Monday, September 27, 2010

Gloria Stuart, 1910-2010

Gloria Stuart, the actress who is probably best remembered today for having played the old lady who appears at the beginning of James Cameron's Titanic, has died at the age of 100.

Of course, those of us who are fans of classic movies will probably remember that she made a large number of movies at Fox in the 1930s before retiring a first time a good half-century before Titanic. FMC has had Island in the Sky on their schedule from time to time, but doesn't air too many of Stuart's movies. And, sadly, TCM can't get the rights to show Fox movies anywhere near as easily as they can to stuff from MGM, Warners, or RKO. So I don't know that TCM is going to be able to do much of a tribute for Stuart.

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