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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Celeste Holm

CELESTE HOLM (1917-2012) was an accomplished stage, screen, and television actress. She received numerous awards in her lifetime and was a spokesperson for U.N.I.C.E.F.

All About Eve (1950)Haven't you seen All About Eve (1950)? She played Karen Richards, a dear friend of Margo Channing played by Bette Davis. This was Celeste Holm's Oscar-nominated role.

Watch this and then see these other four films.

Gentleman's Agreement (1947) This was Celeste's Oscar-winning role as Anne Dettrey.
The Snake Pit (1948) Here she played an insane woman named Grace.
Come to the Stable (1949) In this Oscar-nominated role, Celeste played a nun named Sister Scholastica.
Cinderella (1965) In this made-for-TV movie, she played Cinderella's fairy godmother.

*Contributed by: "Elizabeth Van Cleve Randolph" Date: Tues, Nov 8 2005 / 16:43:00 PST

Academy Awards®
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1947 Won Best Actress in a Supporting Role: GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT
1949 Nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: COME TO THE STABLE
1950 Nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: ALL ABOUT EVE