Joan Fontaine

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Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine (1943)
BornJoan de Beauvoir de Havilland
22 October 1917(1917-10-22)
Tokyo, Japan
Dee'd15 December 2013(2013-12-15) (aged 96)
Carmel-by-the-Sea, Californie, Unitit States
Cause o daith
Naitural causes
ResidenceCarmel-by-the-Sea, Californie
Ither namesJoan Burfield
Joan St. John
EddicationLos Gatos Heich School
American Schuil in Japan
Years active1935–1994
Hauf-marrae(s)Brian Aherne (m. 1939; div. 1945)
William Dozier (m. 1946; div. 1951)
Collier Young (m. 1952; div. 1961)
Alfred Wright, Jr. (m. 1964; div. 1969)
KinOlivia de Havilland (elder sister)

Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland (22 October 1917 − 15 December 2013), kent professionally as Joan Fontaine, wis a Breetish-American actress. Fontaine began her career on the stage in 1935 an signed a contract wi RKO Pictures that same year.

In 1941, she received an Academy Awaird nomination for Best Actress for her role in Rebecca, directit bi Alfred Hitchcock. The follaeing year, she wan the Academy Award for Best Actress for Hitchcock's Suspicion (1941), makin Fontaine the anly actor tae ever win an Academy Award in a film directit bi Hitchcock.[2] Fontaine an her elder sister Olivia de Havilland are the anly set o siblings tae hae wan lead actin Academy Awairds. Durin the 1940s tae the 1990s, Fontaine continued her career in roles on the stage an in radio, telly an film. She released her autobiography, No Bed of Roses, in 1978. Efter a career spannin ower fifty years, Fontaine made her last on-screen appearance in 1994.

Born in Japan tae Breetish parents, the sisters moved tae Californie in 1919. Fontaine lived in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Californie, whaur she ained a home, Villa Fontana. It wis thare that she died o naitural causes at the age o 96 in 2013.

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  1. Weatherford 2010, p. 302.
  2. Booker 2011, p. 134.