Celeste Holm
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Celeste Holm: A life in pictures | 1917-2012

Celeste Holm

In a career that spanned more than half a century, Celeste Holm played such varied roles as Ado Annie, “The girl who just can’t say no” in “Oklahoma!,” a worldly theatrical agent in the 1991 comedy “I Hate Hamlet,” guest star turns on TV shows including “Fantasy Island” and “The Love Boat,” and Bette Davis’ best friend in the film “All About Eve.”

 (Kevork Djansezian / Associated Press)
Oscar for supporting actress
Celeste Holm relaxes at the Mocambo nightclub with director John Stahl and her Academy Award statuette for the 1947 film “Gentleman’s Agreement” after the March 22, 1948, ceremony. (Los Angeles Times)
1947: ‘Carnival in Costa Rica’
Celeste Holm and Cesar Romeo starred in “Carnival in Costa Rica,” a 20th Century Fox musical about a young Costa Rican (Romeo) engaged to American singer (Holm) who returns home to find out his parents expect him to marry his childhood sweetheart.  (20th Century Fox)
1950: ‘Champagne for Caesar’
Ronald Coleman and Celeste Holm co-starred in “Champagne for Caesar.” (Handout)
1951: ‘All About Eve’
Celeste Holm received an Oscar nomination for supporting actress for her role as Karen Richards in the 1950 film “All About Eve.” Here, from left after the 1951 Academy Awards, are Judy Holliday, Jose Ferrer, Gloria Swanson, George Cukor and Holm.  (File Photo / AMPAS)
1956: ‘High Society’
Celeste Holm, right, starred as as Liz, along with Grace Kelly as Tracy Samantha Lord, Bing Crosby, left, as C.K. Dexter-Haven and Frank Sinatra as Mike Connor in the 1956 film “High Society.” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
1996-1999: ‘Promised Land’
The cast of the “Promised Land” television series included Celeste Holm as a grandmother who accompanied her family on their travels around the United States in an Airstream trailer. The cast included (clockwise from right) Celeste Holm, Eddie Karr, Sarah Schaub, Austin O’Brien, Wendy Phillips and Gerald McRaney.  (CBS)
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