LOS ANGELES, April 5 The husband of ailing movie
actress Zsa Zsa Gabor reached a deal on Friday that will allow
the cash-strapped couple to stay in their Bel Air mansion for
the remainder of her life.
A Los Angeles judge ruled that Gabor's ninth husband,
Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, could sell the four-bedroom, five
bathroom mansion in a deferred transaction.
Under the deal, the buyer will allow Gabor, 96, and von
Anhalt to remain in the home for at least three years, or until
the actress dies, and pay them $325,000 a year, Gabor's
publicist John Blanchette told Reuters.
Gabor, the Hungarian-born star of 1950s films "Moulin Rouge"
and "Lili", has been in and out of hospital since breaking her
hip in 2010 and having her leg amputated in January 2011.
Von Anhalt put the house up for sale at an asking price of
$15 million two years ago, citing financial difficulties and the
costs of medical bills for Gabor.
"This decision is going to make her very happy," von Anhalt
told reporters after Friday's court hearing. "Hopefully she will
be with us for more than three years. Her mother lived to be
Gabor's hillside home is in one of the most exclusive areas
of Los Angeles. The grounds were used to film scenes for Ben
Affleck's Oscar-winning movie "Argo" as well as an upcoming HBO
film about the life of late entertainer Liberace.
Blanchette said Gabor remained bedridden but was in better
health recently than previous years and had enjoyed a 96th
birthday party at the house in February attended by more than
(Reporting By Jill Serjeant; Editing by Philip Barbara)