Hollywood came calling soon thereafter, with Holm landing her breakout movie role in 1947 playing a lovelorn fashion editor in Gentleman's Agreement -- and she walked away with the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was nominated for the same honor three years later for her superb turn in All About Eve. With her star rising, she returned to Broadway and began a lengthy career on the small screen.
Holm continued to appear in a smattering of films, including The Tender Trap (1955), High Society (1956) and Bachelor Flat (1962), and in 1987, she played Ted Danson's mother in the smash hit Three Men and a Baby. She died July 15, 2012, at the age of 95.
Writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's sharp script anchors this story about New York City theater life, with Bette Davis playing an aging Broadway diva who employs a starstruck fan (Anne Baxter) as her assistant, only to learn the woman is a conniving upstart. The now-classic All About Eve won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Mankiewicz), Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (George Sanders).