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Monday, December 16, 2013

Remembering Joan Fontaine 1917 - 2013

Actress Joan Fontaine, who died Sunday at age 96, received an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Alfred Hitchock's 1941 film, Suspicion.  She was also nominated for an Oscar for Rebecca (1940) and The Constant Nymph (1943), and she and her older sister, Olivia de Havilland, are the only set of siblings to have won lead acting Academy Awards.

Below you can enjoy some of Ms. Fontaine's many film and television appearances.

Rebecca (1940)

Suspicion (1941)

The Constant Nymph (1943)

Jane Eyre (1943)

Born to Be Bad (1950)

She appeared as the Mystery Guest on the game show, What's My Line?, on January 17, 1954, and December 13, 1973.

A 1966 commercial for Bufferin.

The game show, Password, on March 20, 1967.

A 1979 interview, in which she explains why she stopped speaking to her sister and discusses the film, Suspicion.

She received a 1980 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Cameo Appearance for her five-episode arc on the soap opera, Ryan's Hope.


joel65913 said...

Wonderful tribute Marc. I've always been more Team Olivia but this was fascinating. Especially enjoyed the interview clips and the Password segment but everything was interesting, thanks for the effort!

Marc said...

Glad you liked my tribute, Joel! And I would consider myself more Team Olivia as well.