Sunday, July 15, 2012

Celeste Holm, R. I. P.

iWon News: Celeste Holm, a versatile, bright-eyed blonde who soared to Broadway fame in "Oklahoma!" and won an Oscar in "Gentleman's Agreement" but whose last years were filled with financial difficulty and estrangement from her sons, died Sunday, a relative said. She was 95.

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.


August West said...

She gave us a great performance in "All About Eve." She was also one of my mother's favorites out of Hollywood.

Deb said...

This is how great an actress she was: Both Bette Davis and Ann Baxter disliked her because she was well-mannered and always said "Good morning" on the AAE set; Holm said it was the frostiest set she'd ever been on--when the film wasn't rolling, no one spoke a word. But you'd never know that watching the film; she makes you believe that she and Margo (Bette Davis) are best friends.

But marrying a man 45 years your junior when you're in your 90s? No wonder she was estranged from her sons.


Bud said...

Always liked Holm as an actress. Deb nailed it!