Joan Fontaine dies at age 96

December 16th, 2013 | by Annie
Joan Fontaine dies at age 96

Joan FontaineA Hollywood legend died today in her Carmel,California home at the spry age of 96.

Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1917 in Tokyo, Japan the daughter of an attorney. Joan was also the younger sister of screen actress Olivia de Havilland. During their careers the two sisters won an Academy Award each.

Fontaine won an Academy Award for her role in the Alfred Hitchcock film “Suspicion”.

Married four times, Fontaine is survived by her daughters Debbie and Martita, grandchildren, and sister Olivia.

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