>> She was the only cast member of ‘Titanic’ who was alive at the time of the actual disaster. Stuart lived to be 100 years old, the same age as her character in the film.
>> The 86-year-old Gloria had to put on makeup to play the 101-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater in the film. She did not like it.
>> She shortened her last name from ‘Stewart’ to ‘Stuart’ because she thought its six letters balanced perfectly on a theater’s marquee with her name Gloria.
>> Her daughter, Sylvia Vaughn (Sheekman) Thompson Park, born June 19, 1935, is a gourmet food writer and has authored several cookbooks.
>> Was a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild and Anti- Nazi league.