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