From Slapping to Service: Zsa Zsa Gabor's Turkey Tradition Continues
It started with one fateful slap: In 1989 actress Zsa Zsa Gabor delivered a swift smack to the Beverly Hills Police officer who pulled her over during a traffic stop. As part of her sentence Gabor was sentenced to perform community service at the Vera Davis McClendon Youth & Family Center. But the 92-year-old Gabor didn't end her affiliation with the family center when she put in her time. "After completing her service, she and her husband began buying 200 frozen turkeys for delivery to the charity each Thanksgiving," according to the Daily News.
The tradition continues this week, as Gabor once again is seeing that the center receive turkeys for Thanksgiving. Today she and her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, will be receiving "a plaque from the Mayor's Office for their contributions to the center." von Anhalt has recently been making public proclamations to temper rumors that his wife is near death, although Gabor's publicist could not confirm if Gabor herself would participate in today's events due to the actress' declining health.
The couple have also made headlines of late thanks to financial difficulties stemming from Gabor's loss of "$7 million in the Bernie Madoff financial scandal," and the pair "are also reported to be working out a payment plan with the IRS, which last month filed a $118,000 lien against Gabor for 2001 and 2002." In any case, the turkeys will still be donated to the center in the hopes of helping many others have a happy Thanksgiving.