Friday, August 13, 2010

Welcome Home Zsa Zsa!

Zsa Zsa Released From Hospital, Returns Home to Bel~Air
By Brenton Garen

Zsa Zsa Gabor is feeling “much better” after she was released from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after being hospitalized since a July 17 fall at her Bel-Air home.

Gabor's daughter, Fran-cesca Hilton, said her 93-year-old mother arrived home at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

“She’s much better, but she’s not perfect,” she said. “I just want to thank everybody for being concerned and I’m sure she appreciates all the outpouring of her fans.”

Hilton said her mother called the nurses and doctors at UCLA Medical Center wonderful people.

Gabor's husband Frederic Prinz von Anhalt said she was very happy to be home.

“She smiles already,” he said. “She flirted already with the guys who took her home. When she starts flirting then she is in good shape.”

Gabor had been expected to go home Saturday, but suffered a setback and was kept at the hospital for a few more days. Gabor fell at her home while reaching to answer a telephone July 17.

She underwent hip-replacement surgery two days later.

Zsa Zsa is the last of the three Gabor sisters, all of whom had careers in show business. Magda, who was the eldest, died in 1997 at age 82. Eva, who starred in the 1960s CBS sitcom Green Acres, died in 1995 at age 76.

Born Sari Gabor on Feb. 6, 1917 in Budapest, she was discovered by opera tenor Richard Tauber during a trip to Vienna in 1936. She has lived in the United States since the early 1940s.