The world of entertainment lost one of the greats recently when the versatile actress Celeste Holm passed away at the age of 95 in her apartment in Manhattan.
Holm’s career spanned a number of decades and she appeared on the silver screen, on the stage, and on television. She won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the film Gentleman’s Agreement in 1947.
Subsequently she appeared on numerous different television shows including Cheers, Dr. Kildare, Falcon Crest, Fantasy Island, and Archie Bunker’s Place.
Holm had two sons with whom she had been involved in a legal struggle for several years prior to her passing. The legal expenses are said to have consumed virtually all of the resources that would have comprised her estate.
The acrimony between Holm and her sons appears to have started when she married a fellow named Frank Basile, who is 44 years younger than his deceased wife. This marriage took place in 2004, and Holm started undergoing treatment for memory loss two years before the nuptials.
This case raises some interesting questions and of course we have no way of knowing with certainty what type of relationship Holm had with her sons before there was any question about her cognitive abilities.
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