Gloria Stuart

Highest Rated: 100% The Invisible Man (1933)
Lowest Rated: 18% Wildcats (1986)
Birthday: Jul 4, 1910
Birthplace: Not Available
Blonde, serene-looking film actress Gloria Stuart forsook her stage career when she was signed to two separate movie contracts in 1932. It took a court arbitrator to determine which studio would be permitted to make use of Stuart's services, Paramount or Universal. Universal won, and soon the actress was starring in such memorable films as James Whale's The Old Dark House (1932) and The Invisible Man (1933). From 1936 on, Stuart, who was born in Santa Monica, CA, on July 4, 1910, was contracted to 20th Century Fox, where among many other films she appeared in John Ford's Prisoner of Shark Island (1936), the Shirley Temple vehicle Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938), and the Ritz Brothers version of The Three Musketeers (1939). Gradually retiring from films in the early '40s to return to her stage origins, Stuart subsequently decided to devote her time to her second husband, screenwriter/wit Arthur Sheekman, whom she had married in 1934. She became an accomplished painter, staging several one-woman exhibits in New York, Austria, and Italy during the 1960s. In 1982, Stuart made a long-overdue return to the screen in the cameo role of Peter O'Toole's matronly dancing partner in My Favorite Year. Sixteen years later, she became known to a whole new generation of fans when she starred as 100-year-old Rose DeWitt, the heroine of James Cameron's Titanic. The only member of Titanic's cast and crew to have been alive at the time of the actual catastrophe, Stuart, who was 88 when the film was released, made history with her performance in the record-breaking movie. Nominated for an Oscar in the Best Supporting Actress category, she became the oldest person in history to be nominated for an Academy Award; in addition to various other award nominations, she won a Best Supporting Actress prize from the Screen Actors Guild, an organization she had helped to found in 1933. Thanks to Titanic, Stuart enjoyed a late-life career renaissance, and was soon appearing in magazines (People dubbed her one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World"), Hanson videos, and, most importantly, in new films that ranged from the romantic comedy The Love Letter (1999) to Wim Wenders' The Million Dollar Hotel (2000).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
94% Chris & Don Actor $0.2M 2007
88% Buzz Actor 2006
80% CSA: The Confederate States of America Actor $0.4M 2005
62% Land of Plenty Old Lady 2004
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man Liza Hoops 2001
No Score Yet My Mother the Spy Grandmother 2000
25% The Million Dollar Hotel Jessica 2000
No Score Yet Forever Hollywood Actor 2000
33% The Love Letter Eleanor 1999
No Score Yet Titanic Chronicles Actor 1999
89% Titanic Rose (Older) 1997
No Score Yet Universal Horror Actor 1988
18% Wildcats Mrs. Connoly 1986
No Score Yet Mass Appeal Mrs. Curry 1984
96% My Favorite Year Mrs. Horn 1982
No Score Yet The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan Actor 1979
No Score Yet Flood! Mrs. Parker 1976
No Score Yet The Legend of Lizzie Borden Store Customer 1975
No Score Yet Enemy of Women Bertha 1944
No Score Yet The Whistler Alice Walker 1944
No Score Yet The Three Musketeers Queen 1939
No Score Yet Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Gwen Warren 1938
No Score Yet It Could Happen to You Actor 1937
No Score Yet The Crime of Dr. Forbes Ellen Godfrey 1937
No Score Yet Poor Little Rich Girl Margaret Allen 1936
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Shark Island Mrs. Peggy Mudd 1936
No Score Yet Gold Diggers of 1935 Amy Prentiss 1935
No Score Yet Gift of Gab Barbara Kelton 1934
No Score Yet Here Comes the Navy Dorothy Martin 1934
100% The Invisible Man Flora Cranley 1933
No Score Yet The Kiss Before the Mirror Lucy Bernsdorf 1933
No Score Yet Roman Scandals Princess Sylvia 1933
No Score Yet Secret Of The Blue Room Irene von Helldorf 1933
No Score Yet Air Mail Ruth Barnes 1932
100% The Old Dark House Margaret Waverton 1932
No Score Yet Street of Women Doris Baldwin 1932
No Score Yet Maybe It's Love Actor 1930

TV

CREDIT
40% The Invisible Man (2000)
2000-2002
Grandma
  • 2001
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Edna Jarvis
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Saleswoman
  • 1975

QUOTES FROM Gloria Stuart CHARACTERS