segunda-feira, 27 de setembro de 2010
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Gloria Stuart, who earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of the elder version of Kate Winslet's character Rose in "Titanic," has died.
She was 100.
Her daughter, writer Sylvia Thompson, confirmed Stuart's death Monday to the Los Angeles Times.
Thompson said Stuart had been diagnosed with lung cancer five years ago.
The actress was 87 when she was nominated for the best supporting actress Oscar for her work in the epic shipboard romance "Titanic".
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized her 100th birthday last July with a program featuring film clips and an onstage conversation between Stuart and her longtime friend, film historian Leonard Maltin.
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".
Stuart was the oldest performer to have been nominated for an Academy Award.
FBI agents cheated on an internal exam by conferring, using crib sheets, and finding answers on computers, a Department of Justice probe has found.
Staff were required to take a test on their knowledge of new unified guidelines on domestic investigations.
Suspicions were raised when many passed the 90-minute exam in just 20 minutes.
The authors of the report said "a significant number of FBI employees engaged in some form of improper conduct or cheating".
After the controversial guidelines were introduced, staff were required to take 16.5 hours of classroom tuition and then take a 51-question computerised exam that was expected to take most people between 90 minutes and two hours.
They were allowed access to the guidelines while taking the test, which was mostly sat between May 2009 and January 2010.
The Office of the Inspector General was called in to investigate after 200 workers passed the test in under 20 minutes.
After interviewing staff in a number of field offices, investigators found people taking the exam had conferred, and that direct cheating had been employed.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and sixteen other people may run for the presidency in Belarus, the Belarusian Central Election Commission (CEC) said on Monday.
The Belarusian parliament has set presidential elections for December 19. On Monday, the CEC registered the would-be candidates' action groups.
The action groups are responsible for collecting the 100,000 signatures necessary for registration as a full-fledged candidate.
The former Belarusian deputy foreign minister Andrey Sannikov, opposition leader Aleksey Mikhalevich, economist Yaroslav Romanchuk, and the deputy head of the Green Party, Yury Glushakov, are among the would-be candidates.
The CEC refused to register the action groups of two applicants.
Earlier Lukashenko expressed confidence that neither the Kremlin, nor the West would exert pressure on Belarus during the forthcoming polls.