Gabor, Eva

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Eva Gabor
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Gabor, Eva Gender: F
Éva Gábor
born on 11 February 1919 at 12:30 (= 12:30 PM )
Place Budapest, Hungary, 47n30, 19e05
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 21°42' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 08°54 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 00°17'


Hungarian-American actress, the youngest of three beautiful, glamorous European imports to Hollywood, with older sisters Magda and Sari (Zsa Zsa). Though the three were much-married and the focus of a great deal of frothy gossip, Eva actually has a long list of film and stage credits, and in September 1965, debuted a highly successful TV sitcom, "Green Acres."

Gabor was raised in an upper middle class family with governesses and an education in Fortner Institute in Budapest. From the time she was four she wanted to be an actress. She started classes at 15 but had to quit as her parents thought that acting was too vulgar a vocation.

At 18, she met Dr. Eric Drimmer, a Swedish-American doctor at a party; she married him and moved with him to Hollywood. Speaking only halting English, 5' 2" and 106 lbs, she was nonetheless signed by Paramount. She played in a poor film, "Forced Landing," in 1941 and after one more film, was dropped.

In 1942 Gabor divorced Drimmer and the following year, married millionaire realtor Charles Isaacs; they divorced in 1950. By 1945 her two sisters had joined her along with her mom, Jolie, who had divorced their dad.

She played in a string of minor films, TV and plays, with her own TV interview show for a year and a half. During the '50s she and Zsa Zsa were in high profile, both gorgeous women, witty and sophisticated. All three sisters did a nightclub act during 1953 that was not their best idea; Eva herself reported that it was really bad. Jolie and Magda went into business with a jewelry shop in New York. Zsa Zsa was establishing a series of marriages, books and movies, and Eva began to move more solidly into theater. In early 1958 she played in a revival of Noel Coward's "Present Laughter."

On 4/08/1956 she married surgeon John Williams for less than a year, and on 10/04/1959, married New York stockbroker Richard Brown.

Her dad died in 1962.

Eva died on 7/4/1995 of pneumonia. She was 76.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Marriage 1938 (First marriage, Eric Drimmer, age 18)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1942 (Divorce from Drimmer)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1943 (Second marriage, Charles Isaacs)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1950 (Divorce from Charles)
  • Work : New Job 1953 (Nightclub act with sisters)
  • Relationship : Marriage 8 April 1956 (Third marriage, John Williams, less than a year)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1958 (Stage debut)
  • Relationship : Marriage 4 October 1959 (Fourth marriage Richard Brown)
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  • Death of Father 1962
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released September 1965 (Debut of "Green Acres")
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Source Notes

Dana Haynes quotes her, client, "between 12:00 and 1:00 PM," rectified to 12:24 PM by Haynes. All three Gabor sisters are vague about their ages and some sources give 1926 for Eva, others give 1921.


  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous
  • Traits : Body : Voice/Speech (Kept her accent)
  • Traits : Personality : Humorous, Witty
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Affluent family, Fortner Institute educated)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Third of three)
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Sisters stayed close, worked together at times)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Money Through Marriage (Second husband millionaire)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Friends (Socialite, focus of gossip)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Hungary to U.S.)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Night Club/ Vaudeville (Act with sisters)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality (Hostess of her own TV talk show)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("Green Acres")