Even the best of us grow old. Zsa Zsa Gabor was a force to be reckoned with in the artistic community. She was an exuberant Hungarian-born American actress who became a well-known idol in the 1950s and the 1960s. Now, a battle is raging over whether or not a conservator - also called a guardianship depending on individual circumstances and state law -- should be appointed to make medical and financial decisions for the aging actress.
The difference of opinion can be found between the actress's husband and her daughter. Zsa Zsa has been married to her husband Frederic von Anhalt for 25 years. He is with her on a daily basis and acts as her caretaker. However, Zsa Zsa's daughter Constance Francesca Hilton believes that Frederic cannot adequately take care of her mother's best interests
The couple may have been together for 25 years, but some of their largest disagreements have been over how to handle the actress's vast financial estate. Each spouse has on more than one occasion accused the other of mismanaging their finances.
One major point of contention between the daughter and Frederic has been the mansion. Frederic claims that Zsa Zsa's income has become outweighed by her necessary expenses. Frederic wants to sell the mansion, but Hilton references a doctor's opinion that the actress needs "continued access to familiar personas and environment." The doctor said that these are "crucial to her comfort and maintenance of her continued health."
The husband and daughter plan to attempt mediation in the near future as a way to avoid litigation over the issue.
Source: The Washington Post, "Attorneys tell judge they are trying to settle case over Zsa Zsa Gabor's care, finances," May 2, 2012