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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

Next star: Dolores Costello
Previous star: Frankie Laine

Biography

Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland (October 22, 1917 – December 15, 2013), known professionally as Joan Fontaine, was a British-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
  • 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

IN MEMORIAM: Playbill.com Remembers Those We Lost in 2013
Playbill Combined , 2013-12-30 20:14:00
Actors Julie Harris, Peter O'Toole, Joan Fontaine, Christopher Evan Welch, Jean Stapleton, Karen Black and Jane Connell, veteran press agent Shirley Herz, theatre pioneer Ruth Maleczech and producer Roy Miller were among those who left us in 2013. At year's end, Playbill remembers them and others who enriched our lives ...

IN MEMORIAM: Playbill.com Remembers Those We Lost in 2013
Playbill Combined , 2013-12-30 20:14:00
Actors Julie Harris, Peter O'Toole, Joan Fontaine, Christopher Evan Welch, Jean Stapleton, Karen Black and Jane Connell, veteran press agent Shirley Herz, theatre pioneer Ruth Maleczech and producer Roy Miller were among those who left us in 2013. At year's end, Playbill remembers them and others who enriched our lives ...

Hollywood movie star sisters' 90-year feud ends
Yahoo Entertainment, 2013-12-17 17:38:48
PARIS (AP) — Joan Fontaine's 1942 Oscar was so much more than a trophy. Competing head-to-head with her older, more famous sister — "Gone With the Wind" star Olivia de Havilland — it finally was proof the 24-year-old rising actress had exacted the ultimate revenge on her sibling in a ...

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