Academy Award Winner Celeste Holm Celebrates Her 85th Birthday with a Tribute Screening of ''Gentleman's Agreement'' Including Guest Panelists

NEW YORK--()--April 26, 2004--At 7:30 p.m. on April 29 at The Town Hall, Arts Horizons and MODA Entertainment will present screening of a 35mm print of the 1947 Academy Award winning film "Gentleman's Agreement" starring Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield and Celeste Holm. The gala evening is in honor of Celeste Holm's 85th birthday celebration. All proceeds for the evening benefit ARTS HORIZONS. The film won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Celeste Holm). The evening's special guest speakers include Cecelia Peck, daughter of Gregory Peck, Julie Garfield, daughter of John Garfield, Kitty Carlisle Hart, wife of screenwriter Moss Hart and Celeste Holm.

Tickets are $25 & $40 available at the Town Hall box office 123 West 43rd Street 212-840-2824, and through TicketMaster 212-307-4100.

A private reception will follow at Sardi's for press and VIP guests. Please call 212-873-3324 for more information on Celeste Holm and the event.

About Celeste Holm

Celeste Holm was an only child, born into a home where her mother was a painter and her father worked in insurance. She would study acting at the University of Chicago and make her stage debut in 1936. Her Broadway debut came when she was 19. She appeared in many successful plays including "The Women", "Oklahoma!" and "Bloomer Girl". It was in the production of "Oklahoma!" that Celeste would sing the show stopper "I Cain't Say No". She was signed by 20th Century Fox in 1946 and appeared in her first film 'Three Little Girls in Blue'. With her third film 'Gentlemen's Agreement (1947)', she would win the Supporting Actress Oscar and a Golden Globe. Celeste would be nominated twice more for Academy Awards in the 'Come to the Stable (1949)' and 'All About Eve (1950)'. But Celeste was a star who loved the stage so she left Hollywood, only to return for two MGM musicals in the fifties. They were 'The Tender Trap (1955)' and 'High Society (1956). In addition to her stage career, Celeste appeared on Television in her own series "Honestly Celeste (1954)" and as a panelist on "Who Pays? (1959)". In 1970, Celeste returned to series Television as the chaperone to the president's daughter on "Nancy". For the next two decades, she would appear on Television in regular series, mini series and movies. For more info on Celeste Holm call 212-873-3324.

About Arts Horizons

Arts Horizons, under the board leadership of Celeste Holm, is an arts education non-profit that reaches more than 300,000 tri-state children, teachers and parents annually with its creative and instructional programs that feature music, dance, theatre, creative writing and the visual arts. Over the past twenty-five years, artists from Broadway, Lincoln Center and all over the world have reached over seven million students, teachers and parents through school assembly performances, artist-in-residence programs and workshops. Special projects include Creative Alternatives for Youth at-Risk (CAYR), a safe-haven after-school program for underserved children, and the Artist Teacher Institute (ATI), a summer immersion program for teachers and artists. For further information on Arts Horizons, visit www.artshorizons.org or call 1-888-522-ARTS

About MODA Entertainment

MODA Entertainment, Inc. is a full service multimedia entertainment company involved in development, production, packaging, financing, merchandising and licensing in all media. MODA presented and produced the highly successful 50th Anniversary Celebration of HIGH NOON in 2002, the 60th Anniversary Celebration of CASABLANCA in 2003 and the 50th Anniversary of SHANE at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. For more information on MODA Entertainment visit www.modaentertainment.com or call 212-873-3324.

Contacts

MODA Entertainment, Inc.
Kate Horgan, 212-873-3324
khorgan@modaentertainment.com

Contacts

MODA Entertainment, Inc.
Kate Horgan, 212-873-3324
khorgan@modaentertainment.com