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The picture shows a view of this Old Eva Gabor Wigs Advertising Pin Back Button. The year the pinback was made is unknown but it is believed to be from the 1960s. It has Eva’s picture and gold print with a pink background. It may be made of celluloid. It is marked as follows:

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Here is some biography information found on Eva Gabor:

''Born in 1919 (we'll assume), Eva Gabor was the youngest child of a would-be actress with illusions of grandeur for her three daughters. Her story is one that begins in Budapest, Hungary, and ends in New York after a whirlwind life. Eva married in her teens, to Dr. Erik Drimmer, an osteopath that became the personal physician to Greta Garbo. Perhaps it was this that refueled her dreams of becoming an actress. To any rate, she began to reach towards that goal when she signed a contract with Paramount Pictures. Under them, she made two films, Forced Landing and Pacific Blackout, neither of which helped her career. Months after making the latter, she married for the second time, to millionare Charles Issacs, a relationship that lasted 7 years. For the next decade she was at a standstill, and her appearences on camera where nothing more than forgettable. Then, in 1950, she found Broadway and landed a starring role in the Rodgers and Hammerstein production The Happy Time. Shortly after followed a self-titled radio show, and various television programs. Unfortunately, just as Eva had started to make a name for herself in Hollywood, she faced one of her biggest challanges: her recently immigrated sister, Zsa Zsa.''

''Though they were pitted against each other for many roles, Eva managed to hold her own in the spotlight against her more celebrated sibling. She had a string of hit movies in the 1950's, including The Last Time I Saw Paris and Gigi. The mid-50's brought more films, and stage productions like Strike a Match and Little Glass Clock. Eva's autobiography, Orchids and Salami, was published in 1954. She remarked that it was titled so because friends commented that those were the only things found in her house. In 1956, she married and divorced John E. Williams. In '59, she married Richard Brown, her longest marriage. It lasted 13 years.''

''With the '60's came, for Eva, the return to Broadway, which had helped her forge her name earlier in her career. She also took on roled in comedies, like New Kind of Love. She hovered on the edge of stardom until she landed the infamous role of Lisa Douglas on "Green Acres". It was this role that granted her lasting fame as the glamorous, wacky, extremely lovable wife of a lawyer turned farmer. This also opened up an avenue to her that Zsa Zsa had already formed a reputation in: variety and talk shows. She often made apparences on shows like "Tonight Show starring Steve Allen", "The Walter Winchell Show", and "It Could Be You"''

''She married her last husband, Frank Jameson, in 1973. The couple parted ways a decade later. In the 70's, Eva joined sister Zsa Zsa in the theater for a revival of Arsenic and Old Lace, and remained at her elevated status of stardom throughout that decade and the next. She even tried her hand at another television series in the mid-80's, "Bridges to Cross". The made for tv movie Return to Green Acres proved to be her last starring role before her death in 1995.''

The pin measures 2-3/16'' wide and is in near mint condition as pictured.

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