Celeste Holm, who won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award in 1947 for “Gentleman’s Agreement,” died early Sunday (July 15) in her New York City apartment at the age of 95, her great-niece Amy Phillips tells the AP.
Holm started on Broadway, earning critical acclaim for playing Ado Annie in the original Broadway cast of “Oklahoma!”. She also starred on Broadway in “The King and I” and “Mame.” When she moved to film, “Gentleman’s Agreement” was just her third film role. She went on to star in “Come to the Stable” and “All About Eve,” for which she received two more Oscar nominations.
In more recent years, Holm appeared in “Three Men and a Baby” as Ted Danson’s mother and on TV in “Touched by an Angel” and “Promised Land.”
Holm was married five times, most recently to Frank Basile, who was her current husband. She is survived by Basile and two sons, Ted and Daniel, from two previous marriages.