Gloria Stuart, Actress, died Sunday night at her West Los Angeles home, said her daughter, writer Sylvia Thompson. Gloria Stuart, 100, had been diagnosed with lung cancer five years ago.
“She also was a breast cancer survivor,” Thompson said, “but she just paid no attention to illness. She was a very strong woman and had other fish to fry.
Stuart was a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild who later became an accomplished painter and fine printer. Her career had spanned more than 70 years. Stuart was a 1930s Hollywood leading lady who earned an Academy Award nomination for her first significant role in nearly 60 years — as Old Rose, the centenarian survivor of the “Titanic” in James Cameron’s 1997 Oscar-winning film.
Besides her daughter, Stuart is survived by four grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
A private funeral service will be held.
Gloria Stuart 1910-2010