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Celeste Holm

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Also Known As: Died: July 15, 2012
Born: April 29, 1917 Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

College Debts (2009)
A Midwest college student eager to pay for his tuition at a prestigious acting program in NYC abruptly ends up back home. On Halloween night he makes a bet and launches a plan to use the money to pay for his tuition.
Still Breathing (1997) as Ida
An Austin, Texas street performer falls in love with a woman who, unbeknownst to him, happens to be a con artist.
Once You Meet a Stranger (1996) as Clara
Remake of the 1951 feature film, "Strangers on a Train." Two women meet on a train and are bound together in a pact to commit murder.
In Vino Veritas (1990) as Samantha Cromwell
Christine Cromwell becomes entangled in a feud between brothers over the future of their world-famous winery. Later, one of the men is murdered and her own life is threatened as she seeks the killer. A presentation of the "Christine Cromwell" series of telefilms, broadcast as part of "The ABC Saturd
Only the Good Die Young (1990) as Samantha Cromwell
Christine Cromwell tracks a diabolical killer whose aim is to murder all the members of an investement club she manages.
Polly Comin' Home! (1990) as Miss Snow
A sequel to "Polly" a telefilm that aired on NBC November 12, 1989. Set in Alabama in 1956, Polly tries to find a replacement for the new headmaster of the town orphanage and to rekindle her aunt's romance.
Easy Come, Easy Go (1989) as Samantha Cromwell
Two of Christine Cromwell's clients, Billy Peale and Hayes Thorogood, are cheated out of millions of dollars by a smooth-talking con man. When the con artist is found murdered, incriminating evidence seems to point first toward Hayes, then toward Billy. Christine tries to prove her clients are innoc
Polly (1989) as Miss Snow
Set in the 1950s, a joyful orphan comes to live with her wealthy spinster aunt in Alabama and inspires the transformation of a stodgy town and its residents. Based on the 1960 Disney film "Pollyanna, " which starred Hayley Mills.
Things That Go Bump in the Night (1989) as Samantha Cromwell
Christine Cromwell is a lawyer from a wealthy background who works as a financial advisor for a major San Francisco investment firm. In this television movie, Christine is forced to act as defense counsel for a woman who was a childhood friend and now stands accused of murdering her wealthy husband.
Murder By the Book (1987) as Claire Mercer
A movie about Hank Mercer, a successful writer of detective novels featuring a tough-talking, gut-shooting private eye, Biff Deegan. When Mercer decides to discard his lucrative character to write intellectual novels, his publisher agrees on the condition that he is able to solve a real mystery. Whe
Three Men and a Baby (1987) as Jack'S Mother
Actor Jack Holden lives a hedonistic life along with his roommates Peter and Michael in New York City. But everything changes when a baby is left on their doorstep with a note saying that "Mary" is Jack''s child, the product of a fling with a recent co-star. Jack is away on a shoot when the infant arrives and Peter and Michael do their best to take care of her. When two men arrive asking for "the package" they assume that they mean the baby, but soon find that they are drug dealers looking for heroin, and get rid of them by giving them some powdered milk. When Jack when returns, he also rises to the occasion and soon loves his baby daughter. The drug dealers eventually return looking for the heroin and the roommates successfully trap them and have them arrested. Eventually Mary''s mother Sylvia arrives, wanting to take Mary back to England with her. The agree, but after giving it some thought, the three men realize they cannot stand losing their little charge and rush to the airport to stop her, but Sylvia is gone. Happily for everyone, when they return home, they find Mary with Sylvia, who has decided that she does not want to raise the child alone and the men invite her to move in with them.
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend (1986) as Interviewee
An intimate portrait of actress Marilyn Monroe, including interviews with celebrities who knew her, and selected film clips.
This Girl For Hire (1983) as Zandra Stoneham
This '40s private eye movie spoof (a series pilot) casts Bess Armstrong as a flippant, somewhat klutzy female detective who sets out to track down the killer of an obnoxious mystery writer (Jose Ferrer). Celeste Holm is her flamboyant mother, a one-time Hollywood starlet, and Howard Duff is the latt
Midnight Lace (1981) as Sylvia Randall
