Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm dies at 95

8:25 AM, Jul 17, 2012   |    comments
Actress Celeste Holm arrives at the premiere of 'The Women', September 04, 2008 in Westwood, California. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK -- Celeste Holm, the versatile actress who soared to Broadway fame in Oklahoma! and won an Oscar for her portrayal of a lonely secretary in Gentleman's Agreement, has died. She was 95.

Amy Phillips, a great-niece, says Holm died early Sunday at her New York City apartment.

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."

She won the Academy Award in 1947 for best supporting actress for her performance in Gentleman's Agreement, and received Oscar nominations for Come to the Stable in 1949 and All About Eve the next year.

(Associated Press)

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