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Gloria Stuart is a Actor American born on 4 july 1910 at Santa Barbara (USA)

Gloria Stuart

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Birth name Gloria Frances Stuart
Nationality USA
Birth 4 july 1910 at Santa Barbara (USA)
Death 26 september 2010 (at 100 years) at Los Angeles (USA)
Awards Saturn Award

Gloria Frances Stewart, known as Gloria Stuart, (July 4, 1910 – September 26, 2010) was an American actress and visual artist. Stuart began her acting career in theater. In the 1930s and 1940s, she performed in little theater and summer stock in Los Angeles and New York City. She signed a contract with Universal Pictures in 1932, and acted in numerous films, including The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), and The Three Musketeers (1939).

In 1945, Stuart abandoned her acting career and shifted to a career as an artist, working as a fine printer and making paintings, serigraphy, Bonsai, and découpage for the next five decades. She returned to acting in the late 1970s, appearing in several bit parts, including in Richard Benjamin's My Favorite Year (1982) and Wildcats (1986).

In 1997, she was cast as the 100-year-old elder Rose Dawson in James Cameron's Titanic, for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Receiving her nomination at eighty-seven, she is the oldest person nominated for an Academy Award for acting. Her last film performance was in Wim Wenders' Land of Plenty (2004) before her death in 2010 at the age of 100.

In addition to her acting and art career, Stuart was also an environmental activist and one of the founding members of the Screen Actors Guild.

Biography

Stuart married twice: first, to Blair Gordon Newell, from 1930-1934; and then to Arthur Sheekman, from 1934 until his death in 1978 of a heart attack. Stuart was partners with artist Ward Ritchie from 1983 until his death of pancreatic cancer in 1996.

Stuart was a Democrat. In 1938 as a member of the Hollywood Democratic Committee, Stuart was on the Executive Board of the California State Democratic Committee

Stuart was a breast cancer survivor, having been diagnosed in her seventies. She received a lumpectomy followed with radiation. Stuart’s breast cancer did not return.


Activism
While a student at the University of California, Berkeley at age seventeen, Stuart wanted to join the Young Communist League. She wrote, "I was told it was for the poor and the oppressed. That appealed to me. But membership wasn't open to anyone under eighteen, so I couldn't join." In Carmel, she notes that her friendship with muckraker Lincoln Steffens gave her "...much deeper insight into the abuses of laborers and blue-collar workers and made me ready to work for liberal causes when I got to Hollywood a few years later."

In 1933 after completing The Old Dark House, Stuart was one of the first stars to work toward an actors’ union and was one of thirty-nine new Class A members of the Screen Actors Guild, of which she was a founding member. In June, 1936, she helped Paul Muni, Franchot Tone, Ernst Lubitsch, and Oscar Hammerstein II form the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League. That same year she and writer Dorothy Parker helped create the League to Support the Spanish Civil War Orphans.

Stuart was also an avid environmentalist. "I belong to every organization that has to do with saving the environment," said Stuart. "I'm fed up with venal and avaricious forestry people, mining people, oil people, gas people. I think the abuse of the environment is sinful."

Best films

Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
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Filmography of Gloria Stuart (49 films)

