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Biography #2Born July 4, 1910, Gloria Stuart had to endure two hours of aging makeup to play the 101-year-old Rose Calvert, a woman who claims to be a survivor of the Titanic disaster. Stuart starred in dozens of movies from 1930 until WWII, when she retired. Among them are John Ford's Air Mail and The Prisoner of Shark Island, Here Comes the Navy with James Cagney, Poor Little Rich Girl with Shirley Temple, Busby Berkeley's Goldiggers of 1935, Roman Scandals with Eddie Cantor, The Three Musketeers with the Ritz Brothers, and two films with the English horror film director James Whale, The Kiss Before the Mirror and the classic The Old Dark House, co-starring Charles Laughton, Melvyn Douglas, Raymond Massey and Boris Karloff.
Since the '40s, the Santa Monica-born Stuart has lead an extremely productive existence as an accomplished painter, collage artist, printer, gardener of bonsai, hostess, wife, mother, grandmother and world traveler.
Bio courtesy Paramount (01-Jan-2000)