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.

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

Relationships

  • Walter Augustus de Havilland — Father
  • Lillian Fontaine — Mother
  • William Dozier — Ex-husband
  • Olivia de Havilland — Sister
  • Deborah Dozier — Daughter
  • Brian Aherne — Ex-husband
  • George M. Fontaine — Stepfather
  • Collier Young — Ex-husband
  • Martita Pareja Calderon — Daughter
  • Alfred Wright Jr. — Ex-husband

Details

  • Birth Name: Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland
  • Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan
  • Birthday: October 22, 1917, Libra
  • Died: December 15, 2013
  • Profession: Actor
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