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BREAKING Celeste Holm dies

(CNN) -- Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm died at her home in New York Sunday at the age of 95, her niece, Amy Phillips, confirmed.

by Anonymousreply 15102/17/2015

Damn. I always liked her, and it made me happy knowing she was still alive.

by Anonymousreply 107/15/2012

She was so young.

by Anonymousreply 207/15/2012

Yes OP, we've heard. In the Broadway thread.

by Anonymousreply 307/15/2012

It's going to be a bumpy ride.

by Anonymousreply 507/15/2012

A freeper fundie cunt, R4.

by Anonymousreply 607/15/2012

That sucks.

I wonder if a family feud is going to break out now. Weren't there rumors that her kids and her husband were on the outs.

by Anonymousreply 707/15/2012

There's never been a moment in my life before this that she wasn't alive. I thought she would always be there. In our hearts, I know she always will be.

by Anonymousreply 807/15/2012

The death of Academy Award-winning actress, Celeste Holm deserves its own thread, R3, so kindly fuck off.

by Anonymousreply 907/15/2012

Shit! Manners!

by Anonymousreply 1007/15/2012

Celeste Holm, Ernest Borgnine, Andy Griffith

Didn't these people die years ago?

by Anonymousreply 1107/15/2012

I loved Mama Celeste, I hope her pizza business goes on

by Anonymousreply 1207/15/2012

It's amazing she lived so long. RIP.

by Anonymousreply 1407/15/2012

Now here's your three - Andy Griffith, Ernest Holm. Though I am still holding out for another film legend rather than TV legend.

And another legend - Robert De Niro - killed her.

by Anonymousreply 1507/15/2012

Apparently she didn't take too kindly to her birthday thread.

by Anonymousreply 1607/15/2012

Adieu Annie

by Anonymousreply 1707/15/2012

Who wants to live to 96? I don't.

by Anonymousreply 1807/15/2012

I hate watching our last crop of stars from the golden age go away. As they go, so does class and talent. RIP to a great star.

When I'm in my 90s, knock on wood, I'll be a hello of a lot happier watching this current generation of stars kick the bucket.

by Anonymousreply 1907/15/2012

Damn!Damn!Damn!

by Anonymousreply 2007/15/2012

She had a long life. RIP.

by Anonymousreply 2107/15/2012

R15 = You forgot Sage Stallone

by Anonymousreply 2207/15/2012

I've heard many times that she wasn't the nicest person off camera, but she definitely had an appealing presence on screen, very warm, earthy and a little sarcastic. I know her mainly from Sinatra movies, Tender Trap and High Society, but she was great in All About Eve of course.

by Anonymousreply 2307/15/2012

The bits that she did in "The Shady Hill Kidnapping," playing an aging beauty queen, were absolutely brilliant. Have loved her ever since.

by Anonymousreply 2407/15/2012

Impossible!

by Anonymousreply 2507/15/2012

I'm still here, bitches!!

by Anonymousreply 2607/15/2012

Obama just lost another NY vote . . . pity.

by Anonymousreply 2707/15/2012

She'll always be remembered to those of us of a certain age as the beautiful Fairy Godmother in the "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" made in 1965.

by Anonymousreply 2807/15/2012

the clip at R25...Celeste looked so young in it

by Anonymousreply 2907/15/2012

Where did she get the reputation as a cold bitch and unpleasant to work with?

by Anonymousreply 3107/15/2012

Also loved her in the 1949 "Road House" with Ida Lupino (not Patrick Swayze!) where she gets to deliver the classic line everyone was thinking after hearing Lupino memorably sing "One for My Baby, and One More for the Road": "She does more without a voice than anybody I've ever heard!"

by Anonymousreply 3207/15/2012

Apparently a lot of people do, R30, since we're on edition #94 and it doesn't take much time to reach post 600 in every thread.

by Anonymousreply 3307/15/2012

[quote]Apparently a lot of people do, [R30], since we're on edition #94 and it doesn't take much time to reach post 600 in every thread.

Or, alternately and more likely, four people do, all of who cannot stop hysterically chatting with each other.

by Anonymousreply 3407/15/2012

Lloyd Richards: That bitter cynicism of yours is something you've acquired since you left Radcliffe!

Karen Richards: The cynicism you refer to, I acquired the day I discovered I was different from little boys!

by Anonymousreply 3507/15/2012

Oh, come on, she's been Undead for decades.

by Anonymousreply 3607/15/2012

Celeste Holm is discussed in the Footballers in Love threads?

by Anonymousreply 3707/15/2012

[quote]When I'm in my 90s, knock on wood, I'll be a hell of a lot happier watching this current generation of stars kick the bucket.

