Titanic gift from Kate and Leo

//Titanic gift from Kate and Leo

By TOM BRYANT: Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio are helping pay the nursing home fees of the last survivor of the Titanic.
The actors, who starred in the 1997 film about the doomed liner, are funding 97-year-old Millvina Dean, who at just nine weeks old was the youngest passenger on board when the ship sank in 1912.
Oscar-winner Winslet, 33, DiCaprio, 34, and the movie’s director James Cameron are thought to have donated £22,000. The actors said “We are honnored to help out.”
The Millvina Fund was launched yesterday in belfast, where Titanic was built. Miss Dean, who lives in the New Forest, Hampshire, has already auctioned some belongings and memorabilia to pay her £3,000-a-month care fees.
Advertising tycoon James Beattie last month paid £1,750 for the bag in which she was put in a lifeboat. He then returned it to her, saying “This item had been with her for 97 years and we have no right to take it from her.”
Miss Dean’s father Bertram was one of the 1,516 who died in the sinking.

By | 2009-05-13T17:42:51+00:00 13 May 2009|Cruise News|0 Comments

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