Gloria Stuart

Gloria Stuart

  • Highest Rated: 100% Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
  • Lowest Rated: 22% 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

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

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
22% 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 Life Begins in College Janet O'Hara 1937
No Score Yet Girl Overboard Mary Chesbrooke 1937
No Score Yet Poor Little Rich Girl Margaret Allen 1936
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Shark Island Mrs. Peggy Mudd 1936
100% Gold Diggers of 1935 Amy Prentiss 1935
No Score Yet Gift of Gab Barbara Kelton 1934
80% 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

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

40% The Invisible Man (2000)
2000-2002
Grandma
  • 2001
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Grams
  • 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

Brock Lovett
...Mrs. Calvert?
Old Rose
I was wondering if you had found the "Heart of the Ocean" yet, Mr. Lovett.
Brock Lovett
(turns to Bobby, completely shocked)
Brock Lovett
All right, you have my attention, Rose. Can you tell us who the woman in the picture is?
Old Rose
Oh yes, the woman in the picture is me.
Margaret Waverton
For now heaven's sake stop, let's look at a map or something.
Roger Penderell
My own view is we're not on a map.
Old Rose
Thank you for that fine forensic analysis, Mr. Bodine. Of course, the experience of it was... somewhat different.
Old Rose
(about Jack drawing her naked) My heart was pounding the whole time. It was the most erotic moment of my life. Up until then, at least.
Old Rose
My heart was pounding the whole time. It was the most erotic moment of my life. Up until then, at least.
Old Rose
(telling Brock and his crew members about the Titanic) It was the ship of dreams to everyone else. To me, it was a slave ship, taking me back to America in chains. Outwardly, I was everything a well brought up girl should be. Inside, I was screaming.
Old Rose
It was the ship of dreams to everyone else. To me, it was a slave ship, taking me back to America in chains. Outwardly, I was everything a well brought up girl should be. Inside, I was screaming.
Old Rose
It's been eighty four years, and I can still smell the fresh paint. The china had never been used. The sheets had never been slept in. Titanic was called the Ship of Dreams, and it was. It really was.
Old Rose
(looking at a salvaged hand mirror) This was mine. How extraordinary! And it looks the same as it did last time I saw it... The reflection's changed a bit.
Old Rose
This was mine. How extraordinary! And it looks the same as it did last time I saw it... The reflection's changed a bit.
Old Rose
I saw my whole life as if I'd already lived it. An endless parade of parties and cotillions, yachts and polo matches. Always the same narrow people, the same mindless chatter. I felt like I was standing at a great masterpiece, with no one to pull me back, no one who cared... or even noticed.
Old Rose
Fifteen-hundred people went into the sea, when Titanic sank from under us. There were twenty boats floating nearby... and only one came back. One. Six were saved from the water, myself included. Six... out of fifteen-hundred. Afterward, the seven-hundred people in the boats had nothing to do but wait... wait to die... wait to live... wait for an absolution... that would never come.
Jack Griffin/The Invisible One
The whole world's frightened to death! So, I see Kemp couldn't sleep, he had to go downstairs, he was frightened. I put my trust in Kemp, I told him my secret and he gave me his word of honor. You must go now, Flora.
Flora Cranley
I want to help you.
Jack Griffin/The Invisible One
There is nothing left for you to do my dead, except to go. I shall come back. I swear, I shall come back because I shall defeat them. Go now my dear.
Flora Cranley
No, I want to stay. You must hide.
Jack Griffin/The Invisible One
Don't worry, the whole world's my hiding place. I can stand there amongst them in the day and night and laugh at them.
Old Rose
1500 people went into the sea when Titanic sank from under it. There were 20 lifeboats floating nearby, and only one came back. One. Six were saved from the icy water; myself included. Six out of 1500. Afterwards, the 700 people in the boats had nothing to do but to wait. Wait to die. Wait to live. Wait for an absolution, but would not come until dawn.
Eleanor
Helen, can I borrow your car? That Jaguar is so unreliable.
Old Rose
This was mine ... and this. The reflection is different now.
Old Rose
This was mine... and this. The reflection is different now.
Rose (Older)
This was mine... and this. The reflection has changed a bit.
Old Rose
We called her, the unsinkable Molly Brown.
Rose (Older)
At Cherbourg, A woman came aboard named Margaret Brown. We all called her Molly. History would call her the Unsinkable Molly Brown.
Old Rose
A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets.
Old Rose
No, there wouldn't be, would there? And I've never spoken of him until now. Not to anyone. (to Lizzy) Not even your grandfather. A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets. But now you know there was a man named Jack Dawson, and that he saved me in every way that a person can be saved. I don't even have a picture of him. He exists now only in my memory.
Old Rose
No, there wouldn't be, would there? And I've never spoken of him until now. Not to anyone. [to Lizzy] Not even your grandfather. A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets. But now you know there was a man named Jack Dawson, and that he saved me in every way that a person can be saved. I don't even have a picture of him. He exists now only in my memory.
Old Rose
(Speaking about Cal) That's the last time I ever saw him. He married, of course. And inherited his millions. But the crash of '29 hit his interests hard, and he put a pistol in his mouth that year. Or so I read.
Old Rose
[speaking about Cal] That's the last time I ever saw him. He married, of course. And inherited his millions. But the crash of '29 hit his interests hard, and he put a pistol in his mouth that year. Or so I read.
Old Rose
It's been 84 years, and I can still smell the fresh paint. The china had never been used. The sheets had never been slept in. Titanic was called the Ship of Dreams, and it was. It really was.
Old Rose
It was the ship of dreams to everyone else. To me, it was a slave ship, taking me back to America in chains
Old Rose
It was the ship of dreams to everyone else. To me, it was a slave ship, taking me back to America in chains.
Old Rose
It was called the ship of dreams. And it was. It really was!
Old Rose
1500 people went into the sea when Titanic sank from under us. There were 20 boats floating near by and only one came back. One. Six were saved from the water, myself included. Six out of 1500. Afterwards, the 700 people in the boats had nothing to do but wait. Wait to die, wait to live, wait for an absolution that would never come.
Old Rose
And he saved me... In every way that a person can be saved.
Old Rose
A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets.
Old Rose
I don't even have a picture of him his now only in memory
Old Rose
I don't even have a picture of him. He exists now, only in my memory.
Old Rose
" I dont even have a picture of him. He exists now.. only in my memory."
Old Rose
I dont even have a picture of him. He exists now.. only in my memory.
Old Rose
I dont even have a picture of him. He exists now... only in my memory.