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Celeste Holm

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TOM SAWYER

During the 1960s, Holm made two forgettable comedies: BACHELOR FLAT (1961) in which she played mother to Tuesday Weld, and DOCTOR, YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING (1967) to which she managed to contribute some humor and genuinely touching pathos as Sandra Dee's showbiz-obsessed mother.  She finally returned to the big screen in triumph however, as Aunt Polly in the 1973 musical TOM SAWYER.  Starring Johnny Whitaker in the title role and a 10-year-old Jodie Foster as Becky Thatcher, TOM SAWYER as a whole did not impress critics or audiences, but Holm received rave reviews for her contribution.

THREE MEN AND A BABY

After two more film appearances in the 1970s, Holm returned to the big screen once again in 1987 for a small role in the smash comedy THREE MEN AND A BABY.  The story of three bachelors who become instant fathers when they discover a baby on their doorstep, the film stars Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson.  Holm plays Danson's mother (the baby's grandmother) and has one scene in which she comes over to visit and give some grandmotherly advice.  It's not a standout role, but Holm makes it worthy of her talent.

STILL BREATHING

Holm's most recent film appearance was 1998's STILL BREATHING, a mystical romance starring Brendan Fraser and Joanna Going about two completely different personalities brought together from different parts of the country by a vision.  The film has some script problems but ends up being better than it should be, and Holm contributes her fair share to the picture's success as Fraser's tuba-playing grandmother who helps remind Going that fate happens. 

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