Jolie Gabor, the mother of Hungarian-born actresses Eva and Zsa Zsa, died Tuesday at age 97, a publicist said.
Gabor was admitted to Eisenhower Medical Center several days ago and died of natural causes, said Dale C. Olson in Los Angeles.
The family emigrated to the United States in the 1930s. By the 1950s, Eva and Zsa Zsa had achieved celebrity while their mother was known as one of the movie world’s social matrons, Olson said.
“In a Life magazine spread, she once opened her refrigerator to show the photographer its contents - her daughters’ gifts of champagne and orchids from their beaux,” Olson said in a statement.
Eva died from a respiratory illness in 1995. Survivors include daughter Zsa Zsa, of Bel-Air, and Magda, of Palm Springs.
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