Los Angeles (September 27, 2010) — Screen Actors Guild deeply mourns the passing of founding member Gloria Stuart, whose contributions to her union, the film industry and world of fine art were a legacy second only to the humanity by which she lived.
Stuart, who won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role as Old Rose in Titanic, a performance which also garnered Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, turned 100 on July 4 of this year.
She died Sunday at her home in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles (September 1, 2010) – Screen Actors Guild mourns the loss of former SAG National Executive Director Ken Orsatti, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 78 of pulmonary disease at West Hills Hospital in West Hills, Calif. Orsatti served as national executive director from 1981 through the beginning of 2001.
In recent days, Screen Actors Guild has lost several members who each contributed greatly in their own way to the entertainment industry, leaving a long-lasting impression on audiences.
SAG mourns the recent passing of actors Rue McClanahan, Dennis Hopper, Gary Coleman, Lynn Redgrave and Dixie Carter. We send our heartfelt condolences to their families.
Screen Actors Guild mourns the passing of former SAG National Board Member Lena Horne. The legendary actor and jazz singer died Sunday, May 9, in New York City. She was 92. Horne was SAG’s first African American board member, serving from 1943-45.
Horne’s more than six-decade career began as a 16-year-old chorus girl at the fabled Cotton Club in Harlem in 1933, and would go on to span films, radio, television, recording, nightclubs, concert halls and Broadway.