Gloria Stuart: Titanic Actress Dies at 100

September 27, 2010

Gloria Stuart, best known for her portrayal as Rose in ‘Titanic’, died Sunday in LA. Read more about the life and death of the actress below.

Gloria Stuart

Gloria Stuart had a long and illustrious career that spanned over seven decades. In the ‘30s alone she appeared in nearly 40 films, but to this day she is still best known for her role in the 1997 film directed by James Cameron ‘Titanic’.

Let’s take a glimpse into the amazing life of Gloria Stuart.

As a biography, She was born on July 4, 1910 in Santa Monica California. According to her memoir, in high school she was voted the girl most likely to succeed by her senior class. After graduation she went on to attend the University of California, where she studied drama and philosophy, but she dropped out during her junior year. From there on she pursued acting, which clearly worked out well for her. She was active as an actress from 1932-1946 and then again from 1975-2004. She is a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild, and she also holds the title of oldest Oscar nominee in history. She was married twice – Blair Gordon Newell (1930-1934) and Arthur Sheekman (1934-1978). It was reported on September 27, 2010 that she is dead at the age of 100. She had been battling lung cancer for several years, but it still unclear whether it was the cause of her death.

The Washington Post broke the sad news. Click here for more from them.

This is beautiful. She is quoted as saying:

“I think that’s the important thing, if you’re full of love, admiration, appreciation of the beautiful things there are in this life, you have it made, really. And I have it made.

Find pictures of Gloria Stuart (click on pics to enlarge) and videos below.

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Pictures: PR Photos

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3 Responses to “Gloria Stuart: Titanic Actress Dies at 100”

  1. 1
    Jeanette Says:

    100 years old…what an amazing life indeed! RIP

  2. 2
    Rachelle Says:

    What a talented actress!

  3. 3
    Miriam Says:

    How sad, My condolences