LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it plans to honor actress Gloria Stuart's career in film and celebrate her 100th birthday.
A program featuring film clips and an onstage conversation between Stuart and her longtime friend, film historian Leonard Maltin, is planned for July 22 at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif., it was announced Thursday.
Born July 4, 1910, in Santa Monica, Calif., Stuart is best known for her roles in "The Old Dark House," "The Invisible Man," "Gold Diggers of 1935," "Air Mail," "The Prisoner of Shark Island," "Poor Little Rich Girl" and "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm."
In 1997, at age 87, her memorable performance in "Titanic" as a centenarian survivor of the ship's sinking endeared Stuart to a new generation of moviegoers and earned her an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress, the Academy said. Stuart remains the oldest performer to have been nominated for an Academy Award.