Still Going At 99

source: Riviera Cocktail
source: Riviera Cocktail

The lady in black is Zsa Zsa Gabor (with husband #3 of 9 George Sanders schlepping the bags) chatting up Earl Blackwell at the 1953 Cannes Film Festival.

Yes, nine husbands. “I am a marvelous housekeeper: Every time I leave a man I keep his house.”

Yes, she is 99 years old, just like the 1980 Toto song by the same name.

While none of us was alive when she was crowned Miss Hungary in 1936, most of our parents weren’t even born when she came into this world in 1917. A stamp cost two cents, women couldn’t vote, Buffalo Bill Cody was in his last year, Chaplin starred in silent films, and the “I Want You” poster, featuring Uncle Sam, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty.

Here she was on her 94th birthday with husband #9.

He plans to throw her a big party this summer to celebrate her 100th birthday (prematurely) and then return to Budapest, her original home, to spend the rest of her life.




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