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Joan Fontaine

Joan Fontaine

British American actress
Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1917, in Tokyo, Japan, in what was known as the International Settlement, to British parents, Lilian Augusta (Ruse), a former actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor and patent attorney. Her paternal grandfather's family was from Guernsey in the Channel Islands.Wikipedia
BornOctober 22, 1917
HometownTokyo City
Net worth$40 million
Height5'4" (1.63m)
SpouseAlfred Wright Jr., Collier Young, William Dozier, Brian Aherne
ChildrenDeborah Dozier Potter
ParentsLillian Fontaine, Walter de Havilland
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Joan Fontaine, star of “Rebecca” and “Suspicion” dies aged 96

Joan Fontaine, one of the biggest Hollywood stars of the 1940s and 50s, has died in her sleep in Carmel, California. She was 96. She became a star via Alfred Hitchcock, the British director using her for his first American film, “Rebecca” alongside Laurence Olivier. In all she made 30 films, winning an Oscar for Hitchcock’s “Suspicion” with Cary Grant.

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1944Academy AwardActorThe Constant NymphNominated
1942Academy AwardActorSuspicion (1941 film)Winner
1941Academy AwardActorRebecca (1940 film)Nominated
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