Celeste Holm

Celeste Holm

Highest Rated: 100% Road House (1948)

Lowest Rated: 62% Still Breathing (1997)

Birthday: Apr 29, 1917

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A witty and gifted golden age veteran who amassed a daunting list of credits across three mediums, actress Celeste Holm initially planned to become a ballerina before developing a love of acting that blossomed when she made her mark on Broadway in "Oklahoma!" (1943-48) and "Bloomer Girl" (1944-46). Proficient at acting, singing and dancing, Holm was a natural for the movies and signed with 20th Century Fox in 1946, making her film debut in "Three Little Girls in Blue" (1946) before winning an Oscar for her supporting role in "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947). From there, she did especially fine work in "Come to the Stable" (1949) and "All About Eve" (1950), but Holm returned to the stage with "Affairs of State" (1950-52) and as a replacement lead performer in the Broadway juggernauts "The King and I" (1951-54), while appearing sporadically on screen in films like "The Tender Trap" (1955) and "High Society" (1956). Holm also worked frequently on television as a guest star and recurring performer on a handful of series that often only lasted a season, though she received acclaim for her work on "Insight" (Syndicated, 1960-1983) and "Backstairs at the White House" (NBC, 1979). Even after decades of distinguished work in a commendable variety of roles, which included one of her last appearances on the series "Promised Land" (CBS, 1996-99), Holm always displayed energy and conviction at an age when most performers happily settle into retirement and kept performing right into the next century.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet College Debts Grandma GG (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 35% Alchemy Iris (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story Unknown (Character) - 2000
62% 77% Still Breathing Ida, Fletcher's grandmother (Character) $223.9K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once You Meet a Stranger Clara (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christine Cromwell: In Vino Veritas Samantha Cromwell (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christine Cromwell: Only the Good Die Young Samantha Cromwell (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 95% Polly Miss Snow (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christine Cromwell: Things That Go Bump in the Night Samantha Cromwell (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christine Cromwell: Easy Come, Easy Go Samantha Cromwell (Character) - 1989
75% 47% Three Men and a Baby Mrs. Holden (Character) $167.8M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jessie Molly Hayden (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Girl for Hire Zandra Stoneham (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Lace Sylvia Randall (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 44% The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover Florence Hollister (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat II Eva McFarland (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 29% Bittersweet Love Marian Lewis (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Cruise Elizabeth Mason (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Underground Man Beatrice Broadhurst (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 51% Tom Sawyer Aunt Polly (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Delphi Bureau Sybil Van Loween (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brass Ring Irene Comdon (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 20% Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding Louise Halloran (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosa Nostra, Arch Enemy of the FBI Flo Clementi (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 74% Cinderella Fairy Godmother (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 90% Bachelor Flat Helen Bushmill (Character) - 1961
82% 83% High Society Liz Imbrie (Character) - 1956
67% 56% The Tender Trap Sylvia Crewes (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 78% Champagne for Caesar Flame O'Neill (Character) - 1950
99% 94% All About Eve Karen Richards (Character) $10.2K 1950
No Score Yet 57% Chicken Every Sunday Emily Hefferan (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everybody Does It Doris Blair Borland (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 74% Come to the Stable Sister Scholastica (Character) - 1949
100% 69% Road House Susie Smith (Character) - 1948
76% 78% Gentleman's Agreement Anne Dettrey (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 38% Three Little Girls in Blue Miriam Harrington (Character) - 1946

TV

Credit
26% No Score Yet Whoopi Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
92% No Score Yet The Beat Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promised Land Hattie Greene (Character) 1996-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Biography Narrator 1994
No Score Yet 92% Cheers Grandmother Gaines (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Falcon Crest Anna Rossini (Character) 1981-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS Summer Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Archie Bunker's Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1983 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1982 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo Phyllis Lytton Brandt (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Mrs. Shaninger (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1972 1970 1959 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Pearl Saunders (Guest Star) 1967 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Madge Collins (Character) 1955

QUOTES FROM Celeste Holm CHARACTERS

Karen Richards says: Funny, the things you remember and the things you don't.