I think about this as well. I'm also early 30's and I wonder in 50-60 years' time, how many of the current crop of 20/30something celebs will even be remembered enough to warrant interest? I doubt anyone will know who the hell people like Robert Pattinson or Kristen Stewart were decades from now.

by Anonymousreply 3807/15/2012

"We know you. We've seen you like this before. Is it over or is it just beginning?"

Followed by the most famous line in cinema.

by Anonymousreply 3907/15/2012

I loved her commercials where she'd go Abundonza

by Anonymousreply 4007/15/2012

I loved her. I guess she has finally gone the stable. And yet Mickey Rooney lives on.

Please watch her performance in " Gentlemen's Agreement". The movie is preachy but she is great!

by Anonymousreply 4107/15/2012

As I recalled last night--an actor friend of mine was hired to do a play with her and he asked someone who'd worked with her what she was like. He told him she was OK but could be a pain in the ass. He told him to make sure to remember how early in his first conversation with her did she bring up her Oscar for Gentlemen's Agreement. After that first rehearsal ended he called up his friend and said "Four minutes."

by Anonymousreply 4207/15/2012

There's nothing 'BREAKING" about a 95 year old woman dying. Sheesh.

by Anonymousreply 4307/15/2012

The poor 49 year old widower.

I hope someone has given him Olivia, Joan, and/or Luise's phone numbers.

by Anonymousreply 4607/15/2012

Hey, I hope when I get to 95, I'll leave behind a 49 year old widower!

Good for her she had a companion in her old age.

by Anonymousreply 4707/15/2012

RIP, did good work for PCS, too.

by Anonymousreply 4807/15/2012

[quote]Followed by the most famous line in cinema.

"Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn"?

by Anonymousreply 4907/15/2012

I've told this on DL before but I'll tell it one more time in honor of Celeste's passing.

I worked with Kathy Bates after she made Dolores Claiborne and she said that Taylor Hackford wanted Celeste for the Judy Parfitt role (the elder rich lady). But Celeste was so impossible and demanding in their one and only meeting, he changed his mind.

Too bad. Celeste would have been great in that role and a whole new generation of moviegoers would be mourning her now.

by Anonymousreply 5007/15/2012

[quote]Followed by the most famous line in cinema.

This one?

by Anonymousreply 5107/15/2012

Can you imagine eating out a 95-year old woman's pussy? I wonder what a 95-year old pussy even looks like. OMG.

by Anonymousreply 5207/15/2012

Story in the NY Times last summer about her 49-year-old husband, estranged children, and her inability to pay $51,000 accumulated maintenance fees on her Central Park West co-op:

by Anonymousreply 5307/15/2012

..."I hate watching our last crop of stars from the golden age go away. As they go, so does class and talent."

From all reports, Holm's two sons and greandchildren as well as many former close friends would disagree with the class part of your sentence...especially after she met and married the 30/40-something man who took over the last 15 years of her life.

by Anonymousreply 5407/15/2012

R50, it's not too bad - it's good. Judy Parfitt was brilliant in that role. Thank goodness Holm as such a bitch that Hackford dropped the idea.

by Anonymousreply 5507/15/2012

You beat me to it r25. And thank you.

by Anonymousreply 5607/15/2012

Kanye West, Katy Perry, Adele, Lady Gaga and Ricky Martin will all join in a memorial "Farewell, Judy" recording when she dies, r57. There will be a moment of silence in every bar in the US. Several young people will attempt suicide, not wanting to live in a Parfitt-less world.

by Anonymousreply 5807/15/2012

So was Frank actually porking her, or what?

by Anonymousreply 5907/15/2012

Loved her arch bitchy voice over in A Letter to Three Wives.

by Anonymousreply 6007/15/2012

Her official website is great

by Anonymousreply 6107/15/2012

Dammit, since there's a widower her apartment isn't available.

by Anonymousreply 6207/15/2012

Didn't she just turn 95 yesterday? I thought I saw a thread about it.

by Anonymousreply 6307/15/2012

Her money flew into the hands of lawyers when her sons tried to get rid of her husband.

by Anonymousreply 6407/15/2012

Always liked her as an actress. She was great. RIP Celeste.

by Anonymousreply 6507/15/2012

Frank has an eye for the ladies and the men. He was well-serviced while attending to Celeste's spiritual needs and creature comforts.

by Anonymousreply 6607/15/2012

Fun fact: she created Mama Celeste pizza.

by Anonymousreply 6707/15/2012

R67, see R12.

by Anonymousreply 6807/15/2012

Is anyone from "All About Eve" left?

by Anonymousreply 6907/15/2012

Fun fact. I used to be her neighbor and attended the same church when she lived in BH. She was always very kind, charming, gracious and fun for the 10 or so years we knew each other.

