Joan Fontaine

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  • Birth Name: Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland
  • Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/22/1917, Libra
  • Date of Death: 12/15/2013
  • Profession: Actor
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Joan Fontaine Fast Facts:
  • Made her screen debut in 1935's No More Ladies billed as Joan Burfield; has also used the name Joan St. John.
  • She and Olivia de Havilland were the first sisters to win Oscars and the first ones to be Oscar-nominated in the same year, 1941 (Joan won for Suspicion and Olivia was nominated for Hold Back the Dawn).
  • Costarred with her mother in Ivy (1947) and The Bigamist (1953).
  • Autobiography No Bed of Roses was published in 1978.
  • Was vice-president of the Episcopal Actors' Guild of America.
  • Had a hole-in-one at both California's Cypress Point and Carmel Valley Golf Clubs.
  • Was a licensed interior decorator and a licensed pilot.
  • Was a recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award.
  • Joan Fontaine Relationships:
  • William Dozier - Ex-husband
  • Lillian Fontaine - Mother
  • Brian Aherne - Ex-husband
  • Alfred Wright Jr. - Ex-husband
  • Walter Augustus de Havilland - Father
  • George M. Fontaine - Stepfather
  • Collier Young - Ex-husband
  • Martita Pareja Calderon - Daughter
  • Olivia de Havilland - Sister
  • Deborah Dozier - Daughter
  • Joan Fontaine Awards:
  • 1940 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1941 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1943 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee

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