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Zsa Zsa Gabor: An independent woman who elevated her fabulous self into the celebrity stratosphere

Zsa Zsa Gabor: An independent woman who elevated her fabulous self into the celebrity stratosphere

What did Zsa Zsa Gabor do, exactly? She acted a little, got married a lot. Mostly she was a professional presence, the lively public performance of a fabulous self. She was a confectionary sort of person, sugar and cream spiked with something a little stronger, as soft as her name, as hard and bright as diamonds. She put the pop in the pop culture.

Born in Budapest in 1917, Gabor came to America from Hungary in 1941, more or less alongside her older sister, Magda; younger sister Eva, best known now as the star of the ’60s sitcom “Green Acres”; and mother Jolie. It will be said many times in wake of her death Sunday at age 99, that the Gabors were the Kardashians of...

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