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Celeste Holm ACTOR


Celeste Holm was born on April 29th, 1917 in New York City, New York as an only child  to parents, Theodor and Jean Holm.  She attended the University of Chicago and studied drama.  When she was just nineteen, she made her stage debut on Broadway and continued to perform in a number of plays such as, "The Women", "Oklahoma" and Bloomer Girl amongst others.
In 1946, Holm was signed by Twentieth Century Fox and made her film debut in, "Three Little Girls in Blue" starring alongside George Montgomery, Vera Ellen, Vivian Blaine and June Haver.  In 1947, Holm won Best Supporting Actress for her role in, "Gentlemen's Agreement" also starring Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield and June Havoc
As her career progressed she appeared in a number of films such as, "Come to the Stable" (1949) co-starring Loretta Young, Hugh Marlowe, Elsa Lanchester and Regis Toomey and "All About Eve" (1950) starring with Bette Davis, Hugh Marlowe, George Sanders, Barbara Bates, Gary Merrill and Thelma Ritter, both of which she earned Academy Award nominations.
For the most part she spent the remainder of her career working as a stage actress as that was her first and true love of acting.  She did do a couple more films and also had her own sitcom television series called, "Honestly Celeste!" (1954) for 8 episodes. 

Holm appeared in several tv shows such as "Climax!", "Zane Grey Theatre", "Burke's Law" "Checkmate", and "Magnum, P.I." starring Tom Selleck.

She also teamed up with stars Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Orson Welles, Angela Lansbury and Anthony Franciosa in "The Long, Hot Summer" (1966)  
Celeste Holm married a total of five times throughout her life.  First was to Ralph Nelson whom she married in 1936 and had one child with before divorcing in 1939.  Her second marriage was to Francis Emerson Harding Davies whom she married on January 7th, 1940 and was together with for five years.  Her third marriage was to A. Schuylet Dunning from 1946 through 1953 in which they had one child, but this marriage too ended in a divorce.  Holm's married for a fourth time to Wesley Addy on May 22nd, 1966 and they stayed together until he passed away on December 31st, 1996.  Her fifth and final marriage was to Frank Basile and she remains with him today. 
In 1992 she was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame and in 2006 she was also presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the SunDeis Film Festival at Brandeis University. 
Today, Holm tours occasionally with her one person show, "An Intimate Evening with Celeste" where she relates stories from her long film career, followed by readings from writer Ruth Draper.

She has been honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Celeste Holm passed away in New York on July 15, 2012 at the age of ninety five.


2010 Driving Me Crazy
2011 College Debts
2005 Alchemy
2004 Whoopi
2002 Third Watch
2000 The Beat
1996-1999 Promised Land
1996-1998 Touched by an Angel 
1997 Still Breathing 
1996 Once You Meet a Stranger 
1996 Home of the Brave 
1995 Talking with
1992 Cheers
1991-1992 Loving 
1990 Polly: Comin' Home! 
1989-1990 Christine Cromwell
1989 Polly 
1989 CBS Summer Playhouse 
1989 Nora's Christmas Gift 
1988 Spenser: For Hire 
1987 3 Men and a Baby 
1987 Magnum, P.I.
1987 Murder by the Book 
1985 Falcon Crest
1985 Matt Houston
1984 Jessie
1979-1984 The Love Boat
1984 Jessie 
1983 This Girl for Hire
1981-1983 Archie Bunker's Place 
1979-1982 Trapper John, M.D.
1982 American Playhouse
1981 As the World Turns 
1981 Midnight Lace 
1978-1979 Fantasy Island 
1979 Backstairs at the White House
1978 Lucan
1977 The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover 
1977 The New Adventures of Wonder Woman
1965-1977 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1977 The Love Boat II 
1976 Columbo
1976 Bittersweet Love 
1976 Captains and the Kings
1976 The American Woman: Portraits of Courage 
1974 The Manhunter
1974 Death Cruise 
1974 The Underground Man 
1974 The Streets of San Francisco
1973-1974 Medical Center
1973 Tom Sawyer 
1972 The Delphi Bureau
1970-1971 Nancy
1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land 
1970 The Name of the Game
1967 Insight
1967 Cosa Nostra, Arch Enemy of the FBI 
1967 Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding! 
1967 The F.B.I.
1965-1967 The Fugitive
1966 Meet Me in St. Louis 
1966 The Long, Hot Summer 
1965 Run for Your Life
1965 Cinderella 
1965 Mr. Novak
1964 The Eleventh Hour
1963 Burke's Law
1963 Dr. Kildare
1962 Alcoa Premiere
1962 Checkmate
1962 Follow the Sun
1962 Bachelor Flat 
1961 Play of the Week
1960 The Christophers
1957 Hallmark Hall of Fame
1957 Zane Grey Theatre
1957 Goodyear Playhouse
1952-1957 Schlitz Playhouse
1957 The Yeomen of the Guard 
1956 Producers' Showcase
1956 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show
1956 Carolyn 
1956 High Society  
1956 Sneak Preview
1956 Climax! 
1955 The Tender Trap 
1955 The United States Steel Hour 
1954 Honestly, Celeste! 
1951-1953 Lux Video Theatre
1953 Your Jeweler's Showcase
1953 Hollywood Opening Night
1950 All About Eve  
1950 Champagne for Caesar 
1949 Everybody Does It 
1949 Come to the Stable 
1949 A Letter to Three Wives
1949 Chicken Every Sunday 
1948 The Snake Pit 
1948 Road House 
1947 Gentleman's Agreement 
1947 Carnival in Costa Rica 
1946 Three Little Girls in Blue   

Matinee Classics - All About Eve starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Thelma Ritter, Gregory Ratoff, Barbara Bates and Marilyn Monroe
Matinee Classics - Road House starring Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, Celeste Holm, Richard Widmark, O.Z. Whitehead, Robert Karnes, George Beranger, Ian MacDonald and Grandon Rhodes

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