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Gloria Stuart



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).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Secret Of The Blue Room
  • Actor
2012
94% Chris & Don
  • Actor
2007
88% Buzz
  • Actor
2006
78% CSA: The Confederate States of America
  • Actor
2005
62% Land of Plenty
  • Old Lady
2004
No Score Yet My Mother the Spy
  • Grandmother
2000
26% 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
No Score Yet Portrait of Leonardo: Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Actor
1998
88% Titanic
  • Rose (Older)
1997
No Score Yet Universal Horror
  • Actor
1988
13% Wildcats
  • Mrs. Connoly
1986
No Score Yet Mass Appeal
  • Mrs. Curry
1984
100% 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 Air Mail
  • Ruth Barnes
1932
No Score Yet Street of Women
  • Doris Baldwin
1932
100% The Old Dark House
  • Margaret Waverton
1932
No Score Yet Maybe It's Love
  • Actor
1930

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