Oscar Winner Celeste Holm Died at 95

Oscar winner Celeste Holm died at 95 Oscar winner Celeste Holm died at 95.Celeste Holm had been hospitalized about two weeks ago with dehydration
after a fire in actor Robert De Niro’s apartment in the same Manhattan building.

 She had asked her husband on Friday to bring her home, and she spent her final days with her husband, Frank Basile, and other relatives and close friends by her side, said Amy Phillips, a great-niece of Holm's who answered the phone at Holm's apartment

Holm was a versatile, bright-eyed blonde who soared to Broadway fame in "Oklahoma!". Her last years were filled with financial difficulty and estrangement from her sons.

 Holm died around 3:30 a.m. at her longtime apartment on Central Park West, Phillips said. In a career that spanned more than half a century, Holm played everyone from Ado Annie — the girl who just can't say no in "Oklahoma!"— to a worldly theatrical agent in the 1991 comedy "I Hate Hamlet" to guest star turns on TV shows such as "Fantasy Island" and "Love Boat II" to Bette Davis” best friend in “All About Eve.” Celeste won the Academy Award in 1947 for best supporting actress for her performance in "Gentlemen's Agreement" and received Oscar nominations for "Come to the Stable" (1949) and "All About Eve" (1950). In person, she wasn't afraid to speak her mind.

 Asked about the current state of Hollywood,Celeste Holm said, "I think we seem to be in the middle of a suicide on the part of the motion picture industry. I don't think the motion picture people realize the influence they have and they are making such nonsense!"

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