Gloria Stuart

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Gloria Frances Stewart
  • Birth Place: Santa Monica, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/04/1910, Cancer
  • Date of Death: 09/26/2010
  • Profession: Actor
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Gloria Stuart Fast Facts:
  • Gave backyard performances as a child during World War I; money collected from sales of hand-knit wash rags and homemade cakes was donated to the war effort.
  • Left college to perform at the Pasadena Playhouse, where she was eventually discovered by talent agents from Universal.
  • Changed the spelling of her last name because she wanted six letters to balance out her first name on marquees.
  • Was a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild in 1933.
  • Semi-retired from acting after WWII.
  • Created hand-printed art books and learned oil painting while living in Italy in 1954; had a successful one-woman show at Manhattan Hammer Galleries in 1961.
  • Returned to acting for a desired cameo role with Peter O'Toole in the 1982 film My Favorite Year.
  • At 87, became the oldest Academy Award nominee for her supporting role in Titanic (1997).
  • Published her memoirs in the 1999 book I Just Kept Hoping.
  • Passed away in September 2010, just two months after she turned 100.
  • Gloria Stuart Relationships:
  • Ward Ritchie - Ex-significant Other
  • Sylvia Sheekman Thompson - Daughter
  • Blair Gordon Newell - Ex-husband
  • Arthur Sheekman - Husband (deceased)
  • Alice Deidrick Stewart - Mother
  • Thomas Stewart - Brother
  • Fred Finch - Stepfather
  • Frank Stewart - Father
  • Gloria Stuart Awards:
  • 1997 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1998 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended University of California, Berkeley, CA

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