Celeste Holm died at the age of 95 Sunday, passing away at her New York home after suffering from dehydration caused by a fire in Robert De Niro's apartment in the same building. She leaves behind an impressive legacy that spans film, television and theater.
The actress is perhaps best known in the film world for her Oscar and Golden Globe-winning turn in "Gentleman's Agreement," a 1947 movie which also starred Gregory Peck and Dorothy McGuire and was directed by Elia Kazan. In the film, Holm plays fashion editor Anne Dettrey, who befriends Peck's Philip Green, a widowed journalist.
As a French nun in 1949's "Come to the Stable," Holm starred alongside Loretta Young. Both actresses were nominated for Academy Awards (Best Actress for Young and Best Supporting Actress for Holm).
The late star received her final Oscar nomination for her role in "All About Eve," a 1950 picture which also featured Bette Davis, Anne Baxter and George Saunders. Holm plays the best friend to Broadway's marquee star (Davis) and the wife to a playwright (Hugh Marlowe).
Acting alongside Frank Sinatra in "The Tender Trap" (1955) and "High Society" (1956), Holm continued to solidify her standing as one of tinseltown's most reliable supporting actresses. The latter film also starred Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly.
Soon after filming a few Hollywood productions, however, it was reported Holm decided she much preferred theater to the silver screen ("I made two movies I've never even seen," she once told a reporter). And though she continued to act in movies, the stage continued to be her true passion. Later in life, she primarily acted in TV roles, appearing on "Third Watch," "Touched by an Angel" and "Promised Land." It appears her final film roles were in "Driving Me Crazy" and "College Debts."
Of the movies in which Celeste Holm appears, Netflix offers "This Girl for Hire" and "Murder by the Book" for instant viewing.