Hungarian interview - Agota Gabor

MHSO, and Magda Zalan, Hungarian interview - Agota Gabor, 1978.

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Creator MHSO
Magda Zalan
Title Hungarian interview - Agota Gabor
Published MHSO, and Magda Zalan, Hungarian interview - Agota Gabor, 1978.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.30
Subject Gabor, Agota
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language English
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description Agota Gabor begins by explaining why and when she left Hungary as a young woman, during the Revolution of 1956. She knew very little about Canada before arriving. She recalls her first impressions and also her first working experiences in Canada, as a waitress. Mrs. Gabor had an interest in theatre, and soon got a job on stage as a dancer. She then moved from Montreal to Toronto, where she got a job modeling. In the early 1960s, she became involved in journalism in Toronto and did a show for CFTO on how to dance. In 1965, Mrs. Gabor returned home for the first time since emigrating, to produce a TV show for the CBC on Hungary. Through her work in TV broadcasting, she met her husband, Bob Cunningham, who was a TV producer. Mrs. Gabor went back to school, to Ryerson, to complete studies in journalism while working at the same time as a production assistant. She and her husband spent several years living in Hong Kong, where he was working as a correspondent. She continued to produce shows while living in Asia, and after that in England. In 1972 Mrs. Gabor gave birth to her first and only child, and she talks about how this affected her life. In the 1970s Mrs. Gabor opened an acting school in Toronto. Mrs. Gabor says that although English has become her primary language, she still enjoys speaking in Hungarian once in a while.
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