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Joan Fontaine

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Joan Fontaine

British American actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1917.

Countries: United States (71%), United Kingdom (13%), California (6%)

Main connections: Brian Aherne, Academy Award for Best Actress, Olivia de Havilland

Linked to: Los Gatos High School, Sports Illustrated, University of Cambridge, University of Tokyo

 

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Joan Fontaine was born in 1917 add something


1928

Anne Parrish - She repeated on the annual bestsellers list again in 1928 with "All Kneeling", that was made into the 1950 film "Born to Be Bad", starring Joan Fontaine and Robert Ryan


1930

She and her elder sister Olivia de Havilland are two of the last surviving leading ladies from Hollywood of the 1930s add something


1935

Fontaine made her stage debut in the West Coast production of "Call It a Day" in 1935 and was soon signed to an RKO contract add something

 

There she attended the American School in Japan where she graduated in 1935 add something


1937

P. G. Wodehouse - Wodehouse wrote the screenplay for the musical film "A Damsel in Distress" released in 1937, starring Fred Astaire, George Burns, Gracie Allen, and Joan Fontaine, with music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin


1939

She continued appearing in small parts in about a dozen films, including "The Women" but failed to make a strong impression and her contract was not renewed when it expired in 1939, the same year she married her first husband, British actor Brian Aherne add something

 

Brian Aherne - Between 1939 and 1945, Aherne was married to actress Joan Fontaine, which ended in divorce


1940

During the 1940s, Fontaine excelled in romantic melodramas add something

 

In 1940, the film was released to glowing reviews and Fontaine was nominated for an Academy award for Best Actress add something

 

She appeared in numerous radio shows during the 1940s for the Lux Radio Theatre add something


1941

Waterloo Bridge (1940 film) - "Waterloo Bridge" was dramatized as a half-hour radio play on two broadcasts of "The Screen Guild Theater", the first on January 12, 1941 with Brian Aherne and Joan Fontaine and the second on September 9, 1946 with Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor


 

Both de Havilland and Fontaine were nominated for an Academy award for Best Actress in 1942 add something

 

Gary Cooper - Gary Cooper and Joan Fontaine holding their Oscars at an Academy Awards after party in 1942.


1943

She became an American citizen in April 1943 add something


1946

De Havilland went on to win Best Actress Oscars in 1946 and 1949 add something


1948

Collier Young - Young was married to actress and director Ida Lupino from 1948 to 1951, and to actress Joan Fontaine from 1952 to 1961; both marriages ended in divorce


1950

Her film successes slowed a little during the 1950s and she began appearing in television and on the stage add something

 

Joseph Cotten - Cotten's career cooled in the 1950s with a string of less high-profile roles in films such as the dark Civil War "Two Flags West" , the Joan Fontaine romance "September Affair" , and the Marilyn Monroe vehicle "Niagara" , after James Mason turned down the role


1951

Rita Hayworth - In 1951, while still married to Hayworth, Khan was spotted dancing with the actress Joan Fontaine in the nightclub where he and his wife had met


1953

Marcel Dalio - Dalio appeared in two movies in 1953, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" starring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe and "Flight to Tangiers" starring Joan Fontaine


1954

She won good reviews for her role on Broadway in 1954 as Laura in "Tea and Sympathy", opposite Anthony Perkins add something

 

Torben Meyer - Meyer appeared in the Bob Hope comedy "Casanova's Big Night" which starred Joan Fontaine and John Carradine in 1954, his fourth Bob Hope movie


1956

Eduard Franz - In 1956, he guest starred with Joan Fontaine in the episode "The De Santre Story" of the NBC anthology series, "The Joseph Cotten Show"


1957

Harry Belafonte - In 1957's "Island in the Sun," there are hints of an affair between Belafonte's character and the character played by Joan Fontaine


1960

During the 1960s, Fontaine continued her stage appearances in several productions, among them "Private Lives", "Cactus Flower" and an Austrian production of "The Lion in Winter" add something


 

She continued appearing in film and television roles throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and was nominated for an Emmy award for the soap opera, "Ryan's Hope" in 1980 add something


1972

Joanna Barnes - On December 19, 1972, Barnes appeared on "The Merv Griffin Show" with Joan Fontaine, Zsa_Zsa_Gabor, and Dan Martino founder of the Dan Martino School for Men


1975

Higham has stated that this was the near final straw for what would become a lifelong feud, but the sisters did not completely stop speaking until 1975 add something


1978

Fontaine's autobiography, "No Bed of Roses", was published in 1978 add something


1979

In a 1979 interview, Fontaine says the reason she stopped speaking with her sister was because de Havilland wanted their mother, ill with cancer, operated on at the age of 88 add something


1982

In 1982, she was head of the jury at the 32nd Berlin International Film Festival add something


1994

After a career spanning over 50 years, Fontaine made her last on-screen appearance in 1994 add something

 

Fontaine last film role was in the 1994 television film "Good King Wenceslas" add something


1996

In 1996, "The New York Post" reported that Fontaine was estranged from her birth daughter, Deborah add something


2011

" Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2011 add something


2013

It was there that she died of natural causes at the age of 96 in 2013 add something


Joan Fontaine died in 2013 add something

 

On December 15, 2013, Fontaine died in her sleep of natural causes at the age of 96 in her Carmel home add something

 

Olivia de Havilland - The sisterly feud lasted until the death of Joan Fontaine in December 2013, even then, Joan Fontaine was determined to have the last word: