Santa Monica, California, USA
Place of Death
Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death
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Gloria Stuart was born in Santa Monica, California, did some acting while in college at the University of California at Berkeley and later worked on stage in little theater productions. Universal enticed the glamourous blond actress with the assurance of "big plans," but outside of her films for director James Whale (The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), and The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933)), that promise went unkept as the studio stuck her in a long series of unmemorable program pictures. After a stint at 20th Century-Fox turned out the same way, Stuart went back to the stage and then (in the mid-`40s) retired from acting. Since then, she has taken up painting and has had one-woman shows in New York, Austria, and Italy. In the 1970s, she returned to acting. Widowed since 1978 (her husband was screenwriter Arthur Sheekman), she was Oscar-nominated for her performance as the 100-year-old survivor of the sinking of the Titanic (1997).
Santa Monica High School, 1927
University of California-Berkeley
Full Name at Birth
Gloria Frances Stewart
Claim to Fame
WAMPAS Baby Star of 1932, Titanic
Alice Deidrick Stewart
Thomas Stuart, Frank Finch
Fred J. Finch (Step-Father)
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).
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1932-1946 1975-1989 1997-2004
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