Friday, July 2, 2010

Hollywood to Honor Gloria Stuart a Second Time!

In honor of Gloria Stuart celebrating her 100th birthday on July 4, 2010 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is going to pay tribute to Gloria Stuart on July 22, 2010 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA. The program will be comprised of film clips from the early years of her career as well as an onstage interview with Ms. Stuart conducted by film historian Leonard Maltin.

She began her career in the 1930s starring in such films as Gold Diggers of 1935, The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), Poor Little Rich Girl (1936), and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938). In 1997, Ms. Stuart made a comeback in the role of the 100 year old Rose Dewitt Bukater in James Cameron's Academy Award winning film Titanic; she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Movie Trivia: Ms. Stuart wasn't the first actress considered for the role of 100 year old Rose in Titanic; originally James Cameron tried to recruit actress Ann Rutherford for the part but she declined. Mr. Cameron then heard of Ms. Stuart and decided to use her instead. By then Ms. Stuart was almost forgotten but thanks to her performance she returned to the public eye.

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