Sunday, July 15, 2012
Big Screen in the Sky
One of Hollywood's most regal actresses has passed away today. Celeste Holm is probably best remembered as the best friend of Broadway diva Margot Channing in All About Eve (1950), but Holm had a long and memorable career starring in the original stage production of Oklahoma! before going to Hollywood to earn an Oscar in Gentleman's Agreement (1947) and roles in classics like The Tender Trap (1955) and High Society (1956). She transitioned to television with appearances throughout the '50's and '60's including a stint on her own show, Honestly Celeste! (1954). Through it all, Holm was the personification of class—when Holm greeted Bette Davis for the first time on the set of All About Eve with "Good Morning," Davis said, "Oh shit. Good manners." Film Gab bids a fond farewell to one heck of a lady.