Fast Facts

  • 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.

Awards

  • 1968, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Daytime Programming - Individuals: Nominee
  • 1979, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special: Nominee
  • 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

Relationships

  • Ralph Nelson — Ex-husband
  • Jean Holm — Mother
  • Wesley Addy — Husband (deceased)
  • A. Schuyler Dunning — Ex-husband
  • Daniel Dunning — Son
  • Theodor Holm — Father
  • Frank Basile — Husband
  • Ted Nelson — Son
  • Francis Davies — Ex-husband

College

  • Attended Lycée Victor Duruy, Paris, France; attended University of Paris, Paris, France; attended City University of New York, City College, New York, NY; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1934)

Details

  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Birthday: April 29, 1917, Taurus
  • Died: July 15, 2012
  • Profession: Actor
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