Gabor's daughter denies Zsa Zsa is critically ill

Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:25pm EDT
 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Zsa Zsa Gabor's daughter on Friday denied a report that her mother was critically ill and not responding to human contact.

"She is not in a coma. She is not on any kind of death watch. She is responsive and on medications. All vital signs are still going strong, and she is talking," Constance Francesca Hilton said in a statement to Reuters.

Hilton issued her statement while visiting her mother at the Los Angeles hospital where Gabor is recovering from hip surgery earlier this week.

Gabor's ninth husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt told Reuters earlier on Friday that Gabor, who is in her 90s, was in critical condition and was unresponsive, adding "it is not looking good."

The Hungarian-born actress was partially paralyzed in a 2002 car accident. She broke her hip on Saturday after falling out of bed while watching television and reaching to answer the phone.

Gabor starred in such films as "Moulin Rouge," "Lili" and "Touch of Evil," and was one of three glamorous sisters who stole the Hollywood limelight in the 1950s and 1960s.

Gabor has never admitted a birth date but is thought by Hollywood journalists to have been born between 1917 and 1919.

(Reporting by Phil Furey and Zorianna Kit; Editing by Jill Serjeant)