‘Titanic’ Star Gloria Stuart Dies at 100

Gloria_Stuart_TitanicThe actress who portrayed the 100-year old Rose in the former world top grossing film of all time Titanic died Sunday, September 26 at the age of also 100 years old.

Gloria Stuart died of natural causes. She was diagnosed with lung cancer five years ago and she was also a breast cancer survivor.

Stuart’s most memorable role before Titanic was Flora Cranley in the 1933 film The Invisible Man.

She would later land the role of Rose Dawson Calvert in Titanic, the older version of the role portrayed by Kate Winslet. Stuart garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for that role. At the time of her nomination she was 88, making her the current record holder for the oldest person to have garnered an Oscar nomination. Though the sentimental favorite at that time, she lost to Kim Basinger for L.A. Confidential. It was told that Stuart had really wanted to win that Oscar.

The veteran actress was honored by both the Screen Actors Guild and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science for her years of service.