Gloria Stuart (born July 4, 1910) is an academy award nominated American stage, television and film actress and artist.
Born Gloria Frances Stewart in Santa Monica, California, she changed the spelling of her name when she commenced her acting career because "Stuart" fit better on a theater marquee.
After acting in college and in other amateur productions, Stuart was discovered at the Pasadena Playhouse and signed to a contract by Universal Studios in 1932. She was also selected as one of the thirteen WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1932.
As a glamorous blonde, she was quickly cast in a variety of films and became a favourite of director James Whale, appearing in his films The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933) and The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933).
Her career with Universal Studios failed to gain momentum, and she moved to 20th Century Fox. By the end of the decade, she had starred in more than forty films, including Roman Scandals (1933) and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)...
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Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man is the third feature-length Murder, She Wrote TV movie. It premiered on May 2 2001 on CBS.
Jessica Fletcher attends a lecture in Virginia given by Cassandra Hawkins, who is trying to clear the name of her ancestor, Samuel Pinckney. Samuel, a slave, was killed by a mob who accused him of murdering a white plantation owner on his wedding night in 1860. Jessica's investigation reveals that she herself is a descendant of Samuel's owner, Sarah McCullough. As Jessica and Cassandra search for clues in the present to discover who really committed the crime, flashbacks reveal that Sarah was quite a detective herself.
Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man has been shown on TV several times. Here is a list of airdates.
Titanic is a 1997 romantic drama film directed, written, and co-produced by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. It stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio as Rose DeWitt Bukater and Jack Dawson respectively, members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ill-fated 1912 maiden voyage of the ship. Bill Paxton plays Brock Lovett, the leader of a treasure hunting expedition, while Gloria Stuart has the role of the elderly Rose, who narrates the story in 1996. The film was both a critical and commercial success, winning eleven Academy Awards including Best Film, and became the highest grossing film of all time, with a total worldwide gross of US$1.8 billion. In 1996, treasure hunter Brock Lovett and his team explore the wreck of the RMS Titanic searching for a necklace called “Heart of the Ocean”. They discover a drawing of a young woman reclining nude, wearing the Heart of the Ocean, dated the day the Titanic sank. News of this drawing on television...,
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is a 1938 film directed by Allan Dwan, based upon the children's book Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin.
Rebecca(Temple) auditions for a part in a radio program, "Little Miss America". She and her uncle do not realize that she has gotten the part and her uncle sends her away to live with her Aunt Miranda and first cousin, Gwen. Meanwhile, the director of the radio program happens to live next door, but is unaware that the girl that he had apparently "lost" was living right next door.
Gold Diggers of 1935 is a Hollywood movie musical released by Warner Brothers on March 15, 1935. It was the third film of the Gold Diggers series of movie musicals, the two previous ones having been released in 1929 and 1933. The movie was directed and choreographed by the legendary Busby Berkeley, and starred Dick Powell, Gloria Stuart, Adolphe Menjou, and Winifred Shaw.
The film is perhaps best known for the famous "Lullaby of Broadway" production number, which features Shaw singing the song of the same name by Harry Warren. This leads into a spectacular tap dance number, featuring 100 men and women hoofing their hearts out. The number, up to then a typically lighthearted one, concludes in a jarringly tragic fashion, as the character played by Ms. Shaw in the song accidentally dances off a high balcony to her death.
The film earned Busby Berkeley an Academy Award nomination for Best Dance Direction. The song "Lullaby of Broadway" won Harry Warren an Academy Award for Best Song.
Here Comes the Navy is a 1934 romantic comedy starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien and Gloria Stuart. It was written by Earl Baldwin and Ben Markson, and was directed by Lloyd Bacon.The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Of historical interest is that a portion of the filming took place aboard the battleship Arizona, which was sunk by the Japanese on December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor. Further, portions of the film also include shots of the dirigible USS Macon, a year before the accident that destroyed the dirigible with the loss of two crew....,
The Invisible Man is a film produced by Universal Pictures in 1933 and directed by James Whale. The movie was based on H. G. Wells' science fiction novel The Invisible Man.
It is considered one of the great Universal horror films of the 1930s, and spawned a number of sequels, plus many spinoffs using the idea of an "invisible man" that were largely unrelated to Wells' original story. In his first screen appearance, Claude Rains portrayed the Invisible Man (Dr. Jack Griffin) mostly only as a disembodied voice. Rains is only shown clearly for a brief time at the end of the film, spending most of his on-screen time covered by bandages. The film also starred Gloria Stuart.
The main characters include:
The invisible stranger is revealed as Dr Jack Griffin, a scientist, who has discovered the secret of invisibility while conducting a series of tests with a strange new drug called monocane. He returns to the laboratory of his mentor, Dr. Cranley (Henry Travers), where he reveals his secret...,
It's Great to Be Alive (1933) is a low-budget science-fiction musical comedy produced by Fox Film Corporation, is a remake of The Last Man on Earth, and later influenced the novel Mr. Adam (1946) by Pat Frank.
A young aviator name Carlos Martin (played by Raul Roulien) is dumped by his girlfriend (Gloria Stuart), and heads on a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean. He has engine trouble and makes an emergency landing on an uninhabited island out in the Pacific. Shortly afterward, a global epidemic of a new disease called masculitis kills every fertile male human on the planet.
When efforts to cure the disease fail, the human race is doomed. Humanity's institutions are all run by women, including the Chicago underworld. Carlos escapes the island, and once he returns home and hears the news, it now depends on him to continue the human race.
One scene in this film depicts look-a-likes of the two top scientists of the era, Albert Einstein and Auguste Piccard, trying to find a cure for...,
Roman Scandals is a 1933 film starring Eddie Cantor, Ruth Etting, Gloria Stuart, and David Manners.
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn, this lavish musical tells the story of Eddie (Cantor), a small-town boy who believes himself to be somewhat of an authority on ancient history. He falls asleep after being thrown out of his corrupt home town, West Rome, and being hit on the head.
In his dream, he finds himself in Ancient Rome. Sold as a slave, he soon becomes involved in palace intrigue involving the corrupt Emperor Valerius, who is every bit as crooked as the politicians in his hometown.
After a series of adventures, which include avoiding being poisoned by the Emperor's wife (Cantor is also the Emperor's food-taster), wooing the captured Princess Sylvia (played by Stuart), a stint in a torture chamber, and an escape in a chariot, Eddie awakens to discover that he "has the goods" on the crooked politicians in his town.
The film features a number of intricate production numbers...,
The Old Dark House is a 1932 horror film directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff, produced just one year after their success with Frankenstein. In spite of the presence of Karloff, The Old Dark House was largely ignored at the American box office, although it was a huge hit in Whale's native England where the audience was more in tune with the director's distinctive, ironic sense of black humour. For many years, it was considered a lost film and gained a tremendous reputation as one of the pre-eminent gothic horror films. Finally, in the late 1960s/early 1970s, the original negative of the film was discovered by Curtis Harrington in the vaults of Universal Studios and restored so that it could once more be shown in public. Filled with humorously sophisticated dialogue, the movie also featured Charles Laughton, Melvyn Douglas, Ernest Thesiger (Doctor Pretorius in Whale's 1935 The Bride of Frankenstein), Raymond Massey, and Gloria Stuart (the elderly "Rose" in 1998's Titanic...,
Gloria Stuart was born in Santa Monica, California, Los Angeles County