PAGEANT-MANIA

R.I.P. Joan Fontaine

View previous topic View next topic Go down

R.I.P. Joan Fontaine

Post  scotty2hotty on Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:52 am

Joan Fontaine, the coolly beautiful 1940s actress who won an Oscar for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's “Suspicion” and who became almost as well-known for her lifelong feud with her famous older sister, Olivia de Havilland, has died. She was 96.
Fontaine died Sunday of natural causes at her home in Carmel, said her assistant, Susan Pfeiffer.
In addition to winning an Academy Award as best actress for “Suspicion,” Fontaine was also nominated as best actress for her role in Hitchcock's “Rebecca” (1940) and, three years later, for Edmund Goulding's “The Constant Nymph.”

Her Oscar-winning performance as the threatened wife in “Suspicion,” opposite Cary Grant, was bestowed in 1941, the same year that De Havilland was nominated for “Hold Back the Dawn.” 
In all, Fontaine had three Oscar nominations and one win; De Havilland had five nominations and two wins. De Havilland, partly because of her role as Melanie Hamilton in 1939's classic “Gone With the Wind,” would be the one with the more enduring film legacy.


http://www.latimes.com/obituaries/la-et-mn-joan-fontaine-actress-who-won-oscar-for-suspicion-dies-at-96-20131215,0,3131740.story#ixzz2nbfDraez
avatar
scotty2hotty
GLOBAL MODERATOR
GLOBAL MODERATOR

Number of posts : 7356
Age : 45
Location : Tennessee, USA
Favourite Pageant : Miss Universe
Favourite Miss : Jennifer Hawkins, Marlene Schmidt, Rolene Strauss, Iris Mittenaere
Registration date : 2009-05-08
Male

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum