The urn with the ashes of Hollywood movie star Ja Jab Gabor was placed on Tuesday in his hometown of Budapest, five years after his death.
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An ash urn was placed in the cemetery of the greats of the Hungarian capital with the sounds of a gypsy orchestra and the actress ’favorite flowers, yellow roses and roses.
Born into a wealthy Hungarian Sari Gabor family, the actress became Miss Hungary in the 1930s. As World War II approached, he emigrated to the United States with his sisters.
The actress ‘last husband, Frederick Prince von Anhalt, whom she married from 1986 until her death in 2016, when she was 99, said the actress’ last wish was to be buried in the his homeland.
Von Anhalt thus took an urn with three-quarters of the ashes and took it to Europe, first traveling to London, then to Germany, and finally to Budapest, taking advantage of the relief of measures against the coronavirus pandemic.
A quarter of the urn’s ashes remain in Los Angeles, he explained.
“He was first class, so he had his own place and passport on this trip, everything. It was his last trip, he always traveled first class, he had his own champagne, caviar … And then we got to Budapest. .. “It was his last wish, because his father was also buried in Budapest,” the widower explained.
Von Anhalt said Gabor wanted to “celebrate life, not the funeral.”
Gabor was one of the last stars of the golden age of Hollywood. He has acted in more than 30 films, including “Moulin Rouge” from 1952 and “Lily” from 1953.