Celeste Holm and How Stella Got Her Groove Back

As a fan of old movies, I often try to find reasons to quote Bette Davis’ line in All About Eve – “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.”  Eve was my hero, but I felt the pain of her friend, Karen – played by Celeste Holm – who inadvertently betrayed her best friend and then was betrayed herself.  Celeste Holm later played Aunt Polly in an old favorite –  Tom Sawyer – with a young Jodie Foster playing Becky Thatcher.

I thought  Celeste Holm was dead.  Imagine my surprise to find she is embroiled in her own version of How Stella Got Her Groove Back - with her own bumpy ride.

Ms. Holm (hard for me to call her Celeste) is 94 and married to Frank, the wannabe opera singer and full-time caregiver, 48.  Of course, money is the issue; her sons are suing, but most of the money has gone to the lawyers, and everyone is unhappy and not talking to each other.

Celeste Holm and husband

She still looks like a movie star, and no one has yet written her life story.

Read the Article:  Love and Inheritance

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