(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Times reports actress Gloria Stuart has died at the age of 100 after a five-year battle with lung cancer. Stuart was best known for her role as the elderly Rose character in 1997's Titanic. The part earned her a best supporting actress Academy Award nomination, making her, at 87, the oldest actress ever to be nominated for an Oscar. In her 1999 autobiography, Stuart wrote about her excitement over earning the part in the James Cameron film. She wrote, "I knew the role I had wanted and waited for all these many years had arrived! I could taste the role of Old Rose!” Stuart, whose first acting credit on the Internet Movie Data Base dates back to 1932, was also a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000.
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