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Name: Eva Gabor                                                                         
Born: 11 February 1919 Budapest, Hungary                                                 
Died: 4 July 1995 Los Angeles, California, USA                                           
Eva Gabor (in Hungarian Gábor Éva) (February 11, 1919 – July 4, 1995) was a         
Hungarian-born actress, best known as Lisa Douglas, the wife of Eddie Albert's           
character Oliver Wendell Douglas, on Green Acres. She was the sister of Zsa Zsa         
Gabor and the late Magda Gabor.                                                         
Éva was the first in her family to emigrate to America. She moved with her first       
husband, Swedish physician Eric Drimmer. Her first movie role was a bit part in         
Forced Landing (1941) at Paramount Pictures. She acted in movies and on the             
stage throughout the 1950s. In 1965, she commenced her best known role in the TV         
sitcom Green Acres, a Paul Henning production in which she portrayed Lisa               
Douglas, the New York wife of Oliver Wendell Douglas played by Eddie Albert who         
left New York City to live on a farm. This was a hit show for several seasons,           
ending in 1971, and is still seen in syndication.                                       
In later years, she did notable 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.                                                                     
She was also a successful businesswoman marketing the "Eva Gabor Wigs" and "The         
Eva Gabor Look".                                                                         
Like her sisters, Éva was known for her string of marriages; she had five:             
1939-1942 Eric Drimmer, a Swedish physician                                             
1943-1950 Charles Isaacs                                                                 
1956-1956 John Williams, an American physician                                           
1959-1972 Richard Brown                                                                 
1973-1983 Frank Gard Jameson                                                             
For several years, Éva had a close platonic relationship with businessman/entertainer   
Merv Griffin, attending events together for publicity purposes.                         
Throughout her marriage to Frank Jameson and in the years after she revealed to         
those closest to her that she remained in love with husband #4, Richard Brown,           
and that she wished they had worked out their differences.  Mr.Brown                     
now resides in London and also believes that he made a mistake in giving                 
up on the marriage.                                                                     
Éva Gabor died on July 4, 1995 at the age of 76 from respiratory failure in Los         
Angeles, California. Although the youngest of the three sisters, she was the             
first of them to die. On 1 April 1997 her 100 year old mother, Jolie, died. On           
June 6, 1997 her sister Magda died at the age of 82, 5 days before her 83rd             
birthday. Éva is interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in             
Westwood, California. She is buried very close to her Green Acres co-star Eddie         
Albert who died May 26, 2005 at 99 years old.