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"Titanic" Actress Gloria Stuart Dies at Age 100

Oscar-nominee Gloria Stuart, best known for playing the elder Rose in Titanic, has died. She was 100.

Stuart, who was diagnosed with lung cancer five years ago, died yesterday at her home in West Los Angeles, California, the Los Angeles Times reported.

She first rose to fame in the 1930s, starring in such films as The Invisible Man, Roman Scandals and The Prisoner of Shark Island.

Stuart received an Academy Award nomination for her 1997 role in Titanic and became oldest Oscar nominee in history.

She wrote in her 1999 memoir, I Just Kept Hoping, of her career, When I graduated from Santa Monica High in 1927, I was voted the girl most likely to succeed. I didn’t realise it would take so long.”

You can read her full obituary here.


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