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  • Category: Motion pictures
  • Star rank: 328
  • Address:
    1677 Vine St
  • Position: 3 tiles from the curb, facing south
  • GPS location:
    34.101103, -118.326823

Joan Fontaine

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Previous star: Frankie Laine

Biography

Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland (October 22, 1917 – December 15, 2013), known professionally as Joan Fontaine, was an English-American actress. Fontaine began her career on the stage in 1935 and signed a contract with RKO Pictures that same year.

Fact file

  • Born: Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland October 22, 1917 Tokyo, Japan
  • Died: December 15, 2013 (aged 96) Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States
  • Cause of death: Natural causes
  • Resting place: Cremated
  • Residence: Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
  • Other names: Joan Burfield Joan St. John
  • Citizenship: British American
  • Education: Los Gatos High School American School in Japan
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1935–1994
  • Spouse(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)
  • Children: 2 daughters
  • Relatives: Olivia de Havilland (elder sister)

Read more about Joan Fontaine at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Sale of Joan Fontaine's house to aid animal group
Yahoo Entertainment, 2014-10-20 13:56:38
CARMEL, Calif. (AP) — More property from the late Academy Award-winning actress Joan Fontaine will benefit an animal welfare organization.

Actress Joan Fontaine's property to be auctioned
Yahoo Entertainment, 2014-10-14 14:25:47
NEW YORK (AP) — Items from the California home of Academy Award-winning actress Joan Fontaine will be auctioned in New York between November and January.

Michael Feinstein is keeping the standards alive
LA Times Entertainme, 2014-05-31 16:00:00
Michael Feinstein dishes on his conducting gig with the Pasadena Pops, composing for musicals, his foundation and getting heckled by peacocks and Joan Fontaine.Michael Feinstein dishes on his conducting gig with the Pasadena Pops, composing for musicals, his foundation and getting heckled by peacocks and Joan Fontaine.

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