Zsa Zsa Home From Hospital After Infection: Husband

"It's just one thing after another"

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    Zsa Zsa Gabor remains hospitalized.

    Zsa Zsa Gabor is home from the hospital after being treated for a leg infection, another health ailment that brought the 93-year-old actress there for a hip replacement in July.

    Gabor came home Saturday, husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt told CNN. He said doctors found no blood clots, unlike what paramedics had originally thought caused the pain when they examined her on Friday.

    "She was complaining this morning of pain in her leg and swelling," said publicist John Blanchette on Friday. 

    Blanchette told The Associated Press that she is being treated with antibiotics interveneously for the leg infection. 

    Gabor has been hospitalized at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center since she broke her hip July 17 while trying to get into her wheelchair. The Hungarian-born actress' condition began to deteriorate after hip-replacement surgery days later.

    "It's just one thing after another," Blanchette told City News Service on Saturday.

    Gabor, 93, fell out of bed and broke her hip July 17. She underwent hip-replacement surgery and was sent home about a month later, but she went back to the hospital two days later after developing blood clots.

    Gabor was given last rites at the hospital Aug. 15 and was brought home to her Bel Air Road mansion the following day after declining any more procedures.

    She was taken back to the hospital Aug. 31 after von Anhalt found her unresponsive. She was stabilized at the hospital and returned home.

    Zsa Zsa is the last of the three glamorous Gabor sisters, all of whom had careers in show business. Magda, the eldest, died in 1997 at age 82. Eva, who starred in the 1960s CBS sitcom "Green Acres," died in 1995 at age 76.

    Gabor's mother, Jolie, lived to be 101 years old.

    Born Sari Gabor on Feb. 6, 1917, in Budapest, Hungary, she was unable to pronounce her first name as a child, calling herself Zsa Zsa instead. She was discovered by opera tenor Richard Tauber during a trip to Vienna in 1936 and was invited to perform in "Der Singende Traum," or "The Singing Dream." She arrived in the United States about 1941. In 1936, she won the Miss Hungary title, but was not able to participate in the Miss Europe pageant because she was underage.

    By the early 1950s, she was appearing in films, including John Huston's version of "Moulin Rouge" and Orson Welles' "Touch of Evil."

    She made headlines in 1989 when she was arrested for slapping a Beverly Hills police officer who pulled her over for a traffic violation and spent three days in jail.

    In 2002, she was partly paralyzed in a car wreck in which her hairdresser was driving, and in 2005 she suffered a stroke.