Monday, 16 December 2013

Joan Fontaine RIP

Another of the Hollywood greats has passed away. Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine died in her sleep at her home in California, aged 96. She is shown here playing opposite Cary Grant in Alfred Hitchcock's classic film Suspicion (1941). CLICK for the movie trailer on YouTube. Her real name was Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland, but she took the name Fontaine to distinguish herself from her sister Olivia de Havilland. They were born in Japan to British parents and moved to the USA as children. Their rivalry was legendary in Hollywood. In 1978 Joan told the Hollywood Reporter "I married first, won the Oscar before Olivia did, and if I die first, she'll undoubtedly be livid because I beat her to it" (CLICK).


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