DiCaprio and Winslet help the last Titanic survivor

DiCaprio and Winslet help the last Titanic survivor

  In this Friday, April 17, 1998 file photo, Millvina Dean smiles as she signs a Titanic movie poster at the Titanic Historical Society's convention in Springfield, Mass.The superstars along with the film's director James Cameron rpt James Cameron have contributed USD 30,000 for a fund to help the 98-year-old Millvina Dean, who has been struggling to pay her nursing home fees.
Millvina, who was only nine weeks old at the time of the disaster, was the youngest passenger of the ill-fated ship and is now the last remaining survivor.
She was rescued from the sinking ship along with her mother and brother but she lost her father in the tragedy.
Millvina, a Southampton resident, has been forced to sell some of her possessions and memorabilia from the historic ship at an auction to raise money to stay in her private nursing home.
She had sold some clothes given to her family when they arrived in America and compensation letters sent to her mother from Titanic Relief Fund.Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio
However, the items were returned to her after her plight was brought to public notice by Ireland-based Sunday Independent newspaper's photographer Don Mullan, who published an appeal to the team of the 1997 blockbuster to come forward to help Millvina, reported Sky News.

In a statement, Winslet and DiCaprio, who played the young lovers in the tragic film said, "We are honoured to contribute to the Millvina Fund. Our hope is that others will feel inspired by Millvina Dean's remarkable story of survival, and we hope that she can rest easier in knowing that her future will become more secure through this fund."
Mullan, who shot a limited edition photograph entitled 'Still Surviving' of Millvina's hands signing an autograph in order to raise funds for her. It is now part of an exhibition titled 'A Thousand Reasons for Living'.

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