May 16, 1999 |
Like co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, Gloria Stuart, 88, has followed "Titanic" with challenges: "The Love Letter" (with Kate Capshaw, Blythe Danner and Tom Selleck) and Wim Wenders' upcoming "The Million Dollar Hotel"--typical for someone (her autobiography is due in September from Little, Brown) who's had success as a glamour star, painter and printer. TAKING CHANCES: "I've turned down three 'darling grandmas'--loving, sweet loyal grandmas.
December 20, 1997 |
Like the 101-year-old shipwreck survivor she movingly plays in James Cameron's epic "Titanic," Gloria Stuart has stories to tell. The 87-year-old actress may not have faced icebergs in the Atlantic, but she's weathered formidable directors like John Ford and James Whale, defied Darryl Zanuck and Universal's Carl Laemmle Jr., fought to launch the Screen Actors Guild and lobbed butter at Humphrey Bogart.
July 29, 2010
Gloria Stuart: The Classic Hollywood column about Gloria Stuart in the July 21 Calendar section said that in the film "Titanic" she played the character of Rose, an 85-year-old survivor of the shipwreck. Stuart's character was 100 years old in the movie. Neil Young associate: A news obituary in Wednesday's LATExtra section on steel guitarist Ben Keith identified another associate of rocker Neil Young as drummer Tim Drummond. Drummond is a bassist. If you believe that we have made an error, or you have questions about The Times' journalistic standards and practices, you may contact Deirdre Edgar, readers' representative, by e-mail at readers.
January 10, 1998
"Titanic" actress Gloria Stuart is an enchanting raconteur, and Steven Smith an engaging and witty writer, but he betrays his comparative youth when he quotes Stuart as having been taken to see "Kathryn" Cornell ("Back in Bloom," Dec. 20). As her biographer Tad Mosel wrote in "Leading Lady," Katharine Cornell (1893-1974) made a small point of pride of "this beautiful and distinctive spelling." JAMES E. BRODHEAD Santa Barbara
February 24, 1999
Gloria Stuart, Actress, book artist "I made something out of the London magazine Hello. It was fantastic. It's called Hombre in the Hat and they say it's a 'flavorsome version of classic Toad-in-the-Hole, which uses chorizo and whole cloves of garlic with a spicy red Shiraz wine from Australia.' Well, I didn't have that. You take an 8-inch baking dish and put three sausages in it, three vine-ripened tomatoes and three cloves of garlic.
November 7, 1999 |
While James Cameron's "Titanic" unspools on two monitors, actor Efrain Figueroa is laying down an audio play-by-play in Spanish, bringing the action into the realm of the blind. At this relatively calm moment in the film, Titanic survivor Gloria Stuart settles her 101-year-old eyes on Leonardo DiCaprio's nude portrait of Kate Winslet. "El retrato esta en solucion liquitada para no se desintegre," Figueroa intones (The drawing sits in clear liquid to keep it from drying out).