DiCaprio, Winslet donate money for Titanic survivor

May 12th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS  

London, May 12 (IANS) Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet have donated money to the last survivor of the Titanic disaster.
DiCaprio and Winslet, who starred in the 1997 movie “Titanic”, based on the true story of the ill-fated ship that sank in 1912, and the film’s director James Cameron contributed $30,000 to a fund for Millvina Dean, 98, to help her remain in an English nursing home, reported femalefirst.co.uk.

The actors decided to help after seeing an appeal by photographer Don Mullan in the Irish Independent newspaper.

Don had been trying to sell a special photograph of Millvina’s hands titled “Still Surviving” to raise money to help her. He then decided to reach out to those who worked on the film for help.

Millvina was just nine weeks old when she was taken on board the ship as it set sail for America from Southampton, England, in 1912.

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