Gloria Stuart, who put a nice cap on a long acting career with an Oscar-nominated performance in Titanic when she was 87, has died at the age of 100.
Her career went back to the formative years of Hollywood, and she was lauded for her centennial early this year by Leonard Maltin. Stuart made her screen debut in the 1932 film Street of Women. Under contract to Universal at that time, Stuart appeared in such seminal fright films for that studio as Old Dark House and The Invisible Man. Stuart also appeared in such films as Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms. She worked steadily through the mid-1940s and then began working again in the 1970s, primarily in TV. After Titanic, she continued to appear selectively in TV roles.