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Joan Fontaine

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Fontaine in 1943

Source: Wikipedia

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 Highlands, California, U.S.
  • Resting place: Cremated
  • Residence: Carmel Highlands, 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 (sister)

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

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Variety, 2017-09-15 20:24:30
Olivia de Havilland admits that she called her sister, actress Joan Fontaine, a “dragon lady.” But in court filings submitted on Friday, she swears up and down that she never — and would never — call her a bitch. The distinction is one of the key issues in the 101-year-old ...

Row halts Joan Fontaine's Oscar sale
BBC Entertainment, 2014-12-12 12:46:44
Actress Joan Fontaine's estate will not sell her best actress Oscar as planned because they say the Academy Awards organisers threatened to sue them.

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.

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