The “Old Rose” in the 1997 hit film, Titanic, Gloria Stuart has passed away in her sleep yesterday at the age of 100. Not only did she live a very long life, but a very fulfilled one as well. She was the oldest actress to ever be nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the epic film and was honored by a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the year 2000. The younger version of her was played by the amazing Kate Winslet.
In her memoir “I Just Kept Hoping”, 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.”
She starred in 1930s films and such as The Invisible Man and Roman Scandals before she came back for her unforgettable role aboard the epic Titanic film. Earlier this year, she was honored by the Screen Actors Guild for her years of service. She was given the Ralph Morgan Award by Titanic co-star Frances Fisher. She responded by saying, “I’m very, very grateful. I’ve had a wonderful life of giving and sharing”.
Such a sweet lady. Sending positive thoughts to her close friends & family.