Whoever thinks that nonagenarians are out of touch with modern technology might want to consider the curious foreclosure case of Zsa Zsa Gabor.
The 95-year-old former actress and socialite was apparently in danger of losing her 8,878 sq. ft. mansion in Bel-Air, Calif., because her $700,000 mortgage was in default, according to TMZ.com. With seemingly few (if any) traditional rescue options available, Gabor’s husband (legally, her eighth), Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, took to the popular social media platform to ask fans for their fiscal support.
Apparently, someone with very deep pockets answered the status update, floating Gabor and von Anhalt a $1.5 million personal loan, which must be repaid in one year or the couple will forfeit the seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom home to the good Samaritan. That shouldn’t be too hard, considering the “elegant” mansion, which sits on more than one acre of land and was recently put on the market with a sale price of $14.9 million, according to HollywoodReporter.com.
Then again, health, financial and family issues could all complicate the process if they haven’t already.
In addition to her abundance of marriages, Gabor — who was crowned Miss Hungary way back in 1936 — is perhaps most famous for her role in 1952′s “Moulin Rouge” feature film that was directed by the legendary John Huston.
And now apparently Facebook (private) fundraising.