Person:Janka Tilleman (1)

Janka Tilleman
b.30 Sep 1896 Budapest, Hungary
  1. Janka Tilleman1896 - 1997
  1. Magda Gabor1915 - 1997
  2. Zsa Zsa Gabor1917 - 2016
  3. Eva Gabor1919 - 1995
m. Mar 1957
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Name Janka Tilleman
Alt Name[1] Jansci Tilleman
Married Name[3] Jolie Gabor
Alt Name Johanna Tilleman
Alt Name Jolie Tilleman
Alt Name[8][10][13] Jolie Kende
Gender Female
Residence[16] 198? Palm Springs, Riverside, California, United States
Birth[1] 30 Sep 1896 Budapest, Hungary
Alt Birth[3][13][17] 1900 Budapest, Hungary
Emigration[1] 1939 Hungary
Divorce bef 1945 from Col. Vilmos Gabor
Occupation[3][4][5] 1956 NYC, New York, United StatesJewelry store owner, Jolie Gabor jewelry store, 699 Madison Avenue
Education[13] Switzerland
Marriage Mar 1957 New York, United States3rd marriage for the bride
to Edmond Odon Deszigethy
Death[1][3][17] 1 Apr 1997 Palm Springs, Riverside, California, United States
Burial[1][17] 4 Apr 1997 Cathedral City, Riverside, California, United StatesDesert Memorial Park

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jolie Gabor, in Find A Grave: Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, Memorial# 3219, Jul 19, 1998 .

    BIRTH 30 Sep 1896 Budapest, Hungary
    DEATH 1 Apr 1997 Palm Springs, Riverside County, California, USA
    BURIAL Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA
    PLOT B-8, #126

    Folk Figure. The mother of Zsa Zsa, Eva, and Magda Gabor. Born in Hungary, she was named Jansci ("Johnny") by her parents, who had wanted a boy. Escaping her dull first marriage to Vilmos Gabor, her own hopes of stardom tarnished, she took to pushing her daughters towards fame and fortune with a vengeance. "You will be rich, famous and married to kings," she told them. With that end in sight she drove them to master everything they began. She made it to America in 1939, divorced and with only $100 and a big diamond to her name. On the other hand Zsa Zsa had gotten here first and married hotel baron Conrad Hilton. With Zsa Zsa's help Jolie set herself up with a jewelry shop on Madison Avenue. Like her daughters she called everyone "Dahlingk," loved parties and was always ready to pawn a diamond to pay for champagne. "Life's a gamble," she said, "you must know how to play it." She published an autobiography and a cookbook of her family's favorite recipes, all heavy on paprika and sour cream. In 1966 Jolie and her husband, Count Odon de Szigethy, bought a modest home in Ridgefield, Connecticut and immediately set about glamorizing the place. "I like to make from a nothing something," she told the press. The de Szigethys sold the place in 1970. She died at the age of 100, with 21 husbands between her three daughters and herself. (bio by: D C McJonathan-Swarm)
    Inscription: Our Beloved Mother and Grandmother We Love You Forever

  2.   "Gabor, Zsa Zsa.", in Current Biography (Bio Ref Bank) Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson), EBSCOhost, 1988 (accessed November 6, 2017).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Mother dahling by Witchel, Alex, in New York Times Magazine, page 24, 4 Jan 1998.

    Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson), EBSCOhost (accessed November 6, 2017).

  4. The New York Times. (New York, New York), 27 Sep 1956.

    "Gabor Jewelry Store Robbed"
    The Jolie Gabor jewelry store at 699 Madison Avenue ...was robbed...

  5. Before There Were Kardashians, There Was Zsa Zsa, in The New York Times. (New York, New York), by Alessandra Stanley, 19 Dec 2016.
  6.   Zsa Zsa Gabor, Actress Famous for Her Glamour (and Her Marriages), Dies at 99, in The New York Times. (New York, New York), by Robert D. McFadden, 18 Dec 2016.
  7.   Jolie Gabor, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  8. Magda Gabor, in California. Department of Public Health. Bureau of Vital Statistics. Death Index, 1940-1997.

    Name: Magda Gabor
    Social Security #: 131243874
    Gender: Female
    Birth Date: 11 Jun 1918
    Birth Place: Other Country
    Death Date: 6 Jun 1997
    Death Place: Riverside
    Mother's Maiden Name: Kende
    Father's Surname: Gabor

    Jolie Tilleman's stepfather was Miksa KENDE.

  9.   Jolie G. Deszigethy, in Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index: Death Master File, database. (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service).

