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Magda Gabor Height, Weight, Age, Death, Spouse, Family

Magda Gabor Quick Info
Height 5 ft 4 in
Weight 58 kg
Date of Birth June 11, 1915
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Date of Death June 6, 1997

Magda Gabor was a Hungarian-American actress and socialite who was the older sister of Zsa Zsa and Eva Gabor. She was known for her work in Mai lányok (1937), Tokaji rapszódia (1937), and The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950).

Born Name

Magdolna Gábor

Nick Name


Photograph or image of Magdolna _Magda_ Gabor (11 June 1914 – 6 June 1997)
Photograph or image of Magdolna _Magda_ Gabor (11 June 1914 – 6 June 1997) (Wikimedia / Copyright law of the United States)


Magda Gabor was born on June 11, 1915.


Magda Gabor died on June 6, 1997, aged 81 in Palm Springs, California, United States due to kidney failure.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Budapest, Austria-Hungary





Actress, Socialite


  • Father – Vilmos Gábor (b. 1881 – d. 1962) (Soldier)
  • Mother – Jolie Gabor, Countess de Szigethy (b. 1896 – d. 1997) (Actress, Socialite, Jeweler)
  • SiblingsZsa Zsa Gabor (Younger Sister) (Actress, Socialite), Eva Gabor (Younger Sister)
  • Others – Francesca Hilton (Niece) (Actress, Comedian), Tom Lantos (Brother-In-Law) (Politician)




5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm


58 kg or 128 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Magda had been romantically involved with –

  1. Carlos Sampaio Garrido – During World War II, she was rumored to be the fiancée of the Portuguese ambassador to Hungary, Carlos Sampaio Garrido. However, she was also said to have been his mistress or aide.
  2. José Luis de Vilallonga – According to reports, Magda became the mistress of a Spanish nobleman, José Luis de Vilallonga after she moved to Portugal in 1944.
  3. William Rankin – Magda married an American man named William Rankin a year after she moved to the United States in 1946.
  4. Jan Bychowsky (1937-1944) – Magda was married to reputed Polish count and RAF pilot Jan Bychowsky from November 19, 1937, until his death on May 22, 1944.
  5. William M. Rankin (1946-1947) – William M. Rankin an American playwright and screenwriter, and Magda were married from December 3, 1946, to August 11, 1947, in Los Angeles. William died in March 1966.
  6. Sidney Robert Warren (1949-1950) – Gabor tied the knot with attorney Sidney Robert Warren on July 14, 1949. The couple married in Riverhead, Long Island, New York but divorced in 1950.
  7. Arthur “Tony” Gallucci (1956-1967) – Gabor married Arthur “Tony” Gallucci, president of Samuel Gallucci & Son on April 1, 1956, in Franklin, New Jersey. Their marriage ended after Arthur died of cancer on January 22, 1967. 
  8. George Sanders (1970-1971) – She married British actor George Sanders on December 5, 1970. George had previously been married to her sister Zsa Zsa. Their marriage was annulled on January 6, 1971. 
  9. Tibor R. Heltai (1972-1975) – Magda tied the knot with Tibor R. Heltai on August 5, 1972, an economic consultant turned real-estate broker. The couple married in Southampton, New York. They separated in June 1973 and legally parted ways in 1975.

Race / Ethnicity


She was of Hungarian-Jewish descent.

Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Her wavy bob cut hairstyle

Magda Gabor Facts

  1. She was raised in a Jewish household.
  2. Magda had been listed in Hungary: Jewish Names from the Central Zionist Archives, under her first married name, “Magda Bychowsky.”
  3. She made her debut theatrical film appearance in Modern Girls in 1937.
  4. Following the Nazi occupation of Hungary, she fled to Portugal in 1944. Two years later, she relocated to the United States in February 1946, from Natal, Brazil.
  5. In 1966, Magda suffered a stroke resulting in the left side of her body paralyzed. On the other hand, Magda was also unable to speak.
  6. Magda died five days before her 82nd birthday on June 20, 1997, just two months after the death of her mother.
  7. She was buried next to her mother in Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California.

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