Oscar-Winning Film and Stage Actress Celeste Holm Dies at 95

Posted July 15th, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Academy-award winning actress Celeste Holm, whose career in the theater, movies and television spanned 60 years, has died in New York at age 95.

Holm first won national attention in the original cast of the Broadway favorite Oklahoma in 1943. Five years later, she took home an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for the film Gentleman's Agreement, a damning look at anti-Semitism.

Holm was nominated two more times for the Academy Award, and she co-starred with Frank Sinatra in the classic films High Society and The Tender Trap.

Holm was a hard-working fundraiser for the arts and theater, but a bitter legal fight with her sons over her wealth cost her most of her savings.