Titanic's Gloria Stuart, 100, Dies
Actress became oldest nominated for supporting Oscar
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2010 4:32 PM CDT
Gloria Stuart reads from her new book "Flight of Butterfly" in Los Angeles, Monday, July 19, 2010. Stuart celebrated her 100th birthday on July 4, 2010.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
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(Newser) – Gloria Stuart, the actress who left Hollywood for three decades only to become the oldest actress nominated for an Oscar for her spirited turn in James Cameron's epic Titanic, died last night at age 100. Stuart was diagnosed with lung cancer five years ago, having beaten breast cancer two decades ago. "She did not believe in illness. She paid no attention to it, and it served her well," her daughter tells the AP.