Celeste Holm

Highest Rated: 100% All About Eve (1950)
Lowest Rated: 62% Still Breathing (1998)
Birthday: Apr 29, 1917
Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
American actress Celeste Holm made her first stage appearance in 1936 with a Pennsylvania stock company. Sophisticated and poised beyond her years, Holm was cast shortly afterward in a touring company of the ultra-chic Clare Boothe Luce comedy The Women, then played New York in such high-profile productions as The Time of Your Life. Rodgers and Hammerstein cast her as soubrette Ado Annie in Oklahoma! in 1943; both the production itself and Annie's show-stopping song "I Cain't Say No" affirmed Holm's future stardom. Following her film debut in Three Little Girls in Blue (1946), she was cast by her studio, 20th Century-Fox, in the role of the love-starved fashion editor in the prestige feature Gentlemen's Agreement (1947), for which she won an Academy Award. The important role of Bette Davis' understanding friend in another Oscar-winner, All About Eve (1950), has immortalized Holm amongst the film cultists. Stage, nightclub and television assignments followed (she starred in the short-lived 1950s sitcom Honestly, Celeste), and from the late 1950s onward, Holm was more at home on stage than in films. Her performance in the touring company of Mame won Holm the Sara Siddons Award -- coincidentally the same award presented to the title character at the beginning of All About Eve. Always choosy about her roles, Holm remained active through the early 2000s whenever a good part struck her fancy; one of her most frequently rebroadcast assignments was as a custody court judge in an early-1980s episode of Archie Bunker's Place and she appeared in several episodes of Touched By an Angel. She died in 2012 at the age of 95.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet College Debts Actor 2009
No Score Yet Alchemy Iris 2005
83% Broadway: The Golden Age Actor 2004
No Score Yet Shady Hill Kidnapping Actor 2003
62% Still Breathing Ida McBracken 1998
No Score Yet Polly Miss Snow 1989
74% Three Men and a Baby (3 Men and a Baby) Mrs. Holden 1987
No Score Yet Murder by the Book Claire 1987
No Score Yet Hollywood Collection Actor 1985
No Score Yet Backstairs at the White House Actor 1979
No Score Yet The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover Florence Hollister 1978
No Score Yet Bittersweet Love Marian 1977
No Score Yet Wonderful World Of Disney: The Bluegrass Special Actor 1977
No Score Yet Captains and the Kings Sister Angela 1976
No Score Yet Death Cruise Elizabeth Mason 1974
No Score Yet Tom Sawyer Aunt Polly 1973
No Score Yet Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding! Louise Halloran 1967
No Score Yet Cinderella Fairy Godmother 1965
No Score Yet Bachelor Flat Helen Bushmill 1962
81% High Society Liz Imbrie 1956
67% The Tender Trap Sylvia Crewes 1955
No Score Yet Champagne for Caesar Flame O'Neill 1950
100% All About Eve Karen Richards 1950
No Score Yet Come to the Stable Sister Scholastica 1949
94% A Letter to Three Wives Addie Ross 1949
No Score Yet Chicken Every Sunday Emily Hefferan 1949
100% The Snake Pit Grace 1948
100% Road House Susie Smith 1948
78% Gentleman's Agreement Anne Dettrey 1947
No Score Yet Three Little Girls in Blue Miriam 1946

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Whoopi
2003-2004
Diana
  • 2004
No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
Florence
  • 2002
No Score Yet Promised Land
1996-1999
Hattie Greene
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Hattie
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Guest Kelly's Grandmother
  • 1992
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Abigail Baldwin
  • 1987
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Dolly Tucker
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Phyllis
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Pearl
  • 1967
  • 1965

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