Leo Speaks Fondly Of Gloria Stuart

September 28th, 2010 // Leave a Comment

Gloria Stuart, who played the older version of Rose (also played by Kate Winslet), passed away Sunday at the age of 100.

Remembering his Titanic co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio said, “Gloria Stuart was a force both on and off screen. An amazingly sweet person, a fantastic actress, and someone who always fought for what she believed in.”

“She was one of the last great actresses from the Golden era of Hollywood. I was honored to have worked along side her. She will be missed,”

he added in a statement.

Beginning in the 1930s, Stuart starred in over 40 films, but semi-retired after A-list movie star status alluded her.
She was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1998 for Titanic, becoming the oldest woman ever nominated for an Academy Award. She is survived by a daughter, four grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

By Justin Thompson
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