Celeste Holm

Celeste Holm shot to fame as the flirtatious Ado Annie in the original 1943 Broadway production of Oklahoma! Her transition to film netted her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1948 for her work in Gentleman's Agreement as razor-sharp fashion editor Anne Dettrey (the lady who would have landed Gregory Peck in a just world). In All About Eve she played Bette Davis' best friend, the unwitting conduit between Anne Baxter's treacherous Eve and Davis' Margo. Holm, Davis, Baxter and Thelma Ritter all earned Oscar nominations in the actress categories for the film--still an Oscar record.

Broadway continued to...

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