In her first starring movie, a remake of the 1960 Doris Day thriller, Mary Crosby (Bing's daughter) is a TV reporter stalked mercilessly by a mysterious assassin. Gary Frank (who replaced Timothy Bottoms) has the role of her record producer husband -- the Rex Harrison part in the earlier version, a
Love Boat Ii, The (1977) as Eva Mcfarland
The sequel to the TV movie "The Love Boat," this second pilot to the subsequent hit series once again offered an all-star TV cast setting sail for romance under the watchful eyes of a totally new crew, several of whom (Grandy, Kopell and Lange) were signed on for the later weekly voyage which began
Private Files Of J. Edgar Hoover, The (1977) as Florence Hollister
The life of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover is dramatized. Some of the notable successes of his career with the bureau are shown, including the shooting of notorious gangster John Dillinger in Chicago and Hoover's first arrest. Hoover's homosexuality, his decadent private life, and his propensit
Bittersweet Love (1976) as Marian
A newly married and pregnant young couple discover that they are half-siblings.
Death Cruise (1974) as Elizabeth Mason
Three couples, all mysterious winners of a pleasure cruise, find that their tickets have guaranteed them a one-way passage to death.
Underground Man, The (1974) as Beatrice Broadhurst
Peter Graves, completely miscast as private eye Lew Archer, goes after the kidnappers of an old flame's young son and gets mixed up in a series of murders going back fifteen years. This was the pilot for the subsequent very short-lived (six episodes) series "Archer" that began in January 1975 and st
Tom Sawyer (1973) as Aunt Polly
The classic American bad boy sails the Mississippi with his friend Huck Finn after their supposed deaths.
Delphi Bureau, The (1972) as Sybil Van Loween
A suspense drama that has a government agent with a photographic memory assigned to solve the disappearance of an entire fleet of old Air Force planes. Luckinbill again played the talented operative in the subsequent series (1972-73) with Celeste Holm repeating her role, later to be replaced by Anne
Doctor, You've Got To Be Kidding (1967) as Louise Halloran
Four suitors pursue a pregnant singer to the maternity ward.
Bachelor Flat (1962) as Helen Bushmill
Anthropology Professor Bruce Patterson (Terry Thomas) has the natural British charm that allures women automaticaly. When his fiancée Helen Bushmill (Celeste Holm) is abroad for an extended time, he has to fight the neighborhood ladies and his students away. Helen has failed to tell him that she has a seventeen year old daughter Libby (Tuesday Weld) who shows up at her mothers home unaware that she in engaged.
High Society (1956) as Liz Imbrie
In this musical version of The Philadelphia Story, tabloid reporters invade a society wedding.
The Tender Trap (1955) as Sylvia Crewes
A swinging bachelor finds love when he meets a girl immune to his line.
All About Eve (1950) as Karen [Richards]
An ambitious young actress tries to take over a star's career and love life.
Champagne for Caesar (1950) as Flame O'Neil
What happens when the man who knows everything goes on a quiz show that doubles your cash prize every time a you answer a question correctly? Beauregard Bottomly is that man & what happens is you end up with 40 million dollars at stake.
A Letter to Three Wives (1949) as Voice of Addie Ross
A small-town seductress notifies her three best friends that she has run off with one of their husbands.
Everybody Does It (1949) as Doris Borland
While fostering his wife's opera career, a businessman discovers he's the one with talent.
Chicken Every Sunday (1949) as Emily Hefferen
A woman takes in boarders to support her husband''''s harebrained financial schemes.
Come to the Stable (1949) as Sister Scolastica
Two nuns set up a children''''s hospital in the New England countryside.
The Snake Pit (1948) as Grace
A young woman tries to recover her sanity in a corrupt mental institution.
Road House (1948) as Susie Smith
A nightclub owner frames a romantic rival for murder.
Gentleman's Agreement (1948) as Anne Dettrey
A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism.
Carnival in Costa Rica (1947) as Celeste
Pepe Castro and Luisa Molina return to Costa Rica from U.S. schools to find that their parents have arranged their marriage. Pepe has brought his new sweetheart Celeste with him from the USA, but can't get a word in edgewise with his father. Then Luisa meets American coffee buyer Jeff Stephens at the fiesta. Meanwhile, the obtuse parents continue to plan the wrong marriage...
Three Little Girls in Blue (1946) as Miriam Harrington
A reworking of "Moon Over Miami" set at the turn of the century. Three sisters set out for Atlantic City disguised as an heiress, her secretary, and a maid, in the hope that one of them will land a rich husband.

