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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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 2014 College Debts
Grandma GG
 2012 Driving Me Crazy
Mrs. Ginsberg
 2005/I Alchemy
Iris
 2004 Whoopi (TV Series)
Diana
- The Squatters (2004) ... Diana
 2002 Third Watch (TV Series)
Florence
- Transformed (2002) ... Florence
 1997 Still Breathing
Ida, Fletcher's Grand Mother
 1996 Home of the Brave (TV Movie)
Hattie Greene
 1996 Once You Meet a Stranger (TV Movie)
Clara
 1995 Great Performances (TV Series)
- Talking With (1995)
 1992 Cheers (TV Series)
Grandmother Gaines
- No Rest for the Woody (1992) ... Grandmother Gaines
 1990 Polly: Comin' Home! (TV Movie)
Miss Snow
 1989 Polly (TV Movie)
Miss Snow
 1989 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Samantha Orbison
- Road Show (1989) ... Samantha Orbison
 1989 Nora's Christmas Gift (Video)
Nora Richards
 1988 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Rose
- Haunting (1988) ... Rose
 1987 3 Men and a Baby
Jack's Mother
 1987 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Abigail Baldwin, Carol's Mother
- The Love That Lies (1987) ... Abigail Baldwin, Carol's Mother
 1987 Murder by the Book (TV Movie)
Claire
 1985 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Katherine Hershey
- Company Secrets (1985) ... Katherine Hershey
 1984 Jessie (TV Movie)
Molly Hayden
 1979-1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Florence Flanders / Estelle Castlewood
 1983 This Girl for Hire (TV Movie)
Zandra Stoneham
 1981-1983 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series)
Estelle Harris
- Three Women (1983) ... Estelle Harris
- Growing Up Is Hard to Do: Part 2 (1981) ... Estelle Harris
- Growing Up Is Hard to Do: Part 1 (1981) ... Estelle Harris
- Custody: Part 2 (1981) ... Estelle Harris
- Custody: Part 1 (1981) ... Estelle Harris
 1979-1982 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Lillie Townsend / Claudia
- Don't Rain on My Charade (1982) ... Lillie Townsend
- The Shattered Image (1979) ... Claudia
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Celebrity
- The Shady Hill Kidnapping (1982) ... Celebrity
 1981 Midnight Lace (TV Movie)
Sylvia Randall
 1978-1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Sister Veronica / Mabel Jarvis
- The Look Alikes/Winemaker (1979) ... Sister Veronica
- The Beachcomber/The Last Whodunnit (1978) ... Mabel Jarvis
 1978 Lucan (TV Series)
 1977 The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover
Florence Hollister
 1977 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Dolly Tucker
- I Do, I Do (1977) ... Dolly Tucker
 1965-1977 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Mrs. Fuller
- Kilroy: Part 4 (1965) ... Mrs. Fuller
- Kilroy: Part 3 (1965) ... Mrs. Fuller
- Kilroy: Part 2 (1965) ... Mrs. Fuller
- Kilroy: Part 1 (1965) ... Mrs. Fuller
 1977 The Love Boat II (TV Movie)
Eva McFarland
 1976 Columbo (TV Series)
Mrs. Brandt
- Old Fashioned Murder (1976) ... Mrs. Brandt
 1976 Captains and the Kings (TV Mini-Series)
Sister Angela
- Chapter II (1976) ... Sister Angela
- Chapter I (1976) ... Sister Angela
 1976 Bittersweet Love
Marian Lewis
 1976 The American Woman: Portraits of Courage (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series)
 1974 Death Cruise (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Mason
 1974 The Underground Man (TV Movie)
Beatrice Broadhurst
 1973-1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Geraldine Stern / Dr. Linda Wilson
- Web of Intrigue (1974) ... Geraldine Stern
- No Margin for Error (1973) ... Dr. Linda Wilson
 1972 The Delphi Bureau (TV Series)
Sybil Van Loween
- Pilot (1972) ... Sybil Van Loween
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Irene Comdon
- The Brass Ring (1970) ... Irene Comdon
 1967 Insight (TV Series)
Mrs. Bern
- Fat Hands and a Diamond Ring (1967) ... Mrs. Bern
 1967 Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding!
Louise Halloran
 1965-1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Pearl Patton / Flo Hagerman
- Concrete Evidence (1967) ... Pearl Patton
- The Old Man Picked a Lemon (1965) ... Flo Hagerman
 1966 Meet Me in St. Louis (TV Movie)
Mrs. Smith
 1966 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series)
Libby Rankin
- Face of Fear (1966) ... Libby Rankin
 1965 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Margot Horst
- The Cold, Cold War of Paul Bryan (1965) ... Margot Horst
 1965 Cinderella (TV Movie)
Fairy Godmother
 1965 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Rose Herrod
- An Elephant Is Like a Tree (1965) ... Rose Herrod
 1964 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Billie Hamilton
- How Do I Say I Love You? (1964) ... Billie Hamilton
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Helen Forsythe
- Who Killed the Kind Doctor? (1963) ... Helen Forsythe
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Nurse Jane Munson
- The Pack Rat and the Prima Donna (1963) ... Nurse Jane Munson
 1963 Hailstones and Halibut Bones (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Laura Bennett
- Cry Out in Silence (1962) ... Laura Bennett
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Laraine Whitman
- So Beats My Plastic Heart (1962) ... Laraine Whitman
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Miss Bullfinch
- The Irresistible Miss Bullfinch (1962) ... Miss Bullfinch
 1962 Bachelor Flat
Helen Bushmill
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Virginia
- A Clearing in the Woods (1961) ... Virginia
 1960 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1960 Art Carney Special (TV Series)
 1960 The Right Man (TV Movie)
Victoria Woodhull
 1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Robin (1958)
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Sarah Kimball
- Fugitive (1957) ... Sarah Kimball
 1957 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Maggie Travis
- The Princess Back Home (1957) ... Maggie Travis
 1952-1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Lettie Morgan
- The Wedding Present (1957) ... Lettie Morgan
- Four's a Family (1952)
 1956 Carolyn (TV Movie)
Carolyn Daniels
 1956 Sneak Preview (TV Series)
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Mary Miller
- The Empty Room Blues (1956) ... Mary Miller
 1956 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Lauren Roberts (1981)
 1955 The Tender Trap
Sylvia Crewes
 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Madge Collins
- The Bogey Man (1955) ... Madge Collins
 1951-1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Prynne / Katherine Case / Margaret Best / ...
- Lost Sunday (1953) ... Miss Prynne
- The Bargain (1952) ... Katherine Case
- Second Sight (1951) ... Margaret Best
- The Pacing Goose (1951) ... Eliza
 1953 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
- Heart's Desire (1953)
 1953 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- Mrs. Genius (1953)
 1950 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Actress
- Episode #1.6 (1950) ... Guest Actress
 1949 A Letter to Three Wives
Addie Ross (voice, uncredited)
 1948 The Snake Pit
Grace
 1948 Road House
Susie Smith
 1947 Carnival in Costa Rica
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in a production of "Hamlet" (stage debut). Also in cast: Leslie Howard. See more »

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Height:

5' 5¾" (1.67 m)
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Personal Quote:

We live by encouragement and die without it - slowly, sadly and angrily. See more »

Trivia:

Performed in five stage shows with George M. Cohan. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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