Death of Joan Fontaine

October 22, 1917 - December 15, 2013
Carmel, California | Age 96

Oscar-winner for 'Suspicion' dies
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BOB THOMAS, The Associated Press

CARMEL, California (AP) — Academy Award-winning actress Joan Fontaine, who found stardom playing naive wives in Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion" and "Rebecca" and also was featured in films by Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang and Nicholas Ray, died Sunday. She was 96.

Fontaine, the sister of fellow Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, died in her sleep in her Carmel, California, home Sunday morning, said longtime friend Noel Beutel. Fontaine had been fading in...

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