Hollywood Reacts to Zsa Zsa Gabor's Death

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Zsa Zsa Gabor

The Hollywood actress, socialite and the original celebutant passed away on Sunday.

Zsa Zsa Gabor died at her home on Sunday afternoon, her publicist confirmed to CBS LA. She was 99.

Gabor parlayed minimal acting stints into a livelihood as a celebrity. Married nine times, the former Miss Hungary contestant made a career joking about her numerous marriages and luxurious needs. Best known as a sex symbol, Gabor cultivated a comic image of an Old World gold digger. 

Although Gabor appeared early in her career in several movies, she was more recognized for her outlandish persona, extravagant lifestyle and penchant for calling everyone “dahling.” Gabor embodied the Hollywood concept of “celebrity”: a headline-grabbing, spotlight-attracting Bel Air resident regularly in the public eye not because of any unique accomplishment but simply for “being.”

Her more serious acting credits include Moulin Rouge, Lovely to Look At and We’re Not Married, all from 1952, and 1953’s Lili. In 1958, she ran the gamut of moviemaking, appearing in Touch of Evil as well as the campy oddity Queen of Outer Space.

Gabor appeared in the main title sequence of The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991) in a spoof of her jail-bird notoriety, and did a self-mocking turn on the final episode of the 1960s TV series Batman.

Gabor fell out of bed in 2010 and underwent hip-replacement surgery July 19 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Her right leg was amputated above the knee in 2011 to prevent the spread of gangrene, part of a long run of health troubles the mid-century glamor girl has had since breaking her left hip in a fall. 

See the reactions to her passing on social media below.