Gregory Peck and Celeste Holm in "Gentleman's Agreement." She won the Academy Award in 1947 for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.
Celeste Holm was smitten by the theater as a 3-year-old when her grandmother took her to see ballerina Anna Pavlova. She studied ballet for 10 years.
After a critical triumph in 1943 as man-crazy Ado Annie Carnes in the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical "Oklahoma!" Holm moved west to pursue a film career. But she found Hollywood "too artificial" and several years later moved back to New York.