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Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Personal Items Fetched More Than $900,000 at Auction

Ron Galella Archive - File Photos 2010Ron Galella Archive - File Photos 2010
Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor attends Gala Evening In Monaco Benefit on April 24, 1981 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.Betty Galella

Hundreds of Zsa Zsa Gabor’s personal items were auctioned off for nearly $1 million on Saturday night.

Items that belonged to the late Hollywood actress garnered $909,209 in total, according to the Associated Press. Gabor, who immigrated to the United States from Hungary, died in December of 2016. She was 99 at the time of her death.

The auction was run by Heritage Auctions, who said a portrait of the actress by the artist Margaret Keane, was the highest-selling item of the night, selling for $45,000.

A Steinway grand piano featured in the HBO movie Behind the Candelabra sold for $24,000, according to the AP, and a diamond and gold necklace sold for $20,000. The necklace featured the word, “dah-ling,” the phrase Gabor was known for saying.

Additional items auctioned off included scripts and costumes, as well as photographs of her with celebrities including Johnny Carson and Cloris Leachman.