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DiCaprio and Winslet's Titanic gift

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Titanic stars help survivor in need

Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio and James Cameron have shown Titanic generosity.

Titanic stars help survivor in needLeo and Kate as well as their former director each contributed to recent efforts to save a real-life Titanic survivor.

What you may not know is, aside from the epic flick from 1997 (we can't believe it's been that long ago, either!), the Titanic stars are in our eyes, continually moving icebergs and mountains.

Winslet, DiCaprio and Cameron have all donated money for a reported total of $30,000 to help a 98-year-old survivor of the Titanic disaster. Millivina Dean needs her medical bills paid and has no funds. When word got out that Dean was in need, the Titanic trio sprang into action.

Dean is not simply a Titanic survivor -- she's the last remaining survivor. She was only nine weeks old at the time of the ship's sailing -- the youngest passenger on that ship.

Thanks to pleas from a photographer at the Irish Independent, DiCaprio, Winslet and Cameron came forward with their generosity. To raise funds for her medical bills, the photog was selling a limited edition of Millvina's hands signing an autograph. He reached out to the Titanic stars and figured if his new photo exhibition sold out, it could secure the passenger financially for one year. The hope was that Cameron and his stars would chip in another year's worth.

Though the reporter still hasn't heard from Celine Dion, Winslet, DiCaprio and Cameron definitely came through!

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