    Name: Jolie G. Deszigethy
    SSN: 092-26-1750
    Last Residence: 92264 Palm Springs, Riverside, California, USA
    BORN: 29 Sep 1900
    Last Benefit: 92262, Palm Springs, Riverside, California, United States of America
    Died: 1 Apr 1997
    State (Year) SSN issued: New York (1951)

  10. Jolie Deszigethy, in California. Department of Public Health. Bureau of Vital Statistics. Death Index, 1940-1997.

    Name: Jolie Deszigethy [Jolie Kende] Kende was Jolie's stepfather.
    Social Security #: 092261750
    Gender: Female
    Birth Date: 29 Sep 1901
    Birth Place: Other Country
    Death Date: 1 Apr 1997
    Death Place: Riverside
    Father's Surname: Kende

  11.   Jolie Gabor, in National Archives and Records Administration. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957. (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration), 14 Sep 1953.

    Name: Jolie Gabor
    Arrival Date: 14 Sep 1953
    Port of Departure: Paris, France
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Airline: Pan American Airways

  12.   Johanna Gabor, in Pennsylvania, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1800-varies. ( (database online)), 30 Dec 1945.

    Name: Johanna Gabor [Jancsi Gabor] [Jolie Gabor] [Jancsi Tilleman]
    Gender: Female
    Nationality: Hungarian
    Arrival Age: 45
    Birth Date: abt 1900
    Birth Place: Budapest, Hungary
    Last Residence: Portugal
    Departure Place: Lisbon, Portugal
    Arrival Date: 30 Dec 1945
    Arrival Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Ship: Mirandella

  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 The Lives They Lived: Jolie Gabor; Mother Dahling, in New York Times Magazine, by Alex Witchel, 4 Jan 1998.

    b. 1900. She wanted to be an actress but ended up running a successful costume-jewelry business. Her most stunning achievements, however, were her three daughters, Magda, Eva and Zsa Zsa. In the 1950's, Zsa Zsa Gabor gave a Hollywood party for the son of the Dominican dictator Gen. Rafael Trujillo. To show his gratitude, he sent her a chinchilla coat. Zsa Zsa's mother, Jolie, wasn't a bit surprised. “So, what do you expect -- for him to send flowers to a girl like Zsa Zsa?” she asked. Now there's a mother a girl could love.
    When Jolie Gabor died in April at age 96, an era went with her. Granted, it was time for it to go -- but still. If she never existed, Dominick Dunne would have had to create her: the mother whose three daughters leave the old country behind and go to America, where their beauty, their talent -- well, their beauty -- is so irresistible to the rich and powerful men they meet that, voila! They become rich and powerful too. Jolie Gabor was a marketing genius, positioning Magda, Zsa Zsa and Eva as the ultimate international beauty queens, glorifying Euro before it turned to trash. Magda soon shunned the spotlight, but Zsa Zsa and Eva craved it.
    “My daughters know how to ride, to play tennis, ice skate and all the sports that make up for a social life,” Jolie once said. “Not too much can they do these things -- not too much to make big muscles -- but enough to be a charming companion to a man.” Though men were essential to Jolie's plan for her daughters -- and for herself -- she encouraged the girls to earn their own living. “When you can support yourself, you can choose your husbands,” she said. “You have not to be the slave of a rich man.” Her advice on how to catch that husband? “Beauty to capture, brains to hold,” she said. “Brains are important because if a man is just looking for beauty, he can buy a beautiful painting. Then a good disposition. A nagging wife can kill a husband. A marriage is something between two, and I always feel much sorry for a man to make a bad marriage than a woman because he has to pay for it. In money, I mean. And two made the mistake.” Is there a man alive who would disagree?
    Jolie Kende was born in Budapest, where her father owned a jewelry business. She was sent to a Swiss finishing school, but dreamed of becoming an actress. When her parents insisted she marry, she found Vilmos Gabor, a businessman twice her age, and after six miserable months, he agreed to a divorce so she could act. But after becoming pregnant with Magda, she opened a jewelry store instead. She postponed the divorce, for what turned out to be 22 years and two more daughters.
    When Zsa Zsa moved to New York in the 1940's and married Conrad Hilton of the Hilton hotel chain, she asked her mother to join her. Newly divorced, Jolie arrived with only $100 in cash -- but her son-in-law's money helped to bankroll the successful Jolie Gabor costume-jewelry store on Madison Avenue. And if there was a method to the way she raised her girls, there was a method to the way she did business. “Consider emeralds,” she told a reporter in a 1958 interview with The New York Mirror. “There are two kinds. A good emerald costs maybe $40,000. A bad emerald -- those flaws in the bottom -- costs maybe $2,000.” She pointed out flaws in the ring she was showing the reporter, who said he assumed it cost $2,000. He was wrong. “This is a $115 ring,” Jolie said. “It is an imitation I have made with the flaws deliberately put in. That's why it's a good one. People see a woman wearing this ring. Without flaws, $40,000, they won't believe. With flaws, $2,000, they'll believe. But it only cost her $115.”
    Zsa Zsa Gabor recalled last month that her mother “was brilliant, a survivor. She always said I was her favorite, but I think she loved all three equally. We always fought over who could be next to her. She was always so modern, we called her the American. “She was very proud of our careers and encouraged all of us. Eva went in summer stock once -- I don't know the play -- but in the last scene she came out in a beautiful white gown and a big white fur and there was Mother in the front row in exactly the same outfit.” Zsa Zsa laughed. “Eva got hysterical. She forgot her lines.”
    Jolie Gabor married a second time, briefly, and in 1957 she married Count Edmond de Szigethy, whom she had known in Budapest. When he arrived in New York in 1956 with $27 in his pocket, he spent $20 on flowers for Jolie -- or so the story goes. They were together until his death in 1989. “The last few years were not good for her,” Zsa Zsa said. “She lost her husband, whom she adored. We went every Sunday to visit and have luncheon with her. Even when she was sick, she always had to be dressed wonderfully.” She sighed. “I miss her advice. She never once said we should marry for money. Sometimes the newspapers would write that, but it wasn't true. She always wanted us to be happy, to marry someone we really loved."
    This has been a dreadful year for Zsa Zsa Gabor. After her mother died in April, her sister Magda died in June, of kidney failure. Eva died in 1995, of a respiratory illness. "It still hurts so much to talk about Mother," Zsa Zsa said. "When she was alive, we were all alive."

