Born 1919 in in Budapest, Hungarian-American actress and singer Eva Gabor had her first movie role in the U.S. in 1941’s Forced Landing at Paramount Pictures. During the 1950s, she appeared in several feature films, including The Last Time I Saw Paris, and Artists and Models. These roles were bit parts.
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In 1953, Gabor was given her own television talk show, The Eva Gabor Show, which ran for one season (1953–54). Through the rest of the 1950s and early 1960s she appeared on television and in movies.
Gabor was widely known for her role on the 1965–71 television sitcom Green Acres as Lisa Douglas, the wife of Eddie Albert’s character Oliver Wendell Douglas. She was successful as an actress in film, on Broadway, and on television. She was also a successful businesswoman, marketing wigs, clothing, and beauty products. Her elder sisters, Zsa Zsa and Magda Gabor, were also actresses and socialites.
Gabor died in Los Angeles on Independence Day 1995 at the age of 76, from respiratory failure and pneumonia, following a fall in a bathtub in Mexico, where she had been on vacation.
Take a look at these vintage photos to see portrait of a young and beautiful Eva Gabor in the 1940s and 1950s.