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Dorothy Gibson













































About Dorothy Gibson

After becoming famous as a survivor of the 1912 Titanic disaster, Gibson starred in a silent film based on the event and titled Saved From the Titanic. During her one-year-long film acting career, she appeared in a total of twenty-five movies; the only one that survives is a 1912 picture titled A Lucky Holdup. 


Early life

One year prior to boarding the Titanic, she made her silent film debut in A Show Girl s Stratagem and went on to play the role of Molly Pitcher in the 1911 movie Hands Across the Sea. During the early 1900s, she also had a prolific career as an artist s model.


Trivia

In the early 1900s, she had a half decade-long affair with Universal Pictures co-founder Jules Brulatour.


Family of Dorothy Gibson

Born Dorothy Winifred Brown, she grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey and New York, New York as the daughter of John Brown and Pauline Boesen and, after her father s 1892 death, as the stepdaughter of John Leonard Gibson. From 1910 until 1913, she was married to George Henry Battier, Jr.


Close associates of Dorothy Gibson

In 1912, Gibson and Mary Pickford were the two film actresses who brought in the largest paychecks.





















Molly Brown













































About Molly Brown

One of the survivors of the sinking of the Titanic, she was also known as The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Her ordeal inspired a play and a movie. 


Early life

She came into money after her husband James Joseph Brown s engineering inventions became useful for ore productions.


Trivia

After setting off on Lifeboat No. 6 from the Titanic, she tried to persuade its occupants to return to the sink site in search of survivors. Whether they went back or found any was unclear.


Family of Molly Brown

She grew up in Hannibal, Missouri with three siblings and two step-siblings. Her parents were immigrants from Ireland.


Close associates of Molly Brown

Kathy Bates portrayed her in the 1997 film Titanic.





















Eva Hart













































About Eva Hart

Titanic survivor who became one of the most outspoken critics of the vessel s lack of lifeboats after the ship s sinking in 1912.


Early life

She was seven years old when she boarded the Titanic as a second-class passenger with her parents in Southampton, England.


Trivia

She sang professionally in Australia, became a Conservative Party organizer, and worked as a magistrate.


Family of Eva Hart

Her parents were Benjamin Hart and Esther Bloomfield.


Close associates of Eva Hart

When Eva was placed in the lifeboat, her father told her to “hold mommy s hand and be a good little girl.” This moment was recreated in director James Cameron s 1997 film Titanic.





















Rhoda Abbott













































About Rhoda Abbott

A survivor of the infamous 1912 Titanic nautical disaster, this third-class passenger gave up her seat on a lifeboat to make room for her children and was rescued after going down with the ship. 


Early life

Born Rhoda Mary Hunt, she spent her youth in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England.


Trivia

After her rescue, she recovered in New York City s St. Vincent s Hospital. Though her legs healed from the extended exposure to icy water, she developed severe, chronic asthma as a result of her ordeal.


Family of Rhoda Abbott

Her marriage to Stanton Abbott resulted in sons named Rossmore and Eugene, both of whom died during the Titanic disaster despite their mother s attempts to save them. After spanorcing her first husband, she married George Charles Williams; the couple lived in both England and Florida, U.S.A.


Close associates of Rhoda Abbott

She was ultimately saved by RMS Titanic Fifth Officer Harold Lowe, who ushered her into a lifeboat after she had already been swept to sea.





















 

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Ruth Becker













































About Ruth Becker

American woman who was one of the last living survivors of the April 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic. After surviving the disaster, she went on to teach school in Michigan and appear at several Titanic Historical Society conventions. 


Early life

She was born in Guntur, India and boarded the RMS Titanic at age 12. She and her family were all rescued by the RMS Carpathia.


Trivia

In April 1994, her ashes were spread at the same coordinates in the Atlantic Ocean where the RMS Titanic had sunk 82 years prior.


Family of Ruth Becker

Her parents were Lutheran missionary Allen Oliver Becker and his wife Nellie. She was married to Daniel Blanchard for 23 years and had 3 children with him.


Close associates of Ruth Becker

She and Margaret Brown are two of the best-known survivors of the sinking of the Titanic.





















 

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Dorothy Gibson













































About Dorothy Gibson

After becoming famous as a survivor of the 1912 Titanic disaster, Gibson starred in a silent film based on the event and titled Saved From the Titanic. During her one-year-long film acting career, she appeared in a total of twenty-five movies; the only one that survives is a 1912 picture titled A Lucky Holdup. 


Early life

One year prior to boarding the Titanic, she made her silent film debut in A Show Girl s Stratagem and went on to play the role of Molly Pitcher in the 1911 movie Hands Across the Sea. During the early 1900s, she also had a prolific career as an artist s model.


Trivia

In the early 1900s, she had a half decade-long affair with Universal Pictures co-founder Jules Brulatour.


Family of Dorothy Gibson

Born Dorothy Winifred Brown, she grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey and New York, New York as the daughter of John Brown and Pauline Boesen and, after her father s 1892 death, as the stepdaughter of John Leonard Gibson. From 1910 until 1913, she was married to George Henry Battier, Jr.


Close associates of Dorothy Gibson

In 1912, Gibson and Mary Pickford were the two film actresses who brought in the largest paychecks.





















 

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