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Actress

Chris & Don: A Love Story, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentaire sur une personnalité, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors John Boorman, Leslie Caron, Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Gloria Stuart, Christopher Murray
Roles Herself
Rating75% 3.7883653.7883653.7883653.7883653.788365
Chris & Don tells the story of a romance that began on the beaches of Santa Monica in the 1950s, when Christopher Isherwood at age 48 met Don Bachardy who then was eighteen years old. Isherwood, an established author with works such as The Berlin Stories, which helped inspire much of Cabaret, helped Bachardy discover and develop his affinity for drawing and painting as he became a renowned portrait painter during the second half of the 20th century to the present. The documentary includes insight from friends, including Liza Minnelli and John Boorman, who tell of the countless struggles the two faced as one of the first openly gay couples in Hollywood. Despite the age difference, the couple endured until Isherwood succumbed to prostate cancer in 1986.
Land of Plenty, 2h3
Directed by Wim Wenders
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films about terrorism, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Michelle Williams, John Diehl, Shaun Toub, Burt Young, Wendell Pierce, Richard Edson
Roles Old Lady
Rating63% 3.1993853.1993853.1993853.1993853.199385
The movie presents a view of post-9/11 United States as seen through the eyes of Lana (Williams), an American girl who has lived in Africa and the Middle East for years with her missionary parents. She is returning from a long trip to the West Bank. In Los Angeles, she works at a homeless mission and looks up her only living relative in the US, her late mother's brother, Paul (Diehl). He is a paranoid Vietnam veteran who drives around filming and spying on Arabs and people with Arab features. Lana, in contrast, leans toward anti-war convictions and has been changed by her experiences abroad, so feels outside American culture.
The Million Dollar Hotel, 2h
Directed by Wim Wenders
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Jeremy Davies, Milla Jovovich, Mel Gibson, Jimmy Smits, Peter Stormare, Amanda Plummer
Roles Jessica
Rating59% 2.950912.950912.950912.950912.95091
A group of very different people live in a hotel in Los Angeles, California including the romantically involved Tom Tom (Davies) and Eloise (Milla Jovovich). The events that unfold are the result of the death of an important resident; the son (Tim Roth) of a billionaire media mogul. His father commissions an FBI agent (Gibson) to look into his death.
The Love Letter, 1h28
Directed by Peter Ho-sun Chan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Kate Capshaw, Blythe Danner, Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Selleck, Tom Everett Scott, Gloria Stuart
Roles Eleanor
Rating55% 2.7516152.7516152.7516152.7516152.751615
Helen MacFarquhar (Kate Capshaw), a middle-aged bookseller, having recently divorced and after sending her daughter off to summer camp, and her nagging ex-husband trying to convince her to pay for some of their daughter's activities is ready to move on to the next stage in her life. One morning, as she is going through the mail, she discovers an anonymous blue love letter, without an envelope and a name. Having discovered this letter in her mail, in her bookstore, she naturally thinks it is for her. But the only question is, who is it from? At first, she thinks it is from George Matthias, the local fireman, but decides it couldn't be him, after trying to give him subtle hints ("have you ever been 'on fire?'") Not having any idea who may be the writer of the love letter, she just puts it away in her purse and tries to forget about it.
Titanic
Titanic (1997)
, 3h14
Directed by James Cameron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical, Romance
Themes La fin du monde, Films about immigration, Seafaring films, Transport films, RMS Titanic in fiction, Children's films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Bernard Hill
Roles Old Rose
Rating77% 3.8999853.8999853.8999853.8999853.899985
In 1996, treasure hunter Brock Lovett and his team aboard the research vessel Akademik Mstislav Keldysh search the wreck of RMS Titanic for a necklace with a rare diamond, the Heart of the Ocean. They recover a safe containing a drawing of a young woman wearing only the necklace dated April 14, 1912, the day the ship struck the iceberg. Rose Dawson Calvert, the woman in the drawing, is brought aboard Keldysh and tells Lovett of her experiences aboard Titanic.
Wildcats
Wildcats (1986)
, 1h46
Directed by Michael Ritchie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Themes Films about racism, Sports films, American football films
Actors Goldie Hawn, Jan Hooks, Swoosie Kurtz, Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Robyn Lively
Roles Mrs. Connoly
Rating60% 3.0012253.0012253.0012253.0012253.001225
Molly McGrath is the daughter of a famed football coach who is dying to head her own team. When her wish is finally granted, Molly leaves her job coaching girls' track at an affluent high school (Prescott High School) to take over a football team at an inner-city high school (Central High School)--the kind of place where guard dogs are needed to patrol the campus. At first the new coach’s idealism and optimism are suffocated with racial and gender prejudice, but eventually her overriding spirit begins to whip her unruly team into shape. At the same time, she must also struggle to win a battle for the custody of her two young daughters. The real test for Molly comes when her Central High team faces Prescott in the city championship.
Mass Appeal, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jack Lemmon, Željko Ivanek, Charles Durning, Louise Latham, Alice Hirson, Talia Balsam
