Celeste Holm

I was lucky enough to catch “The Tender Trap” this morning, and as usual was in awe of Celeste Holm. She is so beautiful, poised, and classic.

Here is some information about Celeste, in case you don’t know much about her.

–She turned down the 1977 Broadway revival of “Oklahoma!” when she realized she was wanted for Aunt Eller not Ado Annie.

–She couldn’t stand Bette Davis and was quoted as saying, “Bette Davis was so rude, so constantly rude. . . . Why I walked onto the set about the first or second day and said ‘Good morning,’ and do you know her reply? She said, ‘Oh shit, good manners.’ I never spoke to her again–ever.” This was while they were working on “All About Eve” together.

–She was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 1992.

–Celeste was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

–Celeste has been married 5 times, the most recent to Frank Basile in 2004.

–Celeste preferred theatre and only returned to Hollywood after deciding to do musicals.

Hope you are having a great weekend friends!


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  1. I knew she looked familiar when I saw the photos! That’s right, she was in All About Eve. I had no idea she disliked Bette so much, but I remember there was always a little bit of awkward tension between their characters. I wonder if that’s where it came from. Great post!

  2. Well, that surely WAS rude of Ms. Bette! Celeste Holm has always been a favorite of mine and while not beautiful in the “Hollywood” way, she’s gorgeous nevertheless. Thanks for featuring such a wonderful actress.

  3. Wow, Celeste is GORGEOUS! I apologize, but I have not heard of her before your blog post. I’m going to have to check her out more.

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