Gloria Stuart, a leading lady of the '30s who famously made a career comeback decades later with an Oscar nomination for TITANIC (1997), has passed away at the age of 100.
Stuart's '30s movies included STREET OF WOMEN (1932), THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933), GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935 (1935), THE PRISONER OF SHARK ISLAND (1936), POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL (1936), REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM (1938), and THE THREE MUSKETEERS (1939).
Stuart left films in 1946, returning to acting three decades later in TV-movies, including Lindsay Wagner's THE TWO WORLDS OF JENNIE LOGAN (1979) and THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF DR. MEG LAUREL (1979). After another 15 years or so of occasional appearances, her acting career came to a halt once more; she had not acted on screen in eight years when she appeared in TITANIC.
Stuart wrote her autobiography in 1999.
I just saw her star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame last week, as it's near the Egyptian Theatre.
Additional obituaries can be found at the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Update: A tribute from Leonard Maltin.
Tuesday Update: A lovely remembrance from Matthew at Movietone News.