Cast (special)

Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story, The (2000) as Voice Over
Documentary detailing a story of racial violence in 1920s Oklahoma. After a black shoeshine boy was accused of assaulting a white female, an angry white mob left 300 blacks massacred -- but only 30 people were reported dead.
70th Annual Academy Awards, The (1998)
Live presentation of the 70th annual Academy Awards.
Hometown Heroes (1998) as Interviewee
An annual one-hour television special recognizing individuals doing heroic things for kids in our hometowns.
Hollywood Fashion Machine, The (1995)
Documentary chronicling the impact of Hollywood on the fashion world.
Talking With (1995) as Lila ("Lamps")
Collection of dramatic monologues featuring a cast of acclaimed actresses playing women with little in common on the surface but a shared bond of tragedy or misfortune. The segments are entitled: "Handler," "Clear Glass Marbles," "Rodeo," "Twirler" "Marks" and "Lamps."
65th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1993)
Broadcast of the 65th annual Academy Awards presentation.
19th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, The (1992) as Presenter
A telecast of the 19th annual Emmy Awards for excellence in daytime television programming.
Road Show (1989) as Samantha Orbison
An exrancher from Wyoming and a streetwise reporter travel across the country looking for interesting stories and getting involved in the lives of ordinary Americans.
Nora's Christmas Gift (1989) as Nora
An aging woman must face the fact that she can no longer participate in the activities she performed when she was a younger and must learn to accept help from others.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (1986)
Live coverage of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from New York City.
Shady Hill Kidnapping, The (1982) as Celebrity
A boy's mysterious disappearance from the suburb of Shady Hill sets the pace for this contempory comedy of errors about the incongruities of daily life in small-town America. The teleplay, complete with parody commericals, pokes fun at television reporting and the complacent lifestyles of this typic
Swing Out, Sweet Land (1976)
John Wayne hosts this historical survey of the growth of the United States by means of military conquest and politial finagling. Sundry entertainers join him to add song, dance, and comedy to the analysis.
Fun Fair (1960) as Host
A music and comedy salute to the American County Fair.
Right Man, The (1960) as Victoria Woodhull
An hour-long review of presidential campaigns and the gimmicks used to attract voters.
Man in the Dog Suit, The (1960) as Martha Walling
The story of Oliver Walling, a milquetoast man who is constantly being degraded--until he rents a dog suit for a costume party and finds he can face the world while wearing it.
Yeoman of the Guard, The (1957) as Phoebe Merry Ii
An adaptation of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta about a greedy family who frame a rich relative, the dashing Colonel Fairfax, in an attempt to get his money.
Jack and the Beanstalk (1956) as Mad Meggie
A musical adaptation of the classic children's story about a poor farm boy named Jack who trades the family cow for some magic beans -- and his adventures when he climbs a stalk that grows from the beans.
Carolyn (1956) as Carolyn Daniels
The story of Carolyn Daniels, an actress who becomes the guardian of three children after the death of her best friend. Carolyn takes custody of the children and attempts to win their affections. Served as the basis for "The Betty Hutton Show."

Misc. Crew (special)

Hometown Heroes (1998) as Film Clips
An annual one-hour television special recognizing individuals doing heroic things for kids in our hometowns.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Backstairs at the White House (1979) as Florence Harding
A lovingly filmed version of the book by Lillian Rogers Parks, the crippled seamstress-maid who, along with her mother, served for fifty-two years as a White House domestic during eight presidential administrations. A mixture of pop history of the Twentieth Century and the private lives of the vario
Captains and the Kings (1976) as Sister Angela
The nine-hour serialization of Taylor Caldwell's novel about an Irish immigrant and the establishment of his family name through the accumulation of wealth and power during the years from 1857 to 1912, along with his goal of having his son elected the first Catholic President of the United States, g
Captains and the Kings Part 5 & 6 (1976) as Sister Angela
The nine-hour serialization of Taylor Caldwell's novel about an Irish immigrant and the establishment of his family name through the accumulation of wealth and power during the years from 1857 to 1912, along with his goal of having his son elected the first Catholic President of the United States, g

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