Last Titanic survivor gets a little help from Titanic stars
Millvina Dean, 97, was 9-weeks-old when her family traveled on the Titanic in hopes of beginning a new life in the United States, according to a Reuters story. Her father was one of 1,517 causalities after the ship hit an iceberg and sank in the Atlantic Ocean.
Dean lives in a nursing home in Southampton, the English city where the Titanic began its maiden voyage in 1912.
DeCaprio, Winslet and Cameron made their combined $30,000 donation after Irish author and photographer Don Mullan publicly challenged them to match his donation.
The 1997 movie "Titanic" made more than $1.8 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of all time in figures not adjusted for inflation.