Gender
Female
Born
Apr 29, 1917
New York, New York, USA
Died
Jul 15, 2012
New York, New York, USA
Performer
Relations
Wife of
Ralph Nelson (1938 - 1939) divorced
Wife of
Wesley Addy (1961 - 1996) his death
Wife of
Francis Davies (1940 - 1945) divorced
Wife of
A. Schuyler Dunning (1946 - 1952) divorced
Wife of
Frank Basile (2004 - 2012) her death
Comments
Biography: Celeste Holm was born in Brooklyn on April 29, 1917 to Theodor Holm and Jean Parke Holm. She attended the University of Chicago. Her first roles were in summer stock and community theater in the 1930s. She was married five times to: Ralph Nelson, Francis E. H. Davies, A. Schuyler Dunning, Wesley Addy, and Frank Basile. She had two sons: Theodor Nelson and Daniel Dunning. She is a life member of The Actors Studio. She was appointed to the National Arts Council by Ronald Reagan.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Gentleman's Agreement," "The Snake Pit," "Come to the Stable," "All About Eve," "High Society," "The Tender Trap," "A Letter to Three Wives," "3 Men and a Baby," "Alchemy," "Tom Sawyer," and "Bachelor Flat." Television credits include: "Honestly, Celeste!," "Nancy," "Promised Land," "Falcon Crest," "Cinderella," "Cheers," "Columbo," and "The Love Boat."

Other Awards: Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for "Gentleman's Agreement" in 1948. Star on the Walk of Fame in 1960. Inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1992.

