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Celeste Holm (1917–2012)

Celeste Holm was an only child, born into a home where her mother was a painter and her father worked in insurance. She would study acting at the University of Chicago and make her stage debut in 1936. Her Broadway debut came when she was 19. She appeared in many successful plays, including "The Women", "Oklahoma!" and "Bloomer Girl". It was in ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Stage: Appeared (as "Ado Annie Carnes") in "Oklahoma!" on Broadway. Musical. Music by Richard Rodgers. Book / lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on the play "Green Grow The Lilacs" by Lynn Riggs. Musical Director: Jacob Schwartzdorf. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Theatre Guild Administrative Assistant: Armina ... See more »

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5' 5¾" (1.67 m)

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My Norwegian family says, "You're the most grounded American we've ever met". See more »


Appointed to the National Arts Council by President Ronald Reagan. See more »

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