Broadway Star and Oscar Winner Celeste Holm Dies at 95

July 15
11:50 AM 2012

Broadway Star and Oscar Winner Celeste Holm Dies at 95

According to a report on NY1, Broadway star and Academy Award winner Celeste Holm has died. She was 95.

Holm took the stage in 27 Broadway productions. Her most recent appearance was in 1991's I Hate Hamlet. She made her debut on the Great White Way in 1938's Gloriana and originated the role of Ado Annie in Oklahoma!. She has also appeared in Broadway's The Time of Your Life, Another Sun, The Return of the Vagabond, Eight O'Clock Tuesday, My Fair Ladies, Papa Is All, All the Comforts of Home, The Damask Cheek, Bloomer Girl, Affairs of State, The King and I, Anna Christie, His and Hers, Interlock, Third Best Sport, Invitation to a March, Mame, Candida, The Grass Harp, Mama, Habeas Corpus, The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall and more. In 1994, Holm participated in the Off-Broadway Encores! Concert version of Allegro.

Holm won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the film Gentlemen's Agreement and was also nominated for Come to the Stable and All About Eve. Holm's most recent film is the comedy College Debts, set for 2013. Her other film credits include Driving Me Crazy, Alchemy, Still Breathing, Three Men and a Baby, Backstairs at the White House, Bittersweet Love, Tom Sawyer, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, High Society, The Tender Trap, Three Little Girls in Blue and many more.

On television, Holm was nominated for Emmy Awards for Insight and Backstairs at the White House, as well as a Daytime Emmy for Loving. She played roles in the TV series Nancy, Archie Bunker's Place, Falcon Crest, The Beat, Promised Land, The Love Boat, Touched by an Angel and more.

She is survived by her third husband, Frank Basile, and her sons. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made, Holm's family members told NY1, but a memorial is expected to be held in the city.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.


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