Gloria Stuart

Gloria Stuart

About this actor

Gloria Stuart (July 4, 1910 – September 26, 2010) was an American actress. Over a Hollywood career that spanned almost 80 years, Stuart appeared on stage, in television and film, and was best known for her roles as Claude Rains' sweetheart in The Invisible Man and as 100-year-old Rose in her Academy Award nominated role in the film Titanic. Stuart was born Gloria Frances Stewart in Santa Monica, California, a third-generation Californian. Her mother, Alice Vaughan Deidrick Stewart, was born in Angels Camp, California. Her father, Frank Stewart, was an attorney representing many of the Chinese Tongs in San Francisco. Gloria's brother, Frank, came 11 months later. A second brother, Thomas, died in infancy. When Gloria was nine years old, her father, who had been appointed a judge and was about to take the bench, was hit by a car and died. Her mother got a job in the Ocean Park Post Office to support her children. Alice Stewart remarried, to Fred J. Finch, a native of Kentucky, who owned...