Celests Holm

Celeste Holm

July 15: Academy Award winner Celeste Holm has died at age 95. She had recently suffered a heart attack and was treated at Roosevelt Hospital. According to early reports, she died at home.

 

Celeste Holm appeared in more than two dozen Broadway shows that included Gloriana in 1938 (her debut) and the original Oklahoma where she originated the role of Ado Annie. She also appeared in The King and I, Bloomer Girl, Candida and Mame , Her most recent Broadway stint was was in 1991 in I Hate Hamlet. She received an Obie Award in 1964 for her work in Off-Broadway's A Month in the Country.

She won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for Gentlemen's Agreement as well as receiving Oscar nominations for All About Eve and Come To the Stable. Other films included, The Tender Trap, High Society and Three Little Girls In Blue.

And, she was nominated for an Emmy Award for Insight and Backstairs At the White House a well as another nomination for Loving. She played the Fairy Godmother in the 1965 television version of Cinderella as well as many television series including, Nancy, Archie Bunker's Place, The Beat, Promised Land and Falcon Crest,

Miss Holm and her husband were familiar faces at various cabaret events over the last several years including the Cabaret Conventions.

 

She is survived by her third husband Frank Basile and two sons. 

No funeral or memorial announcements have been announced.