NEW YORK (AP) – Celeste Holm, a versatile, bright-eyed blonde who
soared to Broadway fame in "Oklahoma!" and won an Oscar in
"Gentleman’s Agreement" but whose last years were filled with
financial difficulty and estrangement from her sons, died early this
morning, a relative said.
Holm had been hospitalized about two weeks ago with dehydration. She
asked her husband on Friday to bring her home and spent her final days
with her husband,Frank Basile, and other relatives and close friends by
her side, said Amy Phillips, a great-niece of Holm’s.
She won the Academy Award in 1947 for best supporting actress for her
performance in "Gentlemen’s Agreement" and received Oscar nominations
for "Come to the Stable" (1949) and "All About Eve" (1950).