Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland
October 22, 1917
|Died||December 15, 2013 (aged 96)|
|Known for||Oscar-winning actress for "Suspicion" (1941)|
|Height||1.6 m (5 ft 3 in)|
(m. 1939-1945, divorced)
(m. 1946-1951, divorced; 1 child)
(m. 1952-1961, divorced)
Alfred Wright, Jr.
(m. 1964-1969, divorced)
|Children||Deborah Leslie Dozier|
November 5, 1948
|Parent(s)||Walter Augustus de Havilland|
Lillian Augusta Ruse
|Relatives||Olivia de Havilland (sister)|
Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland (October 22, 1917 – December 15, 2013), known professionally as Joan Fontaine, was a British-American actress and singer. She and her older sister Olivia de Havilland were two of the last surviving leading ladies from Hollywood of the 1930s.
Fontaine is the only actress to have won an Academy Award for a performance in a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Suspicion (1941).
Fontaine was born in Tokyo to British parents. She became an American citizen in 1943. She has divorced four times. She has one child from her second marriage.
She died on December 15, 2013 at her Carmel-by-the-Sea, California home from natural causes, aged 96.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Booker, M. Keith (2011). Historical Dictionary of American Cinema. Scarecrow Press. p. 134. ISBN 0-8108-7192-0.
- ↑ Legendary actress Joan Fontaine dies at 96
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Joan Fontaine at Wikimedia Commons