Ailing, she was replaced by Susan Hayward in Heat of Anger (1972), which was to have been a pilot for a prospective TV series to be called "Fitzgerald and Pride."
She did not have a funeral and has no grave. Her ashes are scattered in Lone Pine, California.
Stanwyck vehemently opposed the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. She felt that if someone from her disadvantaged background had risen to success, others should be able to do the same without government intervention or assistance.
Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1973.
Her father was a bricklayer.