Eva Gabor


Eva Gabor

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Death 4 Jul 1995 (aged 76)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 1337 View Source
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Actress. She is best remembered for her role of ‘Lisa Douglas’ in the comic television series, "Green Acres", in which she plays a city socialite forced to become a rural farmer's wife when her husband, played by Eddie Albert, decides to abandon his career as a lawyer to return to his roots. Born in Budapest, Hungary, the youngest of three daughters to Vilmos and Jolie Gabor, she was considered the best actress compared to her other two sisters, Magda and Sari (Zsa Zsa). She began her career as an ice skater in Hungary, and immigrated to the United States just before World War II broke out. She married Dr. Erik Drimmer, who became the personal physician to actress Greta Garbo, and from that exposure, she decided to become an actress. Her first few films, including "Forced Landing" (1941), and "Pacific Blackout" (1942), did nothing to help her career, and for most of the decade, her appearances were minor. In 1950, she landed a starring role in the Broadway play "The Happy Time" and her quality acting got her noticed in Hollywood. Unfortunately, her sister, Zsa Zsa Gabor, arrived in Hollywood about the same time, and they were pitted against each other for many roles, although Eva managed to have hit movies in "The Last Time I saw Paris" (1954), and "Gigi" (1958). Her autobiography, “Orchids and Salami”, was published in 1954. In the 1960s, she returned to Broadway, taking on comic roles in such plays as "New Kind of Love" and in the mid 1960s to early 1970s, she landed her famous role of ‘Lisa Douglas’ in the hit television comedy, "Green Acres," a role that gained her lasting fame. In 1990, she made a two hour television movie, "Return to Green Acres," proving that she had not lost her comic timing. Like her sister, Zsa Zsa, she had a string of five husbands. She died in Los Angeles, California, from respiratory failure due to complications of food poisoning. She was once quoted as saying, "All any girl needs, at any time in history, is simple velvet and basic diamonds."

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