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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 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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All About Eve
Gentleman's Agreement
Gentleman's Agreement Anne Dettrey
High Society
High Society Liz Imbrie
Come to the Stable
Come to the Stable Sister Scholastica


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 2015 College Debts
Grandma GG
 2012 Driving Me Crazy
Mrs. Ginsberg
 2005/I Alchemy
 2004 Whoopi (TV Series)
 2002 Third Watch (TV Series)
 2000 The Beat (TV Series)
Frances Robinson
 1996-1999 Promised Land (TV Series)
Hattie Greene
 1996-1998 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Hattie Greene
 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)
 1995 Great Performances (TV Series)
 1992 Cheers (TV Series)
Grandmother Gaines
 1991 Loving (TV Series)
Isabella Alden
 1990 Polly: Comin' Home! (TV Movie)
Miss Snow
 1989-1990 Christine Cromwell (TV Series)
Samantha Cromwell
 1989 Nora's Christmas Gift (Video)
Nora Richards
 1965-1989 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Mrs. Fuller / Miss Snow
 1989 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Samantha Orbison
 1988 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
 1987 3 Men and a Baby
Jack's Mother
 1987 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Abigail Baldwin, Carol's Mother
 1987/I Murder by the Book (TV Movie)
 1985 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Anna Rossini
 1985 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Katherine Hershey
 1984 Jessie (TV Series)
Molly Hayden
 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
 1979-1982 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Lillie Townsend / Claudia
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
The Celebrity
 1981 Midnight Lace (TV Movie)
Sylvia Randall
 1978-1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Sister Veronica / Mabel Jarvis
 1979 Backstairs at the White House (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Florence Harding
 1978 Lucan (TV Series)
Eva Jarrett
 1977 The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover
Florence Hollister
 1977 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Dolly Tucker
 1977 The Love Boat II (TV Movie)
Eva McFarland
 1976 Columbo (TV Series)
Phyllis Lytton Brandt
 1976 Bittersweet Love
Marian Lewis
 1976 Captains and the Kings (TV Mini-Series)
Sister Angela
 1976 The American Woman: Portraits of Courage (TV Movie documentary)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series)
Clara Calvert
 1974 Death Cruise (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Mason
 1974 The Underground Man (TV Movie)
Beatrice Broadhurst
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Mrs. Shaninger
 1973-1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Geraldine Stern / Dr. Linda Wilson
 1973 Tom Sawyer
Aunt Polly
 1972 The Delphi Bureau (TV Series)
Sybil Van Loween
 1970-1971 Nancy (TV Series)
Abigail 'Abby' Townsend / Abigai 'Abby' Townsendl / Abigail 'Abby' Townsenf
 1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land (TV Movie)
Nancy Lincoln
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Irene Comdon
 1967 Insight (TV Series)
Mrs. Bern
 1967 Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding!
Louise Halloran
 1967 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Flo Clementi
 1965-1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Pearl Saunders / Flo Hagerman
 1966 Meet Me in St. Louis (TV Movie)
Mrs. Smith
 1966 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series)
Libby Rankin
 1965 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Margot Horst
 1965 Cinderella (TV Movie)
Fairy Godmother
 1965 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Rose Herrod
 1964 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Billie Hamilton
 1963 Hailstones and Halibut Bones (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Helen Forsythe
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Nurse Jane Munson
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Laura Bennett
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Laraine Whitman
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Miss Bullfinch
 1961 Bachelor Flat
Helen Bushmill
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
 1960 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1960 The Right Man (TV Movie)
Victoria Woodhull
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Hostess at Lawn Party
 1960 Art Carney Special (TV Series)
 1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1957 The Yeoman of the Guard (TV Movie)
Phoebe Meryll
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Sarah Kimball
 1957 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Maggie Travis
 1952-1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Lettie Morgan
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Mad Meggie
 1956 Carolyn (TV Movie)
Carolyn Daniels
 1956 High Society
Liz Imbrie
 1956 Sneak Preview (TV Series)
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
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
 1954 Honestly, Celeste! (TV Series)
Celeste Anders
 1951-1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Prynne / Katherine Case / Margaret Best / ...
 1953 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
 1953 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
 1952 Betty Crocker Star Matinee (TV Series)
 1950 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Actress
 1950 All About Eve
 1950 Champagne for Caesar
Flame O'Neil
 1949 Everybody Does It
Doris Blair Borland
 1949 Come to the Stable
Sister Scholastica
 1949 A Letter to Three Wives
Addie Ross (voice, uncredited)
 1949 Chicken Every Sunday
Emily Hefferan
 1948 Road House
Susie Smith
 1948 The Snake Pit
 1947 Gentleman's Agreement
Anne Dettrey
 1947 Carnival in Costa Rica
 1946 Three Little Girls in Blue
Miriam Harrington
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Irene Elliott") in "Affairs of State" on Broadway. Comedy. Written / directed by Louis Verneuil. Royale Theatre (moved to The Music Box Theatre from 6 Nov 1950-close): (25 Sep 1950-8 Mar 1952 (610 performances). Cast: Harry Bannister (as "Byron Winkler"), Elmer Brown (as "Lawrence"), Barbara O'Neil (as "Constance ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Frank Basile & Celeste Holm


5' 5¾" (1.67 m)

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[on her wisecracking smart girl image] I hated that. It's stereotyped. I only played that kind of role in two pictures and that was enough, thank you. It's not me. See more »


Daughter of Theodor (1888-1978), born in Norway, and Jean (née Parke) Holm (1887-1973), born in the state of Minnesota. See more »

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