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Joan Fontaine Dead: Oscar-Winning Hitchcock Actress Dies at 96

Joan Fontaine Dead: Oscar-Winning Hitchcock Actress Dies at 96

Joan Fontaine has died at the age of 96, according to THR.

The actress is best known for her roles in Alfred Hitchcock films Rebecca and Suspicion, which garnered her an Oscar for best actress.

Joan also starred in The Constant Nymph (1943), Jane Eyre (1944), September Affair (1950), Ivanhoe (1952), and Island in the Sun (1957).

She made her final credited appearance in the 1994 TV film Good King Wenceslas.

Besides from acting, Joan was a licensed pilot, an interior decorator, and a chef, who was married and divorced four times.

We send out our condolences to Joan‘s friends and family during this difficult time.

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  • carly

    Wow, first Peter O’Toole and now Joan Fontaine – sad. She was a great actress, and the younger sister of Olivia de Havilland, who played Melanie in “Gone With the Wind.” Olivia, at 97, is still around, but there are so few Hollywood legends left; what a shame.

  • Sayer

    Her sister, Olivia De Haviland will be next. They lived very long lives, those two.

  • Thoughts

    I bet Olivia’s happy, they never got along. Karma’s funny.

  • Katherine


    I wonder who is next. These things always happen in 3s.

  • wow

    Olivia will be happy she outlived her. They had one of the biggest feuds in Hollywood history.

  • Lou

    That’s so sad! First Peter O’Toole, now Joan..

  • Drats

    That’s right. Olivia De Havilland is one of the few actors who were in Gone with the Wind who is still alive.

  • Diana

    So sad…What is happening with all these deaths?