HOLM--Celeste. The Actors Fund mourns the passing of Celeste Holm. Celeste Holm played a leading role in the life of The Actors Fund and we will miss her. As a Trustee and National Board of Advisors member, she helped strengthen our governance. And, as chair of the committee overseeing the nursing home and assisted living care facility, she helped create the best possible quality of life for our residents. We applaud her commitment to making the world a better place, especially her dedication to all of our colleagues in the performing arts community. Our condolences to Frank Basile, her widower, and Celeste's sons, Ted Nelson and Dan Dunning and their families. Brian Stokes Mitchell Chairman of the Board Joseph Benincasa President and CEO

Published in The New York Times on July 17, 2012