|Born to one of the
very best families in Philadelphia, was a mere 17 years old when she became engaged to
Caledon Hockley. Intelligent, poised, and beautiful, Rose had been schooled since
childhood to be everything a young woman of society was expected to be. Rose's betrothal
to Hockley, heir to a Pittsburgh steel fortune, was considered an admirable catch, a
perfect pairing of wealth and social position. Yet her spirit rebelled against the rigid
confines and expectations of Edwardian society controlling her destiny.
The part of Old Rose was played by Gloria Stuart.