Zsa Zsa Released From Hospital
Gabor had been expected to go home Saturday, but suffered a setback
Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor lies in the back of an ambulance, as she is returned to her home after being discharged from the UCLA hospital in Bel Air, Los Angeles on August 11, 2010. Zsa Zsa Gabor, the 93-year-old actress and tabloid fixation, returned home to her Bel Air mansion following hip replacement surgery after a bad fall on July 17 when she broke her hip. Gabor -- a serial marrier, cop slapper and Hollywood star of yore -- fell from her bed at her posh Bel Air, California home when she reached for a ringing phone while watching her favorite television show, "Jeopardy." The Hungarian-born actress and former beauty queen was left partially paralyzed and wheelchair-bound after a 2002 car accident. She also had a stroke in 2005. Her lengthy film career includes spots in a dozen films and television series, including John Huston's 1952 "Moulin Rouge" and the 1958 film noir "Touch of Evil" by Orson Welles. She lent her voice to several animated films and TV series. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Thursday, Aug 12, 2010 Updated at 8:31 AM CDT
After weeks in the hospital, Zsa Zsa Gabor is finally going home.
The 93-year-old actress was released from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Wednesday evening after having been hospitalized since July 17 for suffering a fall at her Bel Air Home, KABC reported.
Doctors had hoped to release Gabor on Monday, but her publicist John Blanchette told the Associated Press an infection changed those plans. On Wednesday, he announced she was scheduled to be taken by ambulance to her home.
Gabor's daughter, Francesca Hilton, thanked her mother's fans. "It's been a long ride and I have cherished the time I have had to spend with my mother, whose strength and will to live has astonished us all," she said in a statement.
After falling at her home while reaching to answer a telephone, the Hungarian-born actress underwent hip-replacement surgery on July 19.
Zsa Zsa is the last of the three Gabor sisters, all of whom had careers in show business. Magda, who was the eldest, died in 1997 at age 82. Eva, who starred in the 1960s CBS sitcom "Green Acres," died in 1995 at age 76.
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