Stage and screen star Celeste Holm will be honored by New York's National Arts Club on June 23. Holm will receive the Governor's Award for Art Patronage for her work with Arts Horizons, a nonprofit group which exposes New Jersey and New York students, grades 8-12, to the arts. Speakers extolling Holm's virtues will include New York State Senator Roy Goodman and Kitty Carlisle Hart. The ceremony is not open to the public. Holm made her name as the original Ado Annie in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!. She subsequently appeared in several films, winning an Oscar for Gentleman's Agreement (1947). Her most recent Broadway appearance was in Paul Rudnick's I Hate Hamlet.
--By Robert Simonson