Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Eva Gabor--Immigrant of the Day!

Eva Gabor

Eva Gabor
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The native form of this personal name is Gábor Éva. This article uses the Western name order.
Eva Gabor
Born February 11, 1919(1919-02-11)
Budapest, Hungary
Died July 4, 1995(1995-07-04) (aged 76)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actress
Years active 1941–1994
Spouse Erik Drimmer
Charles Isaacs
John Williams
Richard Brown
Frank Gard Jameson

Eva Gabor (February 11, 1919 – July 4, 1995) was a Hungarian-born socialite and actress. She was best known for her role on Green Acres as Lisa Douglas, the wife of Eddie Albert's character, Oliver Wendell Douglas, Duchess in the 1970 Disney film The Aristocats, and Miss Bianca in Disney's The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under. Gabor had success as an actress in film, Broadway and television. Her elder sisters, Zsa Zsa Gabor and the late Magda Gabor, were also actresses and socialites.

"Born as Éva Gábor in Budapest, the last daughter of Vilmos Gábor (1884–1962), a soldier, and Jolie Gábor (1896–1997). Eva was the first Gabor sister to emigrate to the United States. She moved with her first husband, Swedish physician, Dr. Eric Drimmer. Her first movie role was a bit part in Forced Landing at Paramount Pictures. She acted in movies and on the stage throughout the 1950s. In 1965, she commenced her best known role in the TV sitcom Green Acres,a Paul Henning production in which she portrayed Lisa Douglas, the New York wife of Oliver Wendell Douglas played by Eddie Albert who left New York City to live on a farm. This was a hit show for six seasons, ending in 1971.
"In later years, she did notable voice-over work for Disney movies, providing the European-accented voices of Duchess in The Aristocats, Miss Bianca in The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under, and the Queen of Time in the Sanrio film, Nutcracker Fantasy.
"She was also a successful businesswoman marketing the "Eva Gabor Wigs" and "The Eva Gabor Look".
"Like her sisters, Eva Gabor was known for her string of marriages; she had five:
1.Eric Drimmer (1939–1942) (divorced) osteopath.
2.Charles Isaacs (27 September 1943 – 2 April 1949) (divorced) realtor
3.John Williams (8 April 1956 – 20 March 1957) (divorced) plastic surgeon
4.Richard Brown (4 October 1959–1972) (divorced)
5.Frank Gard Jameson (21 September 1973–1983) (divorced)
All of the marriages were childless.
"Eva Gabor died on July 4, 1995, aged 76, from respiratory failure and pneumonia in Los Angeles, California, following an accident in which she lost her balance and fell into her bathtub in Mexico, where she had been on vacation.
"Although the youngest of the three sisters, she was the first of them to die. On April 1, 1997, her 100 year old mother, Jolie, died, unaware of Eva's death. On June 6, 1997, her eldest sister Magda died from renal failure.
"Eva Gabor is interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California. She is buried near her Green Acres co-star Eddie Albert, who died on May 26, 2005, at the age of 99.

"Stage work Plays
Opening Date Closing Date Title Role Theatre
Jan 24, 1950 Jul 14, 1951 The Happy Time Mignonette Plymouth
Mar 26, 1956 Mar 31, 1956 Little Glass Clock Gabrielle John Golden
Jan 31, 1958 Feb 8, 1958 Present Laughter Joanna Lyppiatt Belasco
Mar 18, 1963 Nov 9, 1963 Tovarich Tatiana Broadway
Winter Garden
Apr 4, 1983 Jan 1, 1984 You Can't Take It with You Olga Plymouth

Forced Landing (1941)
New York Town (1941)
Pacific Blackout (1941)
Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)
A Royal Scandal (1945)
The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946)
A Radios Life (1950)
Love Island (1952)
Paris Model (1953)
Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954)
The Mad Magician (1954)
The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)
Artists and Models (1955)
My Man Godfrey (1957)
The Truth About Women (1957)
Don't Go Near the Water (1957)
Gigi (1958)
It Started with a Kiss (1959)
A New Kind of Love (1963)
Youngblood Hawke (1964)
The Aristocats (1970) (voice)
The Rescuers (1977) (voice)
Nutcracker Fantasy (1979) (voice)
The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones (1987) (voice)
The Princess Academy (1987)
The Rescuers Down Under (1990) (voice)
The People vs. Zsa Zsa Gabor (1991) (documentary)

"Television work
The Eva Gabor Show (1953–1954)
What's My Line? 11/17/1957 (Episode # 389) (Season 9 Ep 12) Mystery Guest [2]
Five Fingers in episode "Station Break" (1959)
Harrigan and Son, twice as Lillian Lovely (1960–1961)
Mickey and the Contessa (1963) (unsold pilot)
Green Acres (1965–1971)
Here's Lucy (1968) Season #1, Episode #7 as Eva VonGronyitz
Wake Me When The War Is Over (1969)
Match Game (1973–1982) (panelist on several episodes)
Almost Heaven (1978)
Tales of the Klondike (1981) (miniseries)
The Edge of Night (cast member in 1983)
Bridges to Cross (1986) (canceled after 3 months)
Return to Green Acres (1990)
The Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies (1993)"

This is another Horatio Alger story in the U.S.A. Kenneth Stepp salutes Eva Gabor--immigrant of the Day!

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