September 28, 2010

USA: Gloria Stuart, 'Titanic' actress, dies at 100

LOS ANGELES, California / The Los Angeles Times / Obituaries / September 28, 2010

Stuart was a leading lady in 1930s films, then gave up acting and turned to art. Her role in 'Titanic' earned her an Academy Award nomination.

By Dennis McLellan,
Los Angeles Times

Gloria Stuart, a 1930s Hollywood leading lady who earned an Academy Award nomination for her first significant role in nearly 60 years — as Old Rose, the centenarian survivor of the Titanic in James Cameron's 1997 Oscar-winning film — has died. She was 100.

Gloria Stuart at her home in West L.A. on July 6, 2010, 2 days after her 100th birthday.  (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

Stuart, a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild who later became an accomplished painter and fine printer, died Sunday night at her West Los Angeles home, said her daughter, writer Sylvia Thompson. Stuart had been diagnosed with lung cancer five years ago.

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