Her death took place after an accidental fall while on vacation, followed by an extended stay in a Los Angeles hospital where she experienced the breathing problems that led to her death.
Born in Hungary, Eva was the youngest of three Gabor sisters, all of whom made careers on-screen and in the society papers.
Eva moved to the United States with her first husband, and began to work her way up in show business with small movie roles and work on stage. She continued this throughout the 1950s, honing her skills and gaining a small following; but, she didn’t strike true gold until she landed the role of Lisa Douglas on the popular sitcom “Green Acres.”
The show ran from 1965 to 1971, gaining Eva great popularity and making her a household name. Her rich socialite character, forced to live on a farm with her enthusiastic farmer husband, was the perfect role for Eva and her socialite public persona.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Eva Gabor continued her acting career, doing voiceovers for multiple Disney films even into her later years. She was also the head of a small business enterprise marketing products targeted at Gabor fans.
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