August 16, 2010 / 11:31 PM / 7 years ago

Ailing Zsa Zsa Gabor to spend final days at home

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has decided to spend her final days at her Bel Air home after declining to undergo any more surgery, her publicist said on Monday.

Gabor, 93, was given the last rites by a priest in hospital at the weekend after undergoing a series of setbacks following hip replacement surgery a month ago.

Doctors wanted to perform surgery on her liver that would give her a 50-50 chance survival rate, but Gabor and her husband, Frederick Prinz von Anhalt, decided “she wanted to spend her final days at home,” publicist John Blanchette said.

“Frederick said he did not want to torture her anymore,” Blanchette added. He said the star, who has been a Hollywood fixture for 60 years, “is in and out of consciousness”.

She left a Los Angeles hospital on Monday and returned home.

Gabor, whose string of movies, television shows and wealthy husbands dates to the 1950s, was released from hospital last week but was taken back on Friday to treat two blood clots.

She broke her hip on July 17 when she fell out of bed while watching the television game show “Jeopardy.” The actress was partially paralyzed in a 2002 car accident.

“She had a great run,” Blanchette said. “She’s 93. She knew five presidents...she knew kings and queens, celebrities.”

The Hungarian-born Gabor has appeared in more than 30 movies, and her penchant for calling everyone “dah-ling” in her Hungarian accent made her a well-known Hollywood personality.

She, along with her two glamorous sisters Eva and Magda made several appearances on radio and television shows in the 1950s and 1960s. Gabor appeared in movies “Moulin Rouge,” followed by “Lili” and later “Touch of Evil.”

Gabor was married nine times to a string of husbands that included a Turkish diplomat and the hotel magnate Conrad Hilton. She has been married to von Anhalt for 24 years.

Reporting by Carolina Madrid; Editing by Jill Serjeant

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