Millvina Dean signing autographs at the Titanic Convention in Southampton of April 1999.
|Born||Elizabeth Gladys Millvina Dean
2 February 1912
Branscombe, Devon, England
|Died||31 May 2009
Ashurst, Hampshire, England
|Cause of death||Pneumonia|
|Parents||Bertram F. Dean and Georgette Light|
Elizabeth Gladys Millvina Dean (February 2, 1912 - May 31, 2009) was, at age 97, the last living survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic that occurred April 15, 1912. She was the youngest person to be on the ship, and did not remember anything about the sinking.
She was two months old when she went on the Titanic with her mother, father, and brother. When the Titanic hit an iceberg, her father felt it and told his wife to get her children dressed and go to the deck, or front, of the ship. Dean, her mother, and her brother all got into a lifeboat and got away from the sinking Titanic. Her father did not survive.
Dean started to take part in Titanic-related activities when she was in her seventies, and did not like it when forms of entertainment use the Titanic. The only Titanic movie she watched was A Night to Remember, and she hated it as it was too painful for her to watch.
References[change | change source]
- Burns, John (2009-05-31). "Millvina Dean, Titanic’s Last Survivor, Dies at 97". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/01/world/europe/01dean.html. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Millvina Dean Criticizes the BBC
- Titanic Survivor gets Mayoral Tribute
- Barbara Dainton, 96, Among Last From Titanic, Is Dead
|Oldest living survivor of the RMS Titanic
16 October 2007 – present
last living survivor