Titanic’s Gloria Stuart: Oldest Nominated Oscar Actress Dies At 100

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Gloria Stuart

Gloria Stuart 100, died Sunday in her West Los Angeles home from a five year battle with lung cancer. She was the oldest actress nominated for an oscar at 87 for the 1997 blockbuster Titanic. She had a lengthty film career in the 30’s and 40’s appearing in over forty films.

“As Rose Calvert, Stuart played the 100-year-old Titanic survivor who showed up after modern-day treasure hunters searching through the wreckage of the sunken ship found a charcoal drawing of her wearing a priceless blue diamond necklace.

Stuart’s performance framed the 1997 romantic-drama that starred Leonardo DiCaprio as lower-class artist Jack Dawson and Kate Winslet as the upper-class young Rose.

In “Gloria Stuart: I Just Kept Hoping,” her 1999 autobiography written with her daughter Sylvia Thompson, Stuart said that after reading the script, “I knew the role I had wanted and waited for all these many years had arrived! I could taste the role of Old Rose!”

Gloria Stuart 1934 Movie "I lIKE iT That Way"



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