Gloria Stuart dies at 100
Gloria Stuart (born July 4, 1910 as Gloria Frances Stewart, in Santa Monica, Calif.) died September 26, 2010 at her home in West Los Angeles. She had been diagnosed with lung cancer several years prior.
Stuart appeared in a number Universal films in the early 1930s, including "The Invisible Man" and "The Old Dark House." She was nominated for an Oscar for the Cameron "Titanic" movie of 1997, a film she took on after a long hiatus from films and television acting.
In her memoir, "I Just Kept Hoping" (1999 available from amazon.com), she wrote, "When I graduated from Santa Monica High in 1927, I was voted the girl most likely to succeed. I didn't realize it would take so long."
Obituary with slide show at the Washington PostOriginal Page 2006 | Updated Dec 2017
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