R.I.P. Celeste Holm

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Wyliefan, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    At 95. I always liked her.

    TCM is going to be run off its feet with all the tribute days they're arranging lately, but hers is going to be a good one. They've got All about Eve, High Society, Gentleman's Agreement -- even A Letter to Three Wives, though she only did the voiceover. (Hey, it was an important voiceover!)
     
  2. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

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    Her Addie Ross stole the show in 'Letter to 3 Wives' IMHO.
    I also loved her in "Come to the Stable"
     
  3. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    Aww, that's sad.

    So many great performances -- I just watched High Society again last night and she was one of the things that made that movie.
     
  4. duane

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    It seems the stars of the past either die too young or they last for decades on end. Both Celeste Holm and Ernest Borgnine lived to 95...gives me hope at 50-something.
     
  5. Susan1

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    When I saw her name, the first thing I thought of was Cinderella - the original t.v. musical from the 60s! She was the Queen. Lesley Anne Warren was Cinderella. (Guess this could be on the "I'm old" thread!!)
     
  6. duane

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    "Impossible...for a plain yellow pumpkin to become a golden carriage..."

    Growing up, watching Cinderella was just as much a yearly treat as watching The Wizard of Oz.
     
  7. Sparks

    Sparks Well-Known Member

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    Ginger Rogers was the Queen.
    Celeste Holm was the Fairy Godmother.

    Sparks, who knows every word of TV's Cinderella. :)
     
  8. Quintuple

    Quintuple papillon d'amour

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    Aww, I always liked her too. Especially her DVD extras where she talks about battles with her fellow actresses.
     
  9. AxelAnnie

    AxelAnnie Well-Known Member

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    Ditto. I loved her in everything I saw her in. she seemed like duch a lady.

    BTW... I have the CINDERELLA. DVD... and love watching it... having lots of grandchildren I can generally find an excuse.
     
  10. skatesindreams

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  11. taf2002

    taf2002 flower lady

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    I remember that movie...guess I'm old too. But I didn't remember anyone in it other than Lesley Ann Warren. But I always liked her...last time I remember seeing her was as Ted Danson's mother in Three Men & a Baby.
     
  12. Aaron W

    Aaron W New Member

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    LOVE All About Eve. She was the last of the main cast still alive.
     
  13. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

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    Wow the last two weeks have certainly seen legends leave us. :(

    Loved everything I saw her in, but the last time I saw her was in the Touched By An Angel spin off Promised Land where she played the Grandmother of the Family. I remembered thinking back then how lucky the kids in that show were to be able to be in the same cast as that lady and to have her as a tutor of acting.

    What a wonderful tribute to his friend that Scott Feinberg wrote over at The Hollywood Reporter. Thanks for sharing that link w/us skatesindreams.

    May she rest in peace. :(
     
  14. AnnieBgood

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    The Tender Trap and High Society were my favorites of hers. Pus Promised Land. :) So lovely.

    "You see a pair of laughing eyes and suddenly you're sighing sighs...." I was singing that song, last week.
     
  15. skateboy

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    RIP, Ms. Holm.
     
  16. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Same here! RIP, Celeste.
     
  17. Susan1

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    O.k. I'm an idiot! I knew that - along with every word of every song. My friend Shauna and I used to watch it every year.

    Stuart Damon was the prince. Before he went on to soaps. Walter Pidgeon was the King.

    When I was in high school, that was our fall production one year. I wasn't in it, but I was in choir so I got to work backstage.

    Oh, and they had the same songs in the one with Brandy and Whoopi Goldberg in the 90s. Sang along with that one too.
     
  18. paskatefan

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    A few years ago, I came across the CD for this TV version of Cinderella. I was ecstatic to find it! "Ten Minutes Ago ..."

    Is there a CD/DVD recording of Julie Andrews in Cinderella (from the 1950's)?
     
  19. berthesghost

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    Wow, 5 husbands and doesn't get along with her kids. Good actress though.
     
  20. Susan1

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    Geez, how long ago did I post about this. Ever since, I can't get "why would a fellow want a girl like her? A girl who's merely luuuuuuvely" out of my head!!! :lol:

    I've even tried thinking of "The Sweetest Sounds" and "Do I Love You Because You're Wonderful" (or whatever the title of that technically is) but my brain keeps going back to the stepsisters!!! Ack.
     
  21. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    There is a CD -- I have it. I don't know about a DVD, though.
     
  22. skatesindreams

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    Well, I guess I don't feel quite so old now. I didn't even know there was a 1950's version. Julie Andrews back then would have made the perfect Cinderella though.
     
  24. skatesindreams

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    She was!
    It was a historic LIVE broadcast, also.
    There is a documentary about the production included, also.
     
  25. skatingfan5

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    I saw a broadcast of the 1950's version on PBS a couple of years ago and recorded it. Julie Andrews was quite wonderful as Cinderella.

    RIP, Celeste Holm. She lived a long life and had a long career with some very memorable performances.
     
  26. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

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    Just saw the "TCM Remembers" tribute to Ms. Holm - clips from "High Society", "The Tender Trap", "All About Eve" and what I believe was "Road House", starring Ida Lupino as a torch singer.

    I remember the color TV version of "Cinderalla" fondly as well, with Celeste and Lesley Ann Warren singing "Impossible". Classy, talented actress (and singer).