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Celeste Holm (1917–2012)


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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

All About Eve
(1950)
Gentleman's Agreement
Gentleman's Agreement Anne Dettrey
(1947)
High Society
High Society Liz Imbrie
(1956)
Come to the Stable
Come to the Stable Sister Scholastica
(1949)

Filmography

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 2015 College Debts
Grandma GG
 2012 Driving Me Crazy
Mrs. Ginsberg
 2005/I Alchemy
Iris
 2004 Whoopi (TV Series)
Diana
- The Squatters (2004) ... Diana
 2002 Third Watch (TV Series)
Florence
- Transformed (2002) ... Florence
 2000 The Beat (TV Series)
Frances Robinson
- Get It on (Bang the Gong) (2000) ... Frances Robinson
- Someone to Watch Over Me (2000) ... Frances Robinson
- Cueca Solo (2000) ... Frances Robinson
- Can I Get a Witness? (2000) ... Frances Robinson
- They Say It's Your Birthday (2000) ... Frances Robinson
 1996-1999 Promised Land (TV Series)
Hattie Greene
- Finale (1999) ... Hattie Greene
- Darkness Visible (1999) ... Hattie Greene (credit only)
- Baby Steps (1999) ... Hattie Greene
- Leaving the Life (1999) ... Hattie Greene
- A Day in the Life (1999) ... Hattie Greene
 1996-1998 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Hattie Greene
- Saving Grace: Part 1 (1998) ... Hattie Greene
- The Road Home: Part 1 (1997) ... Hattie Greene
- Promised Land (1996) ... Hattie Greene
 1997 Still Breathing
Ida, Fletcher's Grand Mother
 1996 Home of the Brave (TV Movie)
Hattie Greene
 1996 Once You Meet a Stranger (TV Movie)
Clara
 1995 Great Performances (TV Series)
- Talking With (1995)
 1992 Cheers (TV Series)
Grandmother Gaines
- No Rest for the Woody (1992) ... Grandmother Gaines
 1991 Loving (TV Series)
Isabella Alden
- Episode dated 26 November 1991 (1991) ... Isabella Alden
 1990 Polly: Comin' Home! (TV Movie)
Miss Snow
 1989-1990 Christine Cromwell (TV Series)
Samantha Cromwell
- Only the Good Die Young (1990) ... Samantha Cromwell
- In Vino Veritas (1990) ... Samantha Cromwell
- Easy Come, Easy Go (1989) ... Samantha Cromwell
- Things That Go Bump in the Night (1989) ... Samantha Cromwell
 1965-1989 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Mrs. Fuller / Miss Snow
- Polly (1989) ... Miss Snow
- Kilroy: Part 4 (1965) ... Mrs. Fuller
- Kilroy: Part 3 (1965) ... Mrs. Fuller
- Kilroy: Part 2 (1965) ... Mrs. Fuller
 1989 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Samantha Orbison
- Road Show (1989) ... Samantha Orbison
 1989 Nora's Christmas Gift (Video)
Nora Richards
 1988 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Rose
- Haunting (1988) ... Rose
 1987 3 Men and a Baby
Jack's Mother
 1987 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Abigail Baldwin, Carol's Mother
- The Love That Lies (1987) ... Abigail Baldwin, Carol's Mother
 1987/I Murder by the Book (TV Movie)
Claire
 1985 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Anna Rossini
- Ingress & Egress (1985) ... Anna Rossini
- Echoes (1985) ... Anna Rossini
- Blood Brothers (1985) ... Anna Rossini
- Unfinished Business (1985) ... Anna Rossini
- The Phoenix (1985) ... Anna Rossini
 1985 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Katherine Hershey
- Company Secrets (1985) ... Katherine Hershey
 1984 Jessie (TV Movie)
Molly Hayden
 1979-1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Florence Flanders / Estelle Castlewood
- The Buck Stops Here/For Bettor or Worse/Bet on It (1984) ... Florence Flanders
 1984 Jessie (TV Series)
Molly Hayden
- Trick of Fate (1984) ... Molly Hayden
- The Long Fuse (1984) ... Molly Hayden
- McLaughlin's Flame (1984) ... Molly Hayden
- Flesh Wounds (1984) ... Molly Hayden
- The Lady Killer (1984) ... Molly Hayden
 1983 This Girl for Hire (TV Movie)
Zandra Stoneham
 1981-1983 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series)
Estelle Harris
- Three Women (1983) ... Estelle Harris
- Growing Up Is Hard to Do: Part 2 (1981) ... Estelle Harris
- Growing Up Is Hard to Do: Part 1 (1981) ... Estelle Harris
- Custody: Part 2 (1981) ... Estelle Harris
- Custody: Part 1 (1981) ... Estelle Harris