Roles M Curry
Rating66% 3.346793.346793.346793.346793.34679
For years, as pastor of an affluent, suburban Catholic parish, Father Tim Farley has maintained a close relationship with his congregation by delivering folksy homilies filled with practical advice and adhering to clerical policies without waver. One Sunday, his sermon is interrupted by seminarian Mark Dolson, who questions Farley's position on the ordination of women. The older priest charmingly sidesteps the young man but is annoyed that he was placed in an uncomfortable position. This is a man who relies on charm, harmless white lies, and inane jokes when interacting with his parishioners, and he always has been careful not to get involved in controversial issues.
My Favorite Year, 1h32
Directed by Richard Benjamin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about television
Actors Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna, Bill Macy, Lainie Kazan
Roles Mrs. Horn
Rating73% 3.697943.697943.697943.697943.69794
Benjy Stone (Mark Linn-Baker), the narrator, tells of the summer (in his "favorite year" of 1954) he met his idol, swashbuckling actor Allan Swann (Peter O'Toole). In the early days of television, Benjy works as a junior comedy writer for a variety show starring Stan "King" Kaiser (Joseph Bologna). As a special upcoming guest, they get the still famous (though largely washed-up) Swann. However, when he shows up, they realize that he is a roaring drunk. Kaiser is ready to dump him, until Benjy intervenes and promises to keep him sober during the week leading up to the show.
The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel, 2h25
Directed by Guy Green
Genres Drama
Actors Lindsay Wagner, Jane Wyman, Andrew Duggan, Gloria Stuart, Gary Lockwood, Brock Peters
Rating66% 3.334283.334283.334283.334283.33428
Set in the 1930s, a female doctor returns to her birth town in the Blue Ridge Mountains after she had spent a certain period in the big city. She now has the intention of helping the poor residents after she had learned modern medical techniques in the big city. She becomes the rival of the local medicine woman, who is not pleased with her arrival and does not trust the modern science. She also helps the local sin-eater.
The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Romance
Themes Time travel films, Films based on science fiction novels
Actors Lindsay Wagner, Marc Singer, Linda Gray, Henry Wilcoxon, Constance McCashin, Irene Tedrow
Roles Lady Sitting at Cemetery
Rating70% 3.539953.539953.539953.539953.53995
Michael Logan (Alan Feinstein) and his wife Jennie (Lindsay Wagner) are trying to salvage their marriage after Jennie finds out about Michael's infidelity. They move into an old Victorian house in rural New England. In the attic, Jennie, who is herself a Victorian at heart, finds an authentic Victorian white dress under a protective cover, thick with dust. The dress is intact save for one small tear in the fabric at the shoulder.
Flood!
Flood! (1976)
, 1h40
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Origin USA
Genres Disaster, Adventure
Themes Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Robert Culp, Martin Milner, Barbara Hershey, Richard Basehart, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall
Roles Mrs. Parker
Rating54% 2.7182.7182.7182.7182.718
Après plusieurs semaines de pluie torentielle, les habitants soucieux de la sécurité de la petite ville de Brownsville demandent à leur maire d'ouvrir les vannes pour faire sortir le surplus d'eau du barrage mais ce dernier refuse. La construction cède et c'est la panique pour les quelques habitants qui vont devoir faire l'impossible pour survivre.
The Legend of Lizzie Borden, 1h40
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about capital punishment
Actors Elizabeth Montgomery, Katherine Helmond, Ed Flanders, Fionnula Flanagan, Don Porter, Fritz Weaver
Roles Store customer
Rating77% 3.8857553.8857553.8857553.8857553.885755
The film, although based on fact, is a stylized retelling of the events of August 4, 1892 when the father and step-mother of New England spinster Lizzie Andrew Borden were found brutally murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home. The subsequent incarceration of the prime suspect (Lizzie herself) as well as the coroner's inquest and trial are largely faithfully depicted, using actual testimony. In what may be seen as deviation from the film's docudrama narrative, as Lizzie hears her verdict, flashbacks are shown of her actually committing the murders in the nude and bathing after each death, thus explaining why no blood was ever found on her or her clothes; however, it is left ambiguous whether Lizzie was actually reminiscing about the crimes or simply fantasizing how she herself would have disposed of her victims. The film ends after Lizzie's acquittal with Lizzie's sister Emma asking her point-blank if she killed their parents; Lizzie does not answer. The epilogue states that the killings of Andrew and Abby Borden remained unsolved.
She Wrote the Book, 1h20
Directed by Charles Lamont
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Joan Davis, Jack Oakie, Mischa Auer, Gloria Stuart, Kirby Grant, Jacqueline deWit
Roles Phyllis Fowler
Rating63% 3.188163.188163.188163.188163.18816
The Whistler, 59minutes
Directed by William Castle
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Noir, Crime
Actors Richard Dix, Gloria Stuart, J. Carrol Naish, Alan Dinehart, Sr., Trevor Bardette, William Benedict
Roles Alice Walker
Rating64% 3.2449753.2449753.2449753.2449753.244975
Industrialist Earl C. Conrad, who failed to rescue his wife at sea and now suffers from grief and guilt, arranges to have a hit man end his life. He does not know how the killing will be done, but knows that it will happen within days.