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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Zsa Zsa Gabor's right leg amputated

Zsa Zsa Gabor’s right leg amputated

LOS ANGELES — Doctors in Los Angeles say they have successfully amputated most of Zsa Zsa Gabor’s right leg.

They said Friday’s surgery at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center was successful and the 93-year-old ‘‘Moulin Rouge’’ and ‘‘Queen of Outer Space’’ star is recovering.

Gabor had an infection in her leg for several months and doctors tried using antibiotics to save the leg. She was hospitalized Jan. 2.

Publicist John Blanchette said the wound wouldn’t heal, making the surgery necessary.

Gabor broke her hip and had replacement surgery in July, and has been hospitalized several times since for swelling in her legs and blood clots throughout her body.

Steve Carell leaving ‘The Office’ early

PASADENA, Calif. — Steve Carell will be leaving ‘‘The Office’’ early.

The NBC comedy’s executive producer, Greg Daniels, said Carell will be gone before the season-ending episodes in May. The final episodes of the season will focus on the scrambling to replace him at the Scranton branch of the mythical Dunder Mifflin paper company.

Carell had said previously that he was quitting the show to concentrate on his movie career. But NBC plans to press on without him.

NBC said Friday that Carell will leave with four episodes left in the season. That means his farewell episode will most likely come in April.

Sissy Spacek writing memoir

NEW YORK — Take off your shoes and relax: Oscar winner Sissy Spacek has a few stories to tell.

Hyperion announced Friday that it’s publishing her memoir, which is tentatively called ‘‘Barefoot Stories.’’ The book is scheduled to come out next year.

The 61-year-old actress won an Academy Award in 1981 for ‘‘Coal Miner’s Daughter,’’ in which she played country singer Loretta Lynn. She also starred in the horror classic ‘‘Carrie.’’ She was seen last year in ‘‘Get Low,’’ with Robert Duvall and Bill Murray.