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Oscar-winner Celeste Holm passes away 
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RIP

She won Best Supporting Actress in 1947 for Gentleman's Agreement, and got two other nominations in her career. Her lasting impression is arguably her work in All About Eve, but she was also the original Ado Annie in Oklahoma!

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Post Re: Oscar-winner Celeste Holm passes away
I'll remember her at the Fairy Godmother in the Lesley Ann Warren "Cinderella."


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I remember her as the Fairy Godmother too. Such a part of my childhood. RIP.

It's too bad that her Ado Annie was never filmed.


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there is footage of her performing "i caint say no" from the ed sullivan show. I loved her in All About Eve and of course in Cole Porter's "High Society' opposite Frank Sinatra.

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She's so great in All About Eve. And her quote about Bette Davis just makes it that much better, haha:
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“I walked onto the set of ‘All About Eve’ on the first day and said, “Good morning,” and do you know her reply? She said, “Oh shit, good manners.” I never spoke to her again—ever.”


Not to mention her terrific performance in Mankiewicz's A Letter to Three Wives from 1949. She never appears onscreen once, but she gives one of the best voice over performances ever?

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She was an excellent Widow Douglass i nthe 1970 version of tom Sawyer as weell.

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Disney-Bway27 wrote:
She's so great in All About Eve. And her quote about Bette Davis just makes it that much better, haha:
Celeste Holm wrote:
“I walked onto the set of ‘All About Eve’ on the first day and said, “Good morning,” and do you know her reply? She said, “Oh shit, good manners.” I never spoke to her again—ever.”


I've always doubted the validity of this quote. When you're in as many scenes with an actor as Celeste was with Bette, speaking to each other is inevitable. And I don't mean exchanging scripted dialogue; actors are connstantly giving each other feedback (be it good or bad) as to how to make a scene better.

I'm deeply saddened by her passing. I had the pleasure of meeting Celeste at a nostalgia convention several years ago and she was absolutely delightful.

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