 1979-1982 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Lillie Townsend / Claudia
- Don't Rain on My Charade (1982) ... Lillie Townsend
- The Shattered Image (1979) ... Claudia
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
The Celebrity
- The Shady Hill Kidnapping (1982) ... The Celebrity
 1981 Midnight Lace (TV Movie)
Sylvia Randall
 1978-1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Sister Veronica / Mabel Jarvis
- The Look Alikes/Winemaker (1979) ... Sister Veronica
- The Beachcomber/The Last Whodunnit (1978) ... Mabel Jarvis
 1979 Backstairs at the White House (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Florence Harding
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Mrs. Florence Harding (credit only)
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Mrs. Florence Harding (credit only)
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Mrs. Florence Harding
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Mrs. Florence Harding
 1978 Lucan (TV Series)
 1977 The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover
Florence Hollister
 1977 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Dolly Tucker
- I Do, I Do (1977) ... Dolly Tucker
 1977 The Love Boat II (TV Movie)
Eva McFarland
 1976 Columbo (TV Series)
Phyllis Lytton Brandt
- Old Fashioned Murder (1976) ... Phyllis Lytton Brandt
 1976 Captains and the Kings (TV Mini-Series)
Sister Angela
- Chapter II (1976) ... Sister Angela
- Chapter I (1976) ... Sister Angela
 1976 Bittersweet Love
Marian Lewis
 1976 The American Woman: Portraits of Courage (TV Movie documentary)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series)
Clara Calvert
- The Truck Murders (1974) ... Clara Calvert
 1974 Death Cruise (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Mason
 1974 The Underground Man (TV Movie)
Beatrice Broadhurst
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Mrs. Shaninger
- Crossfire (1974) ... Mrs. Shaninger
 1973-1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Geraldine Stern / Dr. Linda Wilson
- Web of Intrigue (1974) ... Geraldine Stern
- No Margin for Error (1973) ... Dr. Linda Wilson
 1973 Tom Sawyer
Aunt Polly
 1972 The Delphi Bureau (TV Series)
Sybil Van Loween
- Pilot (1972) ... Sybil Van Loween
 1970-1971 Nancy (TV Series)
Abigail 'Abby' Townsend / Abigai 'Abby' Townsendl / Abigail 'Abby' Townsenf
- A Girl's Best Friend (1971) ... Abigail 'Abby' Townsend
- Budget, Budget, Who's Got the Budget? (1970) ... Abigail 'Abby' Townsend
- Never Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth (1970) ... Abigail 'Abby' Townsend
- Boys' Night Out (1970) ... Abigail 'Abby' Townsend
- A Case of Spring Fever (1970) ... Abigail 'Abby' Townsend
 1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land (TV Movie)
Nancy Lincoln
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Irene Comdon
- The Brass Ring (1970) ... Irene Comdon
 1967 Insight (TV Series)
Mrs. Bern
- Fat Hands and a Diamond Ring (1967) ... Mrs. Bern
 1967 Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding!
Louise Halloran
 1967 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Flo Clementi
- The Executioners: Part 2 (1967) ... Flo Clementi
- The Executioners: Part 1 (1967) ... Flo Clementi
 1965-1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Pearl Saunders / Flo Hagerman
- Concrete Evidence (1967) ... Pearl Saunders
- The Old Man Picked a Lemon (1965) ... Flo Hagerman
 1966 Meet Me in St. Louis (TV Movie)
Mrs. Smith
 1966 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series)
Libby Rankin
- Face of Fear (1966) ... Libby Rankin
 1965 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Margot Horst
- The Cold, Cold War of Paul Bryan (1965) ... Margot Horst
 1965 Cinderella (TV Movie)
Fairy Godmother
 1965 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Rose Herrod
- An Elephant Is Like a Tree (1965) ... Rose Herrod
 1964 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Billie Hamilton
- How Do I Say I Love You? (1964) ... Billie Hamilton
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Helen Forsythe
- Who Killed the Kind Doctor? (1963) ... Helen Forsythe
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Nurse Jane Munson
