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Celeste Holm



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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet College Debts
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Bluegrass Special
  • 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 Come To The Stable
  • Actor
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
80% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Dolly Tucker

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