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Birthdate :April 29, 1917
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Celeste Holm Timeline
1937Has a son Theodor Holm "Ted" Nelson (b. May 1937) from her first husband Ralph Nelson. Ted is an innovator in the information technology industry. It was Nelson who coined the term "hypertext", in the early 1960s.
1946Has a son Daniel Dunning (b. November 1946) from her third husband A. Schuyler Dunning.
1947Returned to work six months after giving birth to her son Daniel in order to begin filming Gentleman's Agreement (1947).
1953Lives on Central Park West in Manhattan, New York City, in a co-op apartment she bought in 1953 for $10,000 cash.
1957In 1957, King Olav V of Norway made her Knight 1st Class of the Order of St. Olav for her help in saving one of Norway's national treasures, the schooner "Christian Radich."
1977Turned down the 1977 Broadway revival of "Oklahoma!" when she realized she was wanted for Aunt Eller not Ado Annie.
1981Has one grandson David Dunning (b. 1981); they have been estranged since 2007.
1991Received an honorary degree from Seton Hall University in May 1991.
1992Inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 1992
1999Met her fifth husband Frank Basile, 46 years her junior, at a fund-raiser in October 1999.
2002Was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2002.
2006In April 2006, Holm was presented with one of the first two Lifetime Achievement Awards ever awarded by the SunDeis Film Festival at Brandeis University. (Margaret O'Brien received the other.).
2011Confirmed that she no longer speaks to her sons following 5 years of litigation, which has resulted in Holm losing $2 million in lawyer's fees (2 July 2011).