That is all.

by Anonymousreply 7007/15/2012

Her son,Theodor Holm Nelson,is very smart and had a role creating the internet as we know it today. And his father,Ralph,directed both Sidney Poitier and Cliff Robertson in their Oscar winning performances.

by Anonymousreply 7107/15/2012

Wikipedia has been updated:

by Anonymousreply 7207/15/2012

I think she said that when she was Isabelle on LOVING they asked her to play it like Jane Wyman played Angela on Falcon Crest.

(Which I'm guessing meant constipated?)

Celeste said she'd rather cut open a vein.

But she was never Isabelle.

I think the best casting, after Susan Walters as Lorna, were the actors playing Cabot and Isabelle.

by Anonymousreply 7307/15/2012

Very odd coincidence. I watched "Letter to Three Wives" just last week, and loved it as usual. She ties the disparate parts of the whole thing together with only her voice and Mr. Mankiewicz's beautiful words. Could Kristen Stewart do that? Didn't think so.

Then thought I saw something about her birthday - on here - looked it up and saw the date was wrong, forgot about that but looked her up on the IMDb to refresh my quick recall skills. I'd forgotten so much of the TV work she did in the 70s 80s and 90s. And at 95, she even has two more projects yet to be released!

Honestly, I'd always heard she *was* kind of a bitch, despite people's defending her, but I think that informed all her best roles. Being arch and haughty never hurt Eve Arden or let's say Judy Parfitt, so why should that be used against her? Someone once said "Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman has to hang on to."

by Anonymousreply 7407/15/2012

Seems to be the end of an era - both Ernest Borgnine and Celeste Holm die at 95 within a week of each other.

by Anonymousreply 7507/15/2012

Someone once said "Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman has to hang on to."

yes, someone . . .

by Anonymousreply 7607/15/2012

Doesn't anyone remember Champagne for Caesar? That's the first time I really noticed her.

by Anonymousreply 7707/15/2012

That website banner has her winning the Oscar as Best Actress,r61. It was for supporting as we all know.

by Anonymousreply 7807/15/2012

[quote] Being arch and haughty never hurt Eve Arden or let's say Judy Parfitt, so why should that be used against her?

I don't know anything about Judy Parfitt, but I'm not aware of anyone ever saying that Eve Arden was a bitch in real life. Yet Celeste Holm had a pretty bad reputation for being horrible offscreen (quite apart from the characters she played).

Nice to hear from R70 that she was a nice person in his experience. Maybe that was the real Celeste Holm -- or maybe both versions are true.

Regardless, she was a wonderful actress & I always enjoyed everything she did.

by Anonymousreply 7907/15/2012

They are really thinning the old Hollywood crowd this month, aren't they?

FIrst it was Ernest Borgnine, and now it's Celeste Holm.

I'm still champ!

by Anonymousreply 8007/15/2012

She's still trending on Twitter. So beloved.

by Anonymousreply 8107/15/2012

I think that had Celeste played that role in Dolores Claiborner, it might have completely revitalized her career, it could have led to even more impressive character roles and she could have gone out like Jessica Tandy, at the top her profession.

Celeste was only in her early 70s when Dolores Claiborne was filmed.

by Anonymousreply 8207/15/2012

I think the person they cast did pretty well, R82.

by Anonymousreply 8307/15/2012

Yet how typical of Hollywood, that in order to cast a classy older female character role from New England, they had to go to England.

by Anonymousreply 8407/15/2012

I sing "Impossible" to myself from time to time. I try to keep it under my breath when I'm in public, though.

by Anonymousreply 8507/15/2012

Anybody got any Jane Wyman/Celeste Holm Falcon Crest stories?

by Anonymousreply 8607/15/2012

She played the title role in a musical version of I Remember Mama that opened and closed in Buffalo several years before the Richard Rodgers/Liv Ullman monstrosity. Anybody got a sound system tape?

by Anonymousreply 8707/15/2012

Celeste did a lot of TV work as well, not just movies and broadway. She even admitted she made two TV movies she never saw.

by Anonymousreply 8807/15/2012

She was Florence Harding in Backstairs at the White House

by Anonymousreply 8907/16/2012

I remember Celeste Holm as Aunt Polly in Tom Sawyer.

