Joan Fontaine

Actress Joan Fontaine Full Name: Joan Fontaine [Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland]
Nationality: British-American

Profession: Actress
Why Famous: Received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role in "Rebecca", directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The following year, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Hitchcock's "Suspicion" (1941), making her the only actor to ever win an Academy Award in a film directed by Hitchcock

Born: October 22, 1917
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Died: December 15, 2013 (aged 96)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

Married Life

  • 1939-08-20 "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine (21) weds actor Brian Aherne (37)
  • 1946-05-02 "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine (28) weds producer and actor William Dozier (38)

Historical Events in the Life of Joan Fontaine

  • 1940-03-27 "Rebecca" based on the book by Daphne du Maurier, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1941)
  • 1942-03-02 14th Academy Awards: "How Green was My Valley", Gary Cooper & Joan Fontaine win

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