Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, currently starring in the Broadway play "Forty Carats" , was robbed of a fortune in gems late on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK: MISS GABOR WITH REPORTER: MISS GABOR SPEAKING:
TRANSCRIPT: MISS GABOR: "In my car we drove to the Waldorf. And Jason, who is my daughter's friend drove my car -- it is a Rolls Royce, I must say to the garage. And my maid and I came here. And this downstairs is completely dead -- there isn't a soul here. There was one little guy behind the door. And for the first time in his life, he came and said: "Miss Gabor are you all right?" And wait a little bit, the elevator will take time to come down" -- which always happens. And just as elevator comes down, by the side door by the garage here, out came two men. One had a necktie open down lime that And the other was a little short. And shiny brow suits and exact type-casting for gangster or gamblers. And I got scared at first -- I am never scared because people like me, thank God, and I am never scared -- I got so scared that I kept looking at the men's shoes which were very pointed shoes. And I thought to myself subconsciously I hope that this little man from the hotel will not let them in the elevator. I can't not to tell them no to came in. But he did let them in. On the third floor, of suddan all of a sudden I got conscious -- I kept looking at their shoes -- that guns were in my face. They said: "If you value your life, then you give me your jewellery" So I took behind my back my big diamond ring down, and it falls on the floor, and this wonderful, wonderful elevator gentleman, who is a real gentleman, he was so bright that he didn't say anything he just looked at me and I said " I don't see anything" and I took the ring then from the floor and gave it to him, my.... he says "Take off your earrings, which were very valuable."
And I don't think he asked for the other ring, but I was so scared I took off my other ring and gave it to him too. Then he said "If you value your life, you don't say a word but tell the elevator man to come downstairs. And again on the street floor, they run hard. This little baby (dog).... ran after them and I am the biggest animal lover so I ran after the dog. And this wonderful housekeeper of mine says "Don't move". And then I kicked the dog in the elevator and nothing happened to him. And then I got upset in utter hysteria, not so much for the jewellery-- which was a fortune -- but because I was so scared, you know, afterwards."
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Background: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, currently starring in the Broadway play "Forty Carats" , was robbed of a fortune in gems late on Tuesday night. Yesterday ( Wednesday ) Miss Gabor described the robbery -- staged by a couple of "Gangsters" in a lift at the Waldorf Astoria hotel.
The actress has valued the stolen jewellery -- two rings and a pair of earrings at 625,000 dollars (GBP250.000 Sterling ). The gems were not insured. Miss Gabor described the events following her arrival at the hotel, owned by one of her five former husbands, Conrad Hilton.