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Actress Date and place of birth: April 29, 1917 New York, USA
American actress of theater, cinema and television. She is known for her role in the movie “Gentlemen’s Agreement”, which earned her the award “Oscar”.
Celeste Holm was born in the spring of 1917 in New York. She was the only child of a Norwegian businessman Theodor Holm and American artist Gene Park. Parents often moved because of the tense political situation in the world, so Celeste Holm as a child managed to podit in Holland and France, until they finally settled in the United States.
Celeste Holm graduated from high school for girls in Chicago and became a student at the local university, where he first began to study the art of drama. However, she began performing on stage only in 1930, after her divorce from her first husband.
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In 1938, she appeared in the Broadway comedy Gloriana, and performed her first leading role in two years – Mary L. staged The Time of Your Life Company novice actor Gene Kelly. Public recognition Celeste Holm brought Broadway play Oklahoma! in 1943.
The actress has signed a contract with the film company 20th Century Fox in the late 1940s. Her debut took place on the screen in the film Three Little Girls in Blue, in which Celeste Holm performed the song Always a Lady, appearing on stage in his legendary dress in red.
In 1947, Celeste Holm received the “Oscar” and “Golden Globe” in the category “Best Actress” for participation in the movie “Gentlemen’s Agreement”. In addition, she won the actress Sarah Siddons Award for outstanding achievement in Chicago theater life, became one of the members of the National Council of the Arts thanks to Ronald Reagan, received the rank of knight by the decree of the Norwegian King Olav V and became part of the American theater hall of fame actors.
After shooting film “All About Eve” actress realized that much more fun it brings theater, and the next ten years of his life devoted to the stage. Nevertheless, she managed to star in the comedy “The Tender Trap” and the musical “High Society” in the company of Frank Sinatra.
In addition, Celeste Holm played the New York reporter in the television series Honestly, Celeste! in the fall of 1954 and has appeared in several projects of the ABC TV channel.
At the end of 1960 Celeste Holm played the role of the fairy godmother in the film “Cinderella” and press secretary of the First Lady of the United States in the sitcom “Nancy.” In 1970 Celeste Holm has become increasingly involved in film productions she appeared in episodes of serials years “Columbo,” “Medical Center”, “The Streets of San Francisco”, “Wonder Woman” and others.
Celeste Holm until the end of life actively participated in the activities of UNICEF and was the chairman of the non-profit educational institution Board of Arts Horizons.
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In 1936 the actress married Ralph Nelson, but after three years of their marriage broke up.
Her son from his first marriage, a sociologist and a man standing at the origins of the World Wide Web, Ted Nelson, grew up in the house of the grandparents. In his memoirs, titled Possiplex he never mentioned his mother.
In winter 1940 Celeste Holm married Englishman Francis Davis. The actress took for his Catholicism, but five years later the couple split up.
In 1946, the third husband of Celeste Holm began Schuyler A. Dunning, a public relations specialist. They had a son, businessman Daniel Dunning. This marriage also lasted no more than five years.
Fourth marriage Celeste Holm was the most long-playing – it was chosen stage actor Eddie Wesley, with whom they had lived thirty-five years, until the death of the spouse.
April 29, 2004 vosmidesyatisemiletnyaya Celeste Holm married for the fifth time. Her husband, opera singer Frank Basile, was doubled under and became famous due to litigation with the sons of the actress for her financial condition.
In recent years, Celeste Holm was seriously ill – she suffered from amnesia, stomach ulcers and skin cancer. In June 2012, the actress appeared in the New York Hospital with a diagnosis of “dehydration”. Her hospitalization occurred after a fire in an apartment in Manhattan, its neighbor, actor Robert De Niro.
Celeste Holm has spent the last days of life at home, surrounded by loved ones, and died July 15, 2012 of a heart attack.