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Celeste Holm

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 ...
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1936:
First professional role was in a production of "Hamlet," starring Leslie Howard
1938:
Made Broadway debut in "Glorianna"
1940:
Landed featured role in the Broadway play "The Time of Your Life" opposite fellow newcomer Gene Kelly
1943:
Originated the role of Ado Annie in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!"
1944:
Starred in the Broadway production of "Bloomer Girl"
1946:
Signed to a movie contract under 20th Century Fox
1946:
Made film debut in "Three Little Girls in Blue"
1947:
Received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in "Gentleman's Agreement"
1948:
Voiced Addie Ross, the unseen woman who authored the title letter in "A Letter to Three Wives"
1948:
Co-starred with Olivia de Havilland in "The Snake Pit"
1949:
Portrayed a French nun opposite Loretta Young in "Come to the Stable"; earned a Best Supporting Oscar nomination
1950:
Played a supporting role in the classic film "All About Eve"; received third Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination
1950:
Returned to the Broadway stage with "Affairs of State"
1952:
Played the role of Anna in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The King and I"
1954:
Starred in the CBS series "Honestly, Celeste!"
1955:
Offered a fine supporting turn in "The Tender Trap"; first of two films with Frank Sinatra
1956:
Co-starred in a TV production of "Jack and the Beanstalk" (NBC)
1956:
Supported Sinatra, Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby in the musical "High Society"; last film for six years
1965:
Starred alongside Lesley Ann Warren as the Fairy Godmother in the CBS television production of "Cinderella"
1966:
Co-starred in the ABC adaptation of the musical "Meet Me in St. Louis"
1966:
Succeeded Angela Lansbury in the title role of the Broadway musical "Mame"; toured in the part from 1967 until 1969
1968:
Earned an Emmy nomination for an appearance on the syndicated religious-themed program "Insight"
1970:
Played the press secretary of the First Lady on the NBC sitcom "Nancy"
1972:
Played a regular role on the ABC series "The Delphi Bureau"
1973:
Resumed feature film career after six year absence, playing Aunt Polly in the musical "Tom Sawyer"
1975:
Returned to Broadway as part of the American cast of the British hit "Habeas Corpus"
1976:
Portrayed a nun in the NBC miniseries "Captains and the Kings"
1977:
Last film for ten years, "The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover"
1977:
First played writer Janet Flanner in the one-woman show "Paris Was Yesterday" at the George Street Playhouse in New Jersey; reprised role briefly off-Broadway in 1979
1979:
Returned to stage musicals in the Broadway flop "The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall"
1979:
Cast as First Lady Florence Harding in "Backstairs at the White House" (NBC); earned Emmy nomination
1986:
Briefly joined the cast of the ABC soap opera "Loving"; co-starring her fourth husband Wesley Addy
1987:
Made one-shot return to films after a decade in "Three Men and a Baby"
1989:
Portrayed Jaclyn Smith's mom on the TV series "Christine Cromwell" (ABC)
1989:
Landed role of Miss Snow in "Polly," the NBC remake of "Pollyanna"
1990:
Reprised role of Miss Snow in "Polly Comin' Home!" (NBC)
1991:
Returned to Broadway in "I Hate Hamlet"
1996:
Played mother of Gerald McRaney on the CBS series "Promised Land"; also made appearances in the same role on CBS' "Touched By and Angel"
1997:
Again made one-shot return to films as Brendan Fraser's grandmother in "Still Breathing"
2000:
Appeared in recurring role on the UPN police drama "The Beat"
2000:
Returned to the stage as co-star of "Don Juan in Hell" at off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theater
2005:
Appeared in the romantic comedy "Alchemy," starring Tom Cavanagh and Sarah Chalke
2009:
Announced retirement from big screen roles

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