It’s time to break out the violins and cue Celine for an rendition of “My Heart Will Go On…..”
Gloria Stuart, the oldest Oscar-nominated actress in cinema history, passed away in Los Angeles on Sunday, The Washington Post has learned.
Oh no — Not Rose!
Stuat had waged a tough three year battle against lung cancer, but had been good spirits in recent months and celebrated her 100th birthday on July 4.
Stuart — is best-known for Academy Award-nominated role as Older Rose, the narrator in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic — but the senior starlet actually appeared in more than 40 movies over a 70 year careers. Some of Ms. Gloria’s most popular titles include Gold Diggers of 1935, Poor Little Rich Girl, and The Prisoner of Shark Island.
Ms. Stuart was known to reflect jokingly on her long-winding road to Hollywood stardom, writing in her 1999 memoir, I Just Kept Hoping: “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.”
Gloria is survived by one daughter, Sylvia Thompson.