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Old September 28 2010, 03:42 AM   #1
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Gloria Stuart (old lady from Titanic) dies age 100

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Gloria Stuart, the 1930s Hollywood beauty who gave up acting for 30 years and later became the oldest Academy Award acting nominee as the spunky survivor in Titanic, has died. She was 100.

Stuart died in her sleep on Sunday night at her Los Angeles home, her grandson Benjamin Stuart Thompson said Monday.

In her youth, Stuart was a blond beauty who starred in B pictures as well as some higher-profile ones such as The Invisible Man, Busby Berkeley's Gold Diggers of 1935 and two Shirley Temple movies, Poor Little Rich Girl and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. But by the mid-1940s she had retired.
She resumed acting in the 1970s, doing occasional television and film work.

But Stuart's later career would have remained largely a footnote if James Cameron had not chosen her for his 1997 epic about the doomed luxury liner that struck an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage in 1912.

Stuart co-starred as Rose Calvert, the 101-year-old survivor played by Kate Winslet as a young woman. Both earned Oscar nominations, Winslet as best actress and Stuart as supporting actress.

Cameron wanted an actress who was "still viable, not alcoholic, rheumatic or falling down," Stuart once said.

Then in her mid-80s, Stuart endured hours in the makeup chair so she could look 15 years older, and she travelled to the Atlantic location, where the wreck of the real Titanic was photographed.
Not a bad innings at all!
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Old September 28 2010, 04:19 AM   #2
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Re: Gloria Stuart (old lady from Titanic) dies age 100

TBS just aired "Titanic" over the weekend
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Old September 28 2010, 02:32 PM   #3
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Re: Gloria Stuart (old lady from Titanic) dies age 100

Google images has photos that showed what she looked like back in the 1930's and 40's. Wasn't she a dish?

Funny that--with a thirty-year break--she has starred in movies since the early days of talkies, but she is mostly famous for a role she played only thirteen years ago.
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Old September 28 2010, 06:41 PM   #4
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Re: Gloria Stuart (old lady from Titanic) dies age 100

Yup.

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=129500
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Old September 28 2010, 07:40 PM   #5
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Re: Gloria Stuart (old lady from Titanic) dies age 100

To heck with "Titanic".... go look at her in the original "The Invisible Man"
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Old September 30 2010, 02:17 AM   #6
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Re: Gloria Stuart (old lady from Titanic) dies age 100

Argus Skyhawk wrote: View Post
Google images has photos that showed what she looked like back in the 1930's and 40's. Wasn't she a dish?

Funny that--with a thirty-year break--she has starred in movies since the early days of talkies, but she is mostly famous for a role she played only thirteen years ago.
RIP, Gloria Stuart----You will be missed.
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