Arriving in America
Jolie Gabor and the majority of the family left Hungary in 1944 but they didn’t arrive in America until December 1945 as they made their way across war-torn Europe. Magda Gabor didn’t make it until the middle of 1946. She was already engaged in a minor scandal in Hungary where her “friendship” with Carlos Sampaio Garrido, the Portuguese ambassador, was under increasing scrutiny.
Rumors of an affair, followed by speculation of an official engagement, set tongues wagging but there’s never been any official proof that she was more than an aide to Carlos in his duties.