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Celeste Holm

Performer
( b. Apr 29, 1917 New York, New York, USA - d. Jul 15, 2012 New York, New York, USA ) Female
Relations: Wife of Francis Davies (1940 - 1945) divorced
Wife of A. Schuyler Dunning (1946 - 1952) divorced
Wife of Frank Basile (2004 - 2012) her death
Wife of Ralph Nelson (1938 - 1939) divorced
Wife of Wesley Addy (1961 - 1996) his death
Holm was the only child of Theodor Holm, an insurance adjuster for Lloyd's of London, and Jean Parke Holm, an artist. She grew up in Manhattan, around Gramercy Park, and spent summers at the family farm in Hackettstown, N.J.

Interested in acting since childhood, she studied at the University of Chicago and began working in summer stock and community theater in the 1930s.

Celeste Holm made an indelible Broadway impression as an amorous country girl in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, earned an Academy Award as the knowing voice of tolerance in "Gentleman's Agreement" and went on to a six-decade screen and stage career, frequently cast as the wistful or brittle sophisticate.

Ms. Holm was 25 and had already appeared in at a number of Broadway productions, including William Saroyan's Time of Your Life, when she was cast as Ado Annie in Oklahoma!, the period musical that reinvented the form. Her character's shining moment was the twangy lament "I Cain't Say No," about Annie's inability to resist men's romantic advances. The role made her a star, and she played the lead in the musical comedy Bloomer Girl the next year.

Her film career also flourished. She played a fellow psychiatric patient of Olivia de Havilland's character in "The Snake Pit" (1948). She earned two additional Oscar nominations, for portraying a French nun in "Come to the Stable" (1949) and a playwright's well-meaning wife in "All About Eve" (1950).

If her best-known roles shared one quality, aside from Ms. Holm's signature sparkle, it was that her characters rarely got the guy.

Source: The New York Times



Productions Date of Productions
I Hate Hamlet
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Also Starring: Celeste Holm [Lillian Troy]
Apr 08, 1991 - Jun 22, 1991
The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall
[Musical, Original]
  • Starring: Celeste Holm [Julia Faysle]
May 13, 1979 - May 13, 1979
Habeas Corpus
[Play, Farce, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Celeste Holm [Lady Rumpers]
Nov 25, 1975 - Feb 15, 1976
Candida
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Candida]
Apr 06, 1970 - Apr 11, 1970
Mame
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Celeste Holm
    • Mame Dennis - Replacement (Aug 14, 1967 - ?)
May 24, 1966 - Jan 03, 1970
Invitation to a March
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Celeste Holm [Camilla Jablonski]
Oct 29, 1960 - Feb 04, 1961
Third Best Sport
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Helen Sayre]
Dec 30, 1958 - Mar 07, 1959
Interlock
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Mrs. Price]
Feb 06, 1958 - Feb 08, 1958
His and Hers
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Maggie Palmer]
Jan 07, 1954 - Mar 13, 1954
Anna Christie
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Anna Christopherson]
Jan 23, 1952 - Feb 02, 1952
The King and I
[Musical, Comedy, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Celeste Holm
    • Anna Leonowens - Replacement
Mar 29, 1951 - Mar 20, 1954
Affairs of State
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Celeste Holm [Irene Elliott]
Sep 25, 1950 - Mar 08, 1952
Bloomer Girl
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Celeste Holm [Evalina]
Oct 05, 1944 - Apr 27, 1946
Oklahoma!
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Also Starring: Celeste Holm [Ado Annie Carnes]
Mar 31, 1943 - May 29, 1948
The Damask Cheek
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Calla Longstreth]
Oct 22, 1942 - Jan 09, 1943
All the Comforts of Home
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Fifi Oritanski]
May 25, 1942 - May 30, 1942
Papa Is All
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Emma]
Jan 06, 1942 - Feb 28, 1942
My Fair Ladies
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Lady Keith-Odlyn]
Mar 23, 1941 - Apr 19, 1941
Eight O'Clock Tuesday
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Marcia Godden]
Jan 06, 1941 - Jan 18, 1941
The Time of Your Life
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Mary L.]
Sep 23, 1940 - Oct 19, 1940
The Return of the Vagabond
[Play, Melodrama, Satire, Original]
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [His Daughter]
May 17, 1940 - May 18, 1940
Another Sun
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Maria]
Feb 23, 1940 - Mar 02, 1940
The Time of Your Life
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Mary L.]
Oct 25, 1939 - Apr 06, 1940
Gloriana
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Lady Mary]
Nov 25, 1938 - Nov 1938
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