Titanic Star Gloria Stuart Dies

Hollywood actress Gloria Stuart, who earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of the elder version of Kate Winslet’s character Rose in “Titanic,” has died. She was 100 years old.

Her daughter, Sylvia Thompson, told the Los Angeles Times that Stuart died yesterday in her home in Los Angeles. She was diagnosed with breast cancer some five years ago, but had survived the disease.

“She just paid no attention to illness. She was a very strong woman and had other fish to fry,” Thompson said.

The actress was 87 when she was nominated for the best supporting actress Oscar for her work in the epic shipboard romance. Stuart was the oldest performer to have been nominated for an Academy Award.

In her 1999 autobiography, Gloria Stuart: I Just Kept Hoping, she wrote about the part that, “I knew the role I had wanted and waited for all these many years had arrived!”

Stuart was born July 4, 1910 in Santa Monica, California.