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Gloria Stuart, Who Played the 100-Year-Old Rose in ‘Titanic’ and Guest Starred in Dozens of TV Shows, Dies at Age 100

Sep 27, 2010  •  Post A Comment

gloriastuart.bmpGloria Stuart, who was nominated for an Academy Award for playing the 100-year old Rose in James Cameron’s "Titanic," has died at age 100.

Stuart, who was a star during the 1930s and then took an almost 30-year hiatus from acting in Hollywood from 1946 until 1975, died in Santa Monica, CA on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, of lung cancer.

When "Titanic" opened she was 87-years-old, and she remains the oldest actor nominated for an Academy Award.

Upon her return to acting in 1975, Stuart guest-starred in numerous TV shows, from "The Waltons" to "Murder She Wrote" to "General Hospital" to "Touched by An Angel." Her last acting role was in 2004.

According to Susan King in the Los Angeles Times’ 24 Frames blog, Stuart "went out in fine style — in a bed she had built decades earlier from two life-size merry-go-round horses."

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