Die Jüdin Éva Gábor war die Tochter von Vilmos Gabor und Jolie Gabor (geborene Jansci Tilleman, * 1894; † 1997). Ihre Schwestern waren Magda Gábor und Zsa Zsa Gabor. Neben kleineren Filmrollen spielte sie in den 1960er Jahren in der bekannten Sitcom Green Acres die Rolle einer New-Yorkerin, die auf dem Land lebt. In späteren Jahren lieh sie ihre Stimme der Miss Bianca in der englischen Fassung der Disney-Filme Bernard und Bianca – Die Mäusepolizei und Bernard und Bianca im Känguruhland.
Wie ihre Schwester Zsa Zsa Gabor war sie mehrfach verheiratet:
- 1939–1942: Erik Dimmer (schwedischer Physiker)
- 1943–1950: Charles Isaacs
- 1956–1956: Dr. John Williams
- 1959–1972: Richard Brown
- 1973–1983: Frank Jameson
Éva Gábor starb im Alter von 76 Jahren an Lungenversagen, nachdem sie sich eine Lebensmittelvergiftung zugezogen hatte. Éva Gábor liegt auf dem Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery begraben.
Jewish Éva Gábor was born in Budapest, the last daughter of Vilmos Gábor (1884–1962), a soldier, and Jolie Gábor (died 1997), Eva was the first Gabor sister to emigrate to the United States. She moved with her first husband, a Swedish osteopath, 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, Éva Gábor began playing the role for which she is best-remembered, that of Lisa Douglas, the spoiled urban hausfrau whose husband (Oliver Wendell Douglas, played by Eddie Albert), decides to buy and run a farm in the middle of nowhere, forcing her to leave her beloved New York City, in the Paul Henning sitcom Green Acres. The show ran for six seasons, ending in 1971.
In 1966, Éva Gábor helped popularize the game Twister when she got down on all fours to play with Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show. Previously, Twister had languished on the B-list of Milton Bradley games, but after the broadcast, sales took off.
Éva Gábor did 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.
From 1983-84 she was reunited with her old co-star Eddie Albert on Broadway as Olga in You Can’t Take It with You.
Jewish Éva Gábor was a successful businesswoman who marketed wigs and other beauty products.
Like her sisters, jewish Éva Gábor was known for her string of marriages; she had five:
- Eric Drimmer (1939–1942) (divorced) osteopath.
- Charles Isaacs (27 September 1943 – 2 April 1949) (divorced) realtor
- John Williams (8 April 1956 – 20 March 1957) (divorced) plastic surgeon
- Richard Brown (4 October 1959–1972) (divorced)
- Frank Gard Jameson (21 September 1973–1983) (divorced)
All of the marriages were childless.
Eva Gabor died on July 4, 1995 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, Éva Gábor was the first to die, Zsa Zsa Gabor is still living as of October 2011. On April 1, 1997, her 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.
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