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Gloria Stuart

Born: 1910-07-04 - Died: 2010-09-26
Cause of Death:
Lung Cancer


Death Summary: Ms. Stuart had been diagnosed with lung cancer in the mid-2000's; she passed away in her sleep, in her West Los Angeles home.

Who was Gloria Stuart : Gloria Stuart had an interesting, and long spanning acting career which ran nearly 80 years. She would accumulate an Oscar nomination, Golden Globe nomination, a Saturn award, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild.

Stuart received her big break when she was able to sign with Universal Studios. She appeared in a few films with the production company, the most notable being The Invisible Man. Having a disappointing career with Universal, she would leave and begin working for 20th Century Fox.

While working for Fox, she became one of the founding members of the Screen Actors Guild. During the 30's, Stuart appeared in 42 films. However, she never received the role which really took her to the A-list status coveted in Hollywood.

Due to her frustration of not landing the roles she wanted, she put the acting life behind her. During this period of her life, she explored different forms of art. Upon moving to Italy with her second husband, she took up oil painting and was able to sell out a gallery in New York.

While she had a nearly 30 year hiatus from acting, she would return to the craft in the mid-70's. It wouldn't be until 1997, however, that she would receive the biggest break in her career. She appeared in James Cameron's Titanic as 'Old Rose'. She narrated the film and her soft presence earned her praise from critics, and she was even nominated for an Oscar. Upon her new found success, she wrote a memoir in 1999, titled: "I Just Kept Hoping".

Stuart died in her sleep and is survived by a daughter, four grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
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23 Signatures in Gloria Stuart's guestbook

  1. Shannon Says:

    Hello Gloria you were such a great actress and now that i am 12 you are my favourites actess ever… xxx

  2. Amy Bell Says:

    hello Gloria your my best actress xx

  3. Lisa Weiner Says:

    To Gloria Stuart,
    I was shocked to hear about your passing. I thought you were a great actress. God bless you. Lisa Weiner.

  4. ACE Says:

    loved you in titanic RIP

  5. Sherell Says:

    Thank you Ms. Gloria for all your years of wonderful work and dedication. The fist time I saw you was several years ago on Titanic. After reading about you, I feel ashamed that I hadn’t followed your work earlier. Rest in peace now sweet ROSE and thank you again for years of excellent work. I still keep hopin…smile…

  6. mandeep Says:

    you were awesome in titanic

  7. Brittany Says:

    I loved you in Titanic!!!

  8. Arius Galleogs Says:

    I loved you role in the titanic and i saw some oil painting that she did and they were the best i have ever seen

  9. Lisa Palmgren Hogg Says:

    I still thought she was a Very Bright eyed Beauty on Titanic…A Very sharp woman….Loved her…She was Blessed in her life….
    …So Very sorry to hear of the Loss to the World…God will take good care of them….Their Passing is Never easy…I know..It is never easy..Blessings to the Family…
    Sincerely,Lisa Palmgren Hogg

  10. Helen Green Says:

    I have only just discovered your passing, you will never be forgotten, you made the tragedy of Titanic more real for younger people

  11. brian popiella Says:

    id hit that

  12. KaSandra Kaneaster Says:

    You were so good in titanic..that movie made me cry..its so sad to know that you have passed away..forever you will be missed!!!

  13. Ashley Says:

    You were so great in the movie “Titanic”! Love and miss you so much and may you rest in peace<3

  14. judy schulte Says:

    Just finished reading book, I Just Kept Hoping. What a fantastic lady Gloria Stuart was. I wish she could have been my mother How lucky her family and friends were to haveher in their lives.

  15. Sierra Tarmann Says:

    You didn’t let go, you lived an amazing long life, and you passed peacefully in your sleep. God bless, and a happy after life, may it be as fulfilling as your life was.

  16. Martha Says:

    you were amazing in Titanic. I watch that movie every night and cry every time.

  17. Martha Says:

    What many people also don’t know is that she was also on the titanic as a small child. Grateful that she survived from that time and was able to live her life in more memory.

  18. lisa Says:

    you were such a great actress and hope you are at peace. you will never be forgotten.

  19. WILLIAM CREIGHTON Says:

    what a lovly lady RIP

  20. Jesse Owen Says:

    I love you gloria, and you were beautiful in titanic

  21. Rieanna Blake Says:

    I wish she was still here.

  22. shelby Says:

    i wish she was still alive we all miss you rest in peace

  23. alex Says:

    rest im peace Gloria Stuart


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