by Anonymousreply 9007/16/2012

She is marvelous in All About Eve and lovely in Cinderella. That is all I remember her for. But I liked her very much.

by Anonymousreply 9107/16/2012

I like the name "Celeste." I'm surprised more people don't name their daughters names with inherent music instead of the trendy shit they pick these days.

by Anonymousreply 9207/16/2012

Great actress in a great movie era. RIP

by Anonymousreply 9407/16/2012

There's a great clip of Celeste as the Mystery Guest on What's My Line? in the 1950s if only I could find it.....

by Anonymousreply 9507/16/2012

From Huffpost:

[quote]Celeste Holm died at the age of 95 Sunday, passing away at her New York home after suffering from dehydration caused by a fire in Robert De Niro's apartment in the same building.

WTF? Just mentioned in passing with no further details.

by Anonymousreply 9607/16/2012

[quote]Celeste Holm died at the age of 95 Sunday, passing away at her New York home after suffering from dehydration caused by a fire in Robert De Niro's apartment in the same building.

At least her heirs are left with the comfort of a nice lawsuit.

by Anonymousreply 9707/16/2012

Has Robert DeNiro made a statement? Has he been arrested?

Has Marty Scorsese made a statement?

by Anonymousreply 9807/16/2012

Guess Frank is back to cruising the nursing home for chicks.

by Anonymousreply 9907/16/2012

[quote]Celeste Holm died at the age of 95 Sunday, passing away at her New York home after suffering from dehydration caused by a fire in Robert De Niro's apartment in the same building.

So in essence, she became a piece of beef jerky.

by Anonymousreply 10007/16/2012

The fire was in De Niro's apt, but De Niro did not start the fire. Take a look at Celeste's "straight" husband. 'Nuff said.

by Anonymousreply 10107/16/2012

r102, there are no words.

by Anonymousreply 10307/16/2012

It'd starting to look like some intricate, Columbo-style case.

by Anonymousreply 10407/16/2012

Any news of fights between the gold-digging hubby and her kids regarding funeral, etc.?

by Anonymousreply 10507/17/2012

No funeral notices yet. Lots of death notices but they all say funeral arrangements are incomplete.

by Anonymousreply 10607/18/2012

Terry Gross replayed a 1990 interview yesterday. Celeste was very open in telling about the people she worked with. She liked most of them. She loved Frank Sinatra's singing but said he acted like a spoiled little boy -- wanted everything his way, now, or he would walk.

by Anonymousreply 10707/20/2012

R106, she's been dead for a week. I don't think dead bodies keep for very long. Are they storing her in a meat locker?

by Anonymousreply 10807/20/2012

Did she die in Aurora?

by Anonymousreply 10907/20/2012

She may already be buried but there doesn't seem to be any announcement of a memorial service. You would think the NY papers would be contacting her family.

by Anonymousreply 11007/20/2012

"Holm said that Wyman refused to talk to her when she was on the show."

Wasn't that because Jane had had just enough of Celeste's self-absorbed, Alzheimered ramblings during the play they did, Legends by James Kirkwood?

by Anonymousreply 11107/20/2012

The other day I heard NPR announce that they would rerun an interview Terry Gross had done with Holm some years ago. I thought, Jesus, is she going to talk about what a bitch Bette Davis was to her again? In the name of all that is good and holy, can we not be spared that, even beyond the grave. Fast forward forty minutes, when I turn the radio on again as I'm driving home, and what do I hear--that thin, ancient, high voice, saying, "And I say, which of us was the bitch?"

Hope you and Bette can sort it out together now, Celeste.

by Anonymousreply 11207/20/2012

A friend of mine met her 15 years ago at Kitty Carlisles apartment at 32 east 64th St. He did not know who she was when he asked her where the loo was. She looked at him and said "I am Celeste Holm" as if to say "How dare you ask ME that". He was so turned off by her arrogance he continued "That's great, Lady, but I really need to take a leak!" The room cracked up and she ultimately laughed. But inside you know she cursed him. The guy is a major Time Warner shareholder and a huge giver to the arts. Kitty was at the time head of the New York Arts council or something, originally appointed by the first Governor Cuomo

by Anonymousreply 11307/20/2012

To be fair, Celeste tried to blow off the Bette Davis question on Fresh Air, but Terry persisted and quoted Davis' book to get Holm to talk about Davis. She wasn't eager to talk about Davis.

