Eva Gabor Biography

Actress(1919–1995)
Actress Eva Gabor played the socialite turned farm wife, Lisa Douglas, on the TV series Green Acres. Her sisters Zsa Zsa and Magda were also entertainers.

Synopsis

Of the three Gabor sisters, Hungarian actress Eva Gabor she is considered the one with the most acting talent. After beginning her career as a cabaret singer and ice skater, she emigrated to the States in the 1930s. Soon after, she appeared in films. She also made acclaimed Broadway performances. She is best remembered for her role on the popular television series Green Acres. She died in 1995 in Los Angeles, California.

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Early Life

Eva Gabor was born on February 11, 1919, in Budapest, Hungary. Of the three Gabor sisters, Eva was considered to be the one with the most acting talent. After beginning her career as a cabaret singer and ice skater, she emigrated to the States in the 1930s.

Commercial Success

Soon after, Gabor appeared in such films as Forced Landing in 1941 and Pacific Blackout in 1942. She also received critical acclaim for her performances on Broadway, starting with The Happy Time in 1950.

Though she continued to have success in character roles in movies, including one of Vincent Price's victims in The Mad Magician (1953) and as Liane d'Exelmans in the Oscar-winning Gigi (1958), she is best remembered as the socialite turned farm wife on the popular television series Green Acres. During her five-year run as Lisa Douglas, Gabor was beloved by both TV audiences and the cast of the show. In 1990, she reprised her role in the two-hour Green Acres made-for-TV movie.

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