriages and a propensity to call just about everyone “darling” with her distinctive accent.