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Titanic Actress Gloria Stuart Dies at 100

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Actress Gloria Stuart, who was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in "Titanic," has died in her Los Angeles home at the age of 100.

Stuart was diagnosed with lung cancer several years ago.

Beginning her acting career in the 1930s, Stuart appeared in more than 40 films, reaching the pinnacle of her success at age 87, when she became the oldest Oscar nominee ever for her supporting role as the older version of Kate Winslet's character Rose Dawson in the James Cameron blockbuster Titanic.

In her 1999 memoir "I just Kept Hoping" Stuart said "When I graduated from Santa Monica High in 1927, I was voted the girl most likely to succeed.  I didn't realize it would take so long."

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