Celeste Holm, the versatile actress who achieved fame on Broadway in the original production of Rodgers and Hammerstein‘s hit musical “Oklahoma!” in 1943 and five years later won an Oscar for best supporting actress, died today.
In a career of over 70 years, Holm did other Broadway shows such as “Bloomer Girl” and as the replacement for Gertrude Lawrence in “The King and I.” She made films like “Three Little Girls In Blue,” “The Snake Pit” and “All About Eve.”
Celeste Holm won an Academy Award for supporting actress in the 1947 film “Gentleman’s Agreement” and was nominated two other times. She also had frequent roles on television, including in the 1990s series ‘Promised Land.’
Holm died in her apartment on Central Park West in New York City.
- Celeste Holm – Actress Celeste Holm Dies At 95 (contactmusic.com)
- ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ Academy Award-winning actress Celeste Holm dies at 95, niece confirms – @CNN (cnn.com)
- Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm dies aged 95 (itv.com)
- Photos: ‘All About Eve’ Star Celeste Holm Dead at 95 (abcnews.go.com)
- Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm dies at 95 (cbsnews.com)
- Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm dies at 95 (miamiherald.com)
- Actress Celeste Holm dies at 95 (hollywood.com)
From Think Progress:
By Adam Peck on Jan 24, 2012 at 7:40 pmOklahoma State Sen. Ralph Shortey (R)
Oklahoma GOP State Senator Ralph Shortey is on a mission to finally put an end to his state’s allegedly rampant cannibalism problem. Alarmed after his own research, which consisted of reading a nameless report stating that companies have used stem cells in the production of food, Shortey introduced a bill that would prohibit the manufacturing and sale of food “which contains aborted human fetuses.”
There is a potential that there are companies that are using aborted human babies in their research and development of basically enhancing flavor for artificial flavors.
Shortey was unable to provide any specific examples of the problem he’s trying to curb, and admits that it’s possible there aren’t any human fetuses in Oklahoma’s food. “I don’t know if it is happening in Oklahoma, it may be, it may not be,” he said.
NPR suggests Shortey may have caught wind of a boycott waged against PepsiCo and others last year after they contracted with the San Diego research and development company Senomyx, which employed the use of stem cells in their research. But the cell line in question dates to the 1970s, and can be traced back to human embryonic kidney cells, a far cry from Shortey’s claim of human fetuses.
And there are people who believe this stuff! The wavin’ wheat may sure smell sweet in Oklahoma, but the politics stinks.
I have an article at OpEd News that I’d like everyone to take a look at. It is not irrational, but is based on recorded facts and is worth considering in our opposition to fracking for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale.
Here’s a quote:
How Fracking Causes Earthquakes
“According to geologists, it isn’t the fracking itself that is linked to earthquakes, but the re-injection of waste salt water (as much as 3 million gallons per well) deep into rock beds.
“Braxton County West Virginia (160 miles from Mineral) has experienced a rash of freak earthquakes (eight in 2010) since fracking operations started there several years ago. According to geologists fracking also caused an outbreak of thousands of minor earthquakes in Arkansas (as many as two dozen in a single day). It’s also linked to freak earthquakes in Texas, western New York, Oklahoma and Blackpool, England (which had never recorded an earthquake before)”
The author of the article is By Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall, a 63-year-old psychiatrist and author who is an American “refugee” living in New Zealand. She blogs at http://www.stuartbramhall.com.
Here in our area we have been soaked with long-running rains (although we are now in a two or three day dry period) and our rivers and streams are high and running with strong currents. I took my dogs for a walk today down by the Potomac and they didn’t have to go very far down the boat launch ramp to get their feet in the water.
- Joplin, Missouri to Get Hit with More Tornadoes Today? (planetsave.com)
- Possible tornado reported in Oklahoma (cnn.com)
- Severe weather threatens south central Plains, Joplin – CNN International (news.google.com)
- More Tornadoes Headed for Joplin as Death Toll Hits Record (abcnews.go.com)
- Joplin, Missouri, Tornado Deadliest on Record (abcnews.go.com)
- Breaking: Tornadoes Hitting Oklahoma City (minx.cc)
- Tornado Ally (writingsluts.wordpress.com)
- Oklahoma weather (cowboytoursofokla.com)
- The Concord Stormchaser searches for more tornadoes after Joplin tragedy (boston.com)
Then again, I’ve never thought much of Inhofe.
Or, for that matter, Republicans in general.