Trivia:
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in her honor on July 16, 2012.
  • CREDITS
    I Hate Hamlet (Apr 08, 1991 - Jun 22, 1991)
    • Also Starring: Celeste Holm [Lillian Troy]
    PlayComedyOriginal
    The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall (May 13, 1979 - May 13, 1979)
    • Starring: Celeste Holm [Julia Faysle]
    MusicalOriginal
    Habeas Corpus (Nov 25, 1975 - Feb 15, 1976)
    • Starring: Celeste Holm [Lady Rumpers]
    PlayFarce ComedyOriginal
    Candida (Apr 06, 1970 - Apr 11, 1970)
    • Performer: Celeste Holm [Candida]
    PlayComedyRevival
    Mame (May 24, 1966 - Jan 03, 1970)
    • Starring: Celeste Holm
      • Mame Dennis - Replacement (Aug 14, 1967 - Aug 26, 1967)
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Invitation to a March (Oct 29, 1960 - Feb 04, 1961)
    • Starring: Celeste Holm [Camilla Jablonski]
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Third Best Sport (Dec 30, 1958 - Mar 07, 1959)
    • Performer: Celeste Holm [Helen Sayre]
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Interlock (Feb 06, 1958 - Feb 08, 1958)
    • Performer: Celeste Holm [Mrs. Price]
    PlayOriginal
    His and Hers (Jan 07, 1954 - Mar 13, 1954)
    • Performer: Celeste Holm [Maggie Palmer]
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Anna Christie (Jan 23, 1952 - Feb 02, 1952)
    • Performer: Celeste Holm [Anna Christopherson]
    PlayDramaRevival
    The King and I (Mar 29, 1951 - Mar 20, 1954)
    • Starring: Celeste Holm
      • Anna Leonowens - Replacement (Jul 01, 1952 - Aug 09, 1952)
    MusicalComedy DramaOriginal
    Affairs of State (Sep 25, 1950 - Mar 08, 1952)
    • Starring: Celeste Holm [Irene Elliott]
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Bloomer Girl (Oct 05, 1944 - Apr 27, 1946)
    • Starring: Celeste Holm [Evalina]
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Oklahoma! (Mar 31, 1943 - May 29, 1948)
    • Also Starring: Celeste Holm [Ado Annie Carnes]
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    The Damask Cheek (Oct 22, 1942 - Jan 09, 1943)
    • Performer: Celeste Holm [Calla Longstreth]
    PlayComedyOriginal
    All the Comforts of Home (May 25, 1942 - May 30, 1942)
    • Performer: Celeste Holm [Fifi Oritanski]
    PlayOriginal
    Papa Is All (Jan 06, 1942 - Feb 28, 1942)
    • Performer: Celeste Holm [Emma]
    PlayOriginal
    My Fair Ladies (Mar 23, 1941 - Apr 19, 1941)
    • Performer: Celeste Holm [Lady Keith-Odlyn]
    PlayOriginal
    Eight O'Clock Tuesday (Jan 06, 1941 - Jan 18, 1941)
    • Performer: Celeste Holm [Marcia Godden]
    PlayOriginal
    The Time of Your Life (Sep 23, 1940 - Oct 19, 1940)
    • Performer: Celeste Holm [Mary L.]
    PlayComedyOriginal
    The Return of the Vagabond (May 17, 1940 - May 18, 1940)
    • Performer: Celeste Holm [His Daughter]
    PlayMelodrama SatireOriginal
    Another Sun (Feb 23, 1940 - Mar 02, 1940)
    • Performer: Celeste Holm [Maria]
    PlayDramaOriginal
    The Time of Your Life (Oct 25, 1939 - Apr 06, 1940)
    • Performer: Celeste Holm [Mary L.]
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Gloriana (Nov 25, 1938 - Nov 1938)
    • Performer: Celeste Holm [Lady Mary]
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Mame (Aug 29, 1967 - Jun 15, 1968)
    • Starring: Celeste Holm [Mame Dennis]
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    A Celebration of Richard Rodgers (Mar 26, 1972 - Mar 26, 1972)
    • Performer: Celeste Holm [Performer]
    SpecialBenefitOriginal
I Hate Hamlet (Apr 08, 1991 - Jun 22, 1991)
  • Also Starring: Celeste Holm [Lillian Troy]
PlayComedyOriginal
The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall (May 13, 1979 - May 13, 1979)
  • Starring: Celeste Holm [Julia Faysle]
MusicalOriginal
Habeas Corpus (Nov 25, 1975 - Feb 15, 1976)
  • Starring: Celeste Holm [Lady Rumpers]
PlayFarce ComedyOriginal
Candida (Apr 06, 1970 - Apr 11, 1970)
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Candida]
PlayComedyRevival
Mame (May 24, 1966 - Jan 03, 1970)
  • Starring: Celeste Holm
    • Mame Dennis - Replacement (Aug 14, 1967 - Aug 26, 1967)
MusicalComedyOriginal
Invitation to a March (Oct 29, 1960 - Feb 04, 1961)
  • Starring: Celeste Holm [Camilla Jablonski]
PlayComedyOriginal
Third Best Sport (Dec 30, 1958 - Mar 07, 1959)
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Helen Sayre]
PlayComedyOriginal
Interlock (Feb 06, 1958 - Feb 08, 1958)
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Mrs. Price]
PlayOriginal
His and Hers (Jan 07, 1954 - Mar 13, 1954)
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Maggie Palmer]
PlayComedyOriginal
Anna Christie (Jan 23, 1952 - Feb 02, 1952)
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Anna Christopherson]
PlayDramaRevival
The King and I (Mar 29, 1951 - Mar 20, 1954)
  • Starring: Celeste Holm
    • Anna Leonowens - Replacement (Jul 01, 1952 - Aug 09, 1952)
MusicalComedy DramaOriginal
Affairs of State (Sep 25, 1950 - Mar 08, 1952)
  • Starring: Celeste Holm [Irene Elliott]
PlayComedyOriginal
Bloomer Girl (Oct 05, 1944 - Apr 27, 1946)
  • Starring: Celeste Holm [Evalina]
MusicalComedyOriginal
Oklahoma! (Mar 31, 1943 - May 29, 1948)
  • Also Starring: Celeste Holm [Ado Annie Carnes]
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Damask Cheek (Oct 22, 1942 - Jan 09, 1943)
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Calla Longstreth]
PlayComedyOriginal
All the Comforts of Home (May 25, 1942 - May 30, 1942)
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Fifi Oritanski]
PlayOriginal
Papa Is All (Jan 06, 1942 - Feb 28, 1942)
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Emma]
PlayOriginal
My Fair Ladies (Mar 23, 1941 - Apr 19, 1941)
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Lady Keith-Odlyn]
PlayOriginal
Eight O'Clock Tuesday (Jan 06, 1941 - Jan 18, 1941)
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Marcia Godden]
PlayOriginal
The Time of Your Life (Sep 23, 1940 - Oct 19, 1940)
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Mary L.]
PlayComedyOriginal
The Return of the Vagabond (May 17, 1940 - May 18, 1940)
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [His Daughter]
PlayMelodrama SatireOriginal
Another Sun (Feb 23, 1940 - Mar 02, 1940)
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Maria]
PlayDramaOriginal
The Time of Your Life (Oct 25, 1939 - Apr 06, 1940)
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Mary L.]
PlayComedyOriginal
Gloriana (Nov 25, 1938 - Nov 1938)
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Lady Mary]
PlayComedyOriginal
Mame (Aug 29, 1967 - Jun 15, 1968)
  • Starring: Celeste Holm [Mame Dennis]
MusicalComedyOriginal
A Celebration of Richard Rodgers (Mar 26, 1972 - Mar 26, 1972)
  • Performer: Celeste Holm [Performer]
SpecialBenefitOriginal

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