Joan Fontaine

Actress Joan Fontaine

Full Name: Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland
Profession: Actress

United States of America
United Kingdom

Biography: 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
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra

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); divorce in 1945
  • 1946-05-02 "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine (28) weds producer and actor William Dozier (38); divorce in 1951

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