Last week Hollywood lost Oscar winnerat the age of 95. Now, has died at the same age. Celeste's niece Amy Phillips said, "She passed peacefully in her home, in her own bed with her husband, friends and family nearby." Celeste debuted on Broadway at the age of 19 and had great success there, as well as in the movies and later on in television. She was signed to a contract by Fox in 1946 and it didn't take long for her to hit the big time. She was cast in Gentleman's Agreement with , and John Garfield. The movie won the Best Picture Oscar and Celeste took home the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. She was nominated again two years later for Come to the Stable, a movie which she appeared in with Loretta Young. Fox began casting her in anything they could and Celeste balked at some of the scripts. Fox suspended her but brought her back for 1950's All About Eve. It was a good thing they did as it was another huge hit. Celeste acted with and Anne Baxter and bagged another Oscar nomination.
Abruptly, she bought out her contract with Fox, left Hollywood and moved to New York. She appeared in many more Broadway productions as well as starring on the small screen. In 1954 she had her own show on television, Honestly Celeste. She appeared in many tv series in guest starring roles and in made for tv movies. She just completed a role in Driving Me Crazy which is scheduled to be released this year and also in College Debt which is slated for a 2013 release. Celeste was also very active in a number of charities.
There are not too many true stars from Hollywood's golden age left. Celeste Holm was certainly one of them.