by Anonymousreply 11407/20/2012

In the recent book about the movie, the author wrote that Holm was in a foul mood from the start, complaining about (then crying over) the location of her dressing room and, even before Davis arrived in San Francisco for her first scenes, loudly calling her the Queen Bee from Warners to the rest of the cast. Though Holm told Terry Gross that she was "very good friends" with Anne Baxter, the book said that she ridiculed Baxter for her "pretentions" (liking Christopher Fry, mentioning that Frank Lloyd Wright was her grandfather). It's funny that Baxter and Davis were the ones who became lifelong friends. Holm also told Gross that Davis talked to no one on the set and no one talked to her, but clearly she talked (and more) to Gary Merrill, who married her as soon as he could. I wonder if Holm was jealous of Davis -- as an actress and a woman. Almost ten years older than Holm and looking even older, Davis is still a lot sexier in the film. And, of course, she was the star, something Holm never managed to become.

by Anonymousreply 11507/20/2012

One year anniversary of this icons death.

by Anonymousreply 11608/27/2013

Again?

by Anonymousreply 11708/27/2013

Oh shit, manners @r116.

by Anonymousreply 11808/28/2013

Elderly cunt dead thirteen months. Is this an omen of some kind?

The old hag bitch trashed Queen Bette on a regular basis. Turns out she was probably the more vile bitch. It reminds me how Mercedes McCambridge would trash la Joan de Crawford while she was the cuntiest of cunts...ask her suicidal son.

by Anonymousreply 11908/28/2013

What happened to her young hubby?

by Anonymousreply 12008/28/2013

Miley Cyrus has a lot to answer for.

by Anonymousreply 12108/28/2013

To put the All About Eve situation in perspective, Bette Davis' career was in serious decline when she was tapped to replace Claudette Colbert as Margo.

She hadn't had a hit film in several years and her reputation for being temperamental and difficult was well-known (even if exaggerated).

Celeste Holm, on the other hand, was a recent Oscar winner (albeit for Supporting) for Gentlemen's Agreement and was a darling of the Broadway stage. She was at the height of her fame.

Okay, Bette was obviously the star of the show, but when they encountered each other on the first day of filming, the one-upmanship was not quite so clear cut.

by Anonymousreply 12208/28/2013

She was insane near thr end.

by Anonymousreply 12308/28/2013

I loved her in Beetlejuice!

by Anonymousreply 12408/28/2013

That was Sylvia Sidney, R124!

by Anonymousreply 12508/29/2013

Didn't Celeste sue Pedro Almodovar for using a clip from All About Eve in his All About My Mother without her permission?

by Anonymousreply 12608/29/2013

RIP

by Anonymousreply 12708/30/2013

Loved her in Cocoon!

by Anonymousreply 12809/02/2013

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by Anonymousreply 12909/02/2013

Loved her in the Hairy Ape or was that Peter Pan?

by Anonymousreply 13009/02/2013

Goddam Celestial Holm.

by Anonymousreply 13109/02/2013

Over a year ago!

by Anonymousreply 13209/08/2013

Loved her in GILFs.

by Anonymousreply 13309/08/2013

Loved her as granny in the The Beverly Hillbillies! RIP

by Anonymousreply 13409/08/2013

"High Society" Who wants to be a millionaire? I do!

by Anonymousreply 13509/08/2013

I just saw her on the street on Wednesday.. so sad!

by Anonymousreply 13609/08/2013

Didn't she play Grandma Death in Donnie Drako? RIP

by Anonymousreply 13709/09/2013

Wow.. on the same day as Phyllis Diller

by Anonymousreply 13811/05/2013

RIP Celeste

by Anonymousreply 13912/28/2013

She died again?

by Anonymousreply 14012/28/2013

I met her several times, she was best friends with Helen Hayes and would often come stay with her. I lived next door to Helen in Nyack, NY.

by Anonymousreply 14112/28/2013

Celeste Holm died in July of 2012 R142 as you know from being the person who bumped the thread.

by Anonymousreply 14302/16/2015

I'm afraid that Mitt Romney may win the up-coming presidential election. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 14402/16/2015

R142, Princess Diana also died today. Add her to your fucking list, slowpoke!!

by Anonymousreply 14502/16/2015

Poor dead things.

by Anonymousreply 14602/16/2015

When will the dying STOP? When will we be able to live again without FEAR?!?!?!

by Anonymousreply 14702/16/2015

Awwww........Louis Jourdan, Lesley Gore and now Celeste!

by Anonymousreply 14802/16/2015

But I'm here!

by Anonymousreply 14902/16/2015

Never liked Celeste much. I don't even remember who she played in Gentleman's Agreement (which she somehow managed to get an Oscar for).

by Anonymousreply 15002/16/2015

Oh shit. Manners.

by Anonymousreply 15102/17/2015
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