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Celeste Holm Dead at 95

Academy Award winner Celeste Holm has died at age 95, according to a report on TV's NY1.

Holm's soap opera credits include roles as Lydia Woodhouse (guest appearance in 1986) and Isabella Alden In LOVING (1991-1992), Lauren Roberts In AS THE WORLD TURNS (1981) , Anna Rossini In FALCON CREST (1985). She earned an Emmy nomination for her guest appearance in LOVING in 1987. She taped her last appearance on the show 20 years ago today.

Holm appeared in over two dozen Broadway shows, including her debut in 1938 in Gloriana, and including Oklahoma, in which she originated the role of Ado Annie, Bloomer Girl, The King and I, Mame, Candida, and her most recent Broadway appearance in 1991's I Hate Hamlet. In 1964, she received an Obie Award for her work in an Off-Broadway production of A Month in the Country.

Holm earned an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the film, Gentlemen's Agreement, and received Oscar nominations for Come to the Stable and All About Eve. Her other films included The Tender Trap, High Society, and Three Little Girls in Blue.

In addition to her Daytime Emmy nomination for LOVING, she earned Emmy Award nominations for Insight and Backstairs at the White House. Holm appeared as the FAIRY GODMOTHER in the 1965 television version of Cinderella and in numerous television series, including NANCY, ARCHIE BUNKER'S PLACE, THE BEAT and PROMISED LAND.

She is survived by her third husband, Frank Basile, and her sons.


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