Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Celeste Holm

Celeste Holm's obituary was on-line and in the Newspapers yesterday. she lived and worked until she was 95. A major talent she excelled in every part she played--motion pictures, theatre, television, clubs. Loved her work in All About Eve and Gentlemen's Agreement. I saw hr act at the Palmer House in Chicago some years ago. At the finish she left the room and slid down the bannister that led to the front of the Hotel. I waited a few minutes 'til she was out of sight then tried it. I guess you could call her a role model for performers.

She was the original Ado Annie in Oklahoma. Heard that she was offered the part of Aunt Ella in a revival and turned it down saying she could still out do anyone as Ado Annie. Don't know if the story was true but I bet she could.



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