R.I.P. Gloria Stuart (July 4, 1910 – September 26, 2010)

by tatiana on September 30, 2010

“I think that’s the important thing, if you’re full of love, admiration, appreciation of the beautiful things there are in this life, you have it made, really. And I have it made.”

When I heard about Gloria Stuart’s passing on Monday, I thought… hot damn, it’s unfortunate that she’s ‘known’ for playing the role of the 100-year-old woman in Titanic (Cameron, 1996)… but maybe it isn’t so bad. She was nominated for an Academy Award, and finally gained the attention and fame that she deserved way wayyy earlier in her career.

Stuart in Poor Little Rich Girl (Cummings, 1936) – One of my FAVORITE movies of ALL TIME

To me, Gloria Stuart was Margaret Allen, marketing associate for the Peck’s soap corporation who eventually fell in love with Richard Barry (played by Michael Whalen), Shirley Temple’s dad in Poor Little Rich Girl (Cummings, 1936)… (which also stars one of my other favorite people –> Jack Haley).

Further research about her little known life lead me to learn about her love for type and letterpress. She started a company and made Imprenta Glorias which were her fine-printed books.

Temple and Stuart promoting Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (Dwan, 1938)

Such a creative woman. Her work will always hold a special place in my wee-heart.

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