The Actors' Fund of America and The Episcopal Actors' Guild will honor one of their own on Oct. 28. Celeste Holm, a Trustee and member of The Actors' Fund's Executive Committee and a member of the Advisory Board for The Episcopal Actors' Guild, will be feted during a starry event at The 3 West Club.
A member of the original cast of Oklahoma! — Holm played the girl "Who Cain't Say No," Ado Annie — the veteran actress will be honored for both her career and her dedication to her peers in the entertainment industry. The evening will include an interview with the performer conducted by Pia Lindstrom.
"An Evening to Honor Celeste Holm" will be held at The 3 West Club, which is located in Manhattan at 3 West 51st Street. The cocktail reception begins at 6 PM, followed by a 7 PM dinner and the 8:30 PM gala tribute. Tickets are priced at $150 and are available by calling (212) 221-7300, ext. 129.
Celeste Holm's Broadway credentials are numerous. She made her debut in 1938 in the play Gloriana and followed that production with roles in The Time of Your Life, Another Sun, The Return of the Vagabond, Eight O'Clock Tuesday, My Fair Ladies, Papa Is All, All the Comforts of Home, The Damask Cheek, Oklahoma!, Bloomer Girl, Affairs of State, The King and I, Anna Christie, His and Hers, Interlock, Third Best Sport, Invitation to a March, Mame, Candida, Habeas Corpus, The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall and I Hate Hamlet. Holm's screen credits are equally impressive; the actress received an Academy Award for her performance in "Gentleman's Agreement" and Oscar nominations for her work in "Come to the Stable" and "All About Eve."
—By Andrew Gans