  14.   Jolie Gabor, Eva and Zsa Zsa's Mother, 97, in The New York Times. (New York, New York), by The Associated Press, 03 Apr 1997.

    Jolie Gabor, the mother of the actresses Eva and Zsa Zsa Gabor, died on Tuesday. She was 97. Mrs. Gabor was admitted to Eisenhower Medical Center here several days ago, said Dale C. Olson, her publicity agent. The family immigrated to the United States from Hungary in the 1930's. By the 1950's, Eva and Zsa Zsa Gabor had achieved international celebrity while their mother was known as one of the movie world's social matrons. She owned jewelry stores in Palm Springs, Calif., and New York. She retired to Palm Springs. Eva Gabor died from a respiratory illness in 1995. Mrs. Gabor is survived by her other daughters, Zsa Zsa, of Bel Air, Calif., and Magda, of Palm Springs, and by a granddaughter.

  15.   Immigration Record.

    Name: Jolie Gabor Szigethy
    Event Type: Immigration
    Event Date: 1960
    Event Place: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Gender: Female
    Marital Status: Married
    Nationality: United States
    Traveling With Children: No
    Birth Date: 29 Sep 1900
    Birthplace: Hungria
    Father's Name: Nikolas Kende
    Mother's Name: Francesca Reinhertz
    Traveling with Children:
    Digital Folder Number: 004917848
    Image Number: 00150

    Citing this Record:
    "Brasil, Cartões de Imigração, 1900-1965," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 7 August 2017), Jolie Gabor Szigethy, Immigration; citing 1960, Arquivo Nacional, Rio de Janeiro (National Archives, Rio de Janeiro).

  16. Mom Loves Me Best: And Other Lies You Told Your Sister by Linda Sunshine, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2006, pages 113-118 are on the Gabor Sisters., December 18, 2012.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Jolie Gabor: Mother of Gabor sisters dies at 97, in USA Today, 3 Apr 1997.

    USA TODAY (Arlington, VA) - Thursday, April 3, 1997
    Jolie Gabor, mother of the colorful clan of Gabor sisters, died Tuesday at 97. Jolie, whose daughters are Zsa Zsa, Magda and the late Eva Gabor, was a social leader in Palm Springs, Calif., after running jewelry stores under her name there and in New York (the Madison Avenue outlet still has her name). Born in Budapest, Hungary, she raised her daughters to be glamour girls. "In a Life magazine spread, she once opened her refrigerator to show the photographer its contents -- her daughters' gifts of champagne and orchids from their beaux," the elder Gabor's publicist, Dale Olson, said. Services will be Friday at Desert Memorial Park in Palm Springs.

    CITE THIS RECORD: USA TODAY (Arlington, Virginia) 03 April 1997, obit for Jolie Gabor: Mother of Gabor sisters dies at 97, ( : accessed 11 December 2017)