- The Pack Rat and the Prima Donna (1963) ... Nurse Jane Munson
 1963 Hailstones and Halibut Bones (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Laura Bennett
- Cry Out in Silence (1962) ... Laura Bennett
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Laraine Whitman
- So Beats My Plastic Heart (1962) ... Laraine Whitman
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Miss Bullfinch
- The Irresistible Miss Bullfinch (1962) ... Miss Bullfinch
 1961 Bachelor Flat
Helen Bushmill
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Virginia
- A Clearing in the Woods (1961) ... Virginia
 1960 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1960 The Right Man (TV Movie)
Victoria Woodhull
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Hostess at Lawn Party
- The Schartz-Metterklume Method (1960) ... Hostess at Lawn Party (uncredited)
 1960 Art Carney Special (TV Series)
 1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Robin (1958)
 1957 The Yeoman of the Guard (TV Movie)
Phoebe Meryll
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Sarah Kimball
- Fugitive (1957) ... Sarah Kimball
 1957 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Maggie Travis
- The Princess Back Home (1957) ... Maggie Travis
 1952-1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Lettie Morgan
- The Wedding Present (1957) ... Lettie Morgan
- Four's a Family (1952)
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Mad Meggie
- Jack and the Beanstalk (1956) ... Mad Meggie
 1956 Carolyn (TV Movie)
Carolyn Daniels
 1956 High Society
Liz Imbrie
 1956 Sneak Preview (TV Series)
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Mary Miller
- The Empty Room Blues (1956) ... Mary Miller
 1956 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Lauren Roberts (1981)
 1955 The Tender Trap
Sylvia Crewes
 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Madge Collins
- The Bogey Man (1955) ... Madge Collins
 1954 Honestly, Celeste! (TV Series)
Celeste Anders
- Episode dated 28 November 1954 (1954) ... Celeste Anders
- Episode dated 21 November 1954 (1954) ... Celeste Anders
- Episode dated 14 November 1954 (1954) ... Celeste Anders
- Episode dated 7 November 1954 (1954) ... Celeste Anders
- Episode dated 31 October 1954 (1954) ... Celeste Anders
 1951-1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Prynne / Katherine Case / Margaret Best / ...
- Lost Sunday (1953) ... Miss Prynne
- The Bargain (1952) ... Katherine Case
- Second Sight (1951) ... Margaret Best
- The Pacing Goose (1951) ... Eliza
 1953 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
- Heart's Desire (1953)
 1953 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- Mrs. Genius (1953)
 1952 Betty Crocker Star Matinee (TV Series)
- The Tally Method (1952)
 1950 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Actress
- Episode #1.6 (1950) ... Guest Actress
 1950 All About Eve
Karen
 1950 Champagne for Caesar
Flame O'Neil
 1949 Everybody Does It
Doris Blair Borland
 1949 Come to the Stable
Sister Scholastica
 1949 A Letter to Three Wives
Addie Ross (voice, uncredited)
 1949 Chicken Every Sunday
Emily Hefferan
 1948 Road House
Susie Smith
 1948 The Snake Pit
Grace
 1947 Gentleman's Agreement
Anne Dettrey
 1947 Carnival in Costa Rica
Celeste
 1946 Three Little Girls in Blue
Miriam Harrington
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Moss Hart's play, "Light Up the Sky," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Sam Levene, Kay Medford, Vivian Blaine and Wesley Addy in the cast. Harold J. Kennedy was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Frank Basile & Celeste Holm

Height:

5' 5¾" (1.67 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Bette Davis] I walked onto the set [All About Eve (1950)] and there's Bette and I say, "Good morning", and she said, "Oh, shit, good manners". and I felt as if I'd been hit in the face with a wet flounder and I never spoke to her again. She called me a "bitch", okay. See more »

Trivia:

Performed in five stage shows with George M. Cohan. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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