Was the first to portray Ado Annie in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! in its original stage production in 1943.
Made her screen debut in the 1946 musical Three Little Girls in Blue.
Winner of the 1968 Sarah Siddons Award for excellence in Chicago theater. The award was presented by the Sarah Siddons Society, a non-profit organization inspired by the fictitious society in Holm's 1950 film All About Eve.
Was knighted by King Olav of Norway in 1979.
Appeared alongside then-husband Wesley Addy on the ABC soap opera Loving.
1948, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
1947, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Winner
1949, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
1950, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
1979, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special: Nominee
Wesley Addy — Husband (deceased)
Frank Basile — Husband
A. Schuyler Dunning — Ex-husband
Ralph Nelson — Ex-husband
Ted Nelson — Son
Francis Davies — Ex-husband
Jean Holm — Mother
Daniel Dunning — Son
Theodor Holm — Father
Attended Lycée Victor Duruy, Paris, France; attended University of Paris, Paris, France; attended City University of New York, City College, New York, New York, United States; University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States (1934)