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Jul 15, 2012, 11:18 AM
Celeste Holm, winner of the best supporting actress Oscar for Gentleman's Agreement in 1947, died Sunday at her New York home, niece Amy Phillips confirmed. She was 95.
Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm dead at 95
"She passed peacefully in her home in her own bed with her husband and friends and family nearby," Phillips said.
Holm narrated the shorts Off To A Good Start and A Time Of Adventure (both 1993), Pathways To Learning and Off To School (both 1994), and Growing And Changing (1995). All five were co-produced by Michael Sporn Animation and UNICEF.
In 1963, she narrated the Fine Arts Productions, Inc. animated short Hailstones and Halibut Bones, based on Mary O'Neill's poems.
The Broadway stage and movie star was admitted to New York's Roosevelt Hospital a week ago. However, her husband took her to her Manhattan home on Friday, Phillips said.
Holm was also nominated for the best supporting actress Academy Award in 1949 for Come to the Stable and 1950 for All about Eve.
An only child, she was born in New York City on April 29, 1917.
She was married five times; the first three marriages ended in divorce. Her fourth marriage, to Wesley Addy in 1966, ended when he died in 1996.
Celeste Holm is survived by her husband since 2004, Frank Basile, and by two children from previous marriages. Her husband is 46 years her junior.
Funeral arrangements were not immediately available.
[Via CNN -- www.cnn.com/2012/07/15/showbiz/celeste-holm-obit/index.html]
(This post was edited by eminovitz on Jul 15, 2012, 12:55 PM)