Apr. 29th, 1917
New York City, New York, USA
Celeste Holm's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1973 - Tom Sawyer
1956 - High Society
1955 - The Tender Trap
1950 - All About Eve
1950 - Champagne For Caesar
1949 - A Letter to Three Wives
1948 - Road House
1947 - Gentleman's Agreement
Guest TV Roles
Celeste Holm was an only child, born into a home where her mother was a painter and her father worked in insurance. She would study acting at the University of Chicago and make her stage debut in 1936. Her Broadway debut came when she was 19. She appeared in many successful plays including "The Women", "Oklahoma!" and "Bloomer Girl". It was in the production of "Oklahoma!" that Celeste would sing the show stopper "I Cain't Say No". She was signed by 20th Century Fox in 1946 and appeared in her first film 'Three Little Girls in Blue'. With her third film 'Gentlemen's Agreement (1947)', she would win the Supporting Actress Oscar and a Golden Globe. Celeste would be nominated twice more for Academy Awards in the 'Come to the Stable (1949)' and 'All About Eve (1950)'. But Celeste was a star who loved the stage so she left Hollywood, only to return for two MGM musicals in the fifties. They were 'The Tender Trap (1955)' and 'High Society (1956). In addition to her stage career, Celeste appeared on Television in her own series "Honestly Celeste (1954)" and as a panelist on "Who Pays? (1959)". In 1970, Celeste returned to series Television as the chaperone to the president's daughter on "Nancy". For the next two decades, she would appear on Television in regular series, mini series and movies.
- Recently won undisclosed settlement from 'Pedro Almodolvar' for his use of film footage of her from "All About Eve" without her permission in his film "All About My Mother"; her contract from the film stipulated her image could not be used.
- Is a spokesperson for UNICEF.
- She is the daughter of Theodor Holm, a Norwegian insurance adjuster for Loyd's of London, and Jean Parke Holm, an American portrait artist and author.
- Was knighted by King Olav of Norway
- Received an honorary degree from Seton Hall University in May 1991.
- Her professional theatrical debut was in a production of "Hamlet" with Leslie Howard (Ashley - Gone With the Wind)
- Inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 1992
- Her eldest son, Ted (Theodor Holm) Nelson, is an innovator in the information technology industry. It was Nelson who coined the term "hypertext", in the early 1960s.
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