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  Joan Fontaine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She was born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland in Tokyo, Japan, the younger daughter of Walter de Havilland, and the former Lilian Augusta Ruse, a British actress known by her stage name of Lilian Fontaine, who married in 1914.
Fontaine's father, Walter, was a British patent attorney with a practice in Japan.
Joan was a sickly child and had developed anemia following a combined attack of the measles and a streptococcic infection.
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 Feuding Sisters: Olivia de Havilland & Joan Fontaine
While Joan started to work her way up the ranks of RKO, playing smaller roles to Katherine Hepburn and Joan Crawford, Olivia was signed with Warner's, playing high profile roles in Robin Hood and in several Bette Davis films.
Joan received the nod for Suspicion, her second film with Alfred Hitchcock directing her, while Olivia was recognized for Hold Back the Dawn.
Joan actually didn't plan on attending the ceremony, stating that she had to be up early the next morning, however, older sister, Olivia twisted her arm, stating, "You have to be there.
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 Joan Fontaine at Classic Actresses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Joan Fontaine was born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1917, in Tokyo, Japan.
Joan and her sister, Olivia de Havilland, both decided to pursue acting careers.
In 1940 Joan costarred with Laurence Oliver in Rebecca and was nominated for an Academy Award.
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 Joan Fontaine at Classic Movie Stars
Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland was born on October 22, 1917 in Tokyo, Japan.
In this film, Fontaine plays a shy ladies companion, staying in Monte Carlo with her stuffy employer when she meets the wealthy Maxim de Winter.
When they tell Fontaine's employer she pretends she is happy when they are both present, but when Max leaves she tells Fontaine that Max does not really love her and that he is just marrying her to get over Rebecca, his first wife killed in a tragic boating accident.
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 Honorary Academy Awards Nomination : Joan Fontaine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Miss Fontaine deserves an Honorary Academy Award for her performances in "The Constant Nymph" for which she was nominated but did not win and for her sterling performance in "Letter From An Unknown Woman" for which she should have been nominated but was overlooked that year.
Joan is not only one of the most talented actresses in the world, she is one of the most gracious.
Joan Fontaine should receive the honourary academy award for the simple reason that she is a brilliant actress and appeared in films which are now regarded as masterpieces.
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 Joan Fontaine Movies on TCM in November - Specialty Channels
Joan’s first stage name was Joan Burfield so she wouldn’t compete with her sister’s use of the family name that Olivia was using.
Joan continued to act in movies and in 1940 she was nominated for an Academy Award for the movie Rebecca.
Joan is writing in her spare time and you might still catch Joan on stage and in the lecture circuit.
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 Amazon.com: Rebecca (1940) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Joan Fontaine gives a breathtaking performance, convincing us she really is crippled with feelings of inadequacy, despite being a flawless beauty.
Joan Fontaine did a superb job as a shy, simple, innocent person who is in love with Max, but fears living in Manderley, the home of de Winters.
Joan Fontaine felt that she should have won the award, she lost to Ginger Rogers, though she won the next year for "Suspicion".
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 Classic TV & Movie Hits - Joan Fontaine
Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland in Tokyo, Japan, the daughter of Walter de Havilland, a British patent attorney with a practice in Japan and Lillian (Ruse) de Havilland.
Because Olivia was using the family name, Joan used the name Joan Burfield, but later took the name Fontaine from her stepfather and became known as Joan Fontaine.
Joan Fontaine with Cary Grant in SuspicionShe went on to continued success during the 1940s in which she excelled in romantic melodramas.
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 Joan Crawford Encyclopedia: F
Joan Crawford, on the other hand, had the democratic touch, knowing every grip and electrician by name...My particular remembrance is of Joan in a gold lame halter top and slit evening skirt.
Joan kept a ball of yarn tucked in her midfriff as she knitted away between setups.
Joan's imagination was on the dramatic side...and she obviously was an inspired conversationalist.
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 MTV.com - Movies - Joan Fontaine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland, Joan Fontaine began her acting career in her late teens with various West Coast stage companies under the name Joan Burfield.
The daughter of '40s actress Lilian Fontaine, she returned to the screen as Joan Fontaine after two more years of stage work, although appearing primarily in B-movies.
Fontaine received Best Actress Oscar nominations for her work in the director's Rebecca (1940) and The Constant Nymph (1943), and won an Oscar for her performance in Hitchcock's Suspicion (1941).
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 Joan Fontaine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland (aka Joan Fontaine) was born on October 22, 1917 in Tokyo, Japan in what was known as the International Settlement.
Her father was a British patent attorney with a lucrative practice in Japan, but due to Joan and her older sister's (Olivia de Havilland) recurring ailments the family moved to California with the hopes of improving their health.
Joan Fontaine has been a licensed pilot, a champion ballonist, an expert rider, a prize-winning tuna fisherman, and a hole-in-one golfer, a Cordon Bleu chef and is also a licensed interior decorator.
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 Joan Fontaine --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Joan Fontaine was born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on Oct. …
British airplane designer and manufacturer Geoffrey De Havilland was born in Buckinghamshire on July 27, 1882, and was the uncle of actresses Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland.
The name Joan (probably derived from Johannes, or John) for the legendary pontiff was not finally adopted until the 14th century.
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 Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine was a movie star of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s.
For all the time they were stars, and all the time since, Fontaine and her sister have been at odds, over perceived slights to their husbands, snide comments reported in the media, or memories of Joan having to wear Olivia's hand-me-downs in adolescence.
Fontaine was married and divorced four times, and she has said that her mother, Lillian de Havilland, was the best friend she ever had.
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 Dancer History Archives by StreetSwing.com - Joan Fontaine - Main Page
Joan was an actress not a dancer, however she would have roles that required her to dance, such as appearing opposite Fred Astaire in 'A Damsel in Distress'.
Joan was the daughter of actress Lillian Fontaine and sister to Olivia de Haviland.
Joan took her stage name from her stepfather, 'George Fontaine' in order to not ride on her sister's coat tails.
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 Honorary Academy Awards Nomination : Joan Fontaine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I most certainly agree that Joan Fontaine deserves a honorary Academy Award for her many superlative performances such as those in "Rebecca", "Ivy", "Letter from an Unknow Woman", "Jane Eyre", "The Affairs of Susan" to name a few.
Miss Fontaine deserves an Honorary Oscar for her sterling performance in "The Constant Nymph" for which she was nominated but did not win and for her outstanding portrayal of Lisa in "Letter From An Unknown Woman" for which she shold have been nominated but was overlooked that year.
Joan Fontaine, fabulous actress, is due an Honorary Oscar.
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 Joan Fontaine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As Joan Barfield, she appeared with various West Coast stage companies and in 1935 made her screen debut under that name in a minor role, supporting Joan Crawford in MGM's NO MORE LADIES.
She then returned to the stage and it wasn't until 1937 that she began appearing regularly in films, mostly RKO B pictures, with the exception of A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS, in which she partnered with Fred Astaire, and GUNGA DIN, in which she was Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.'s love interest.
Fontaine subsequently starred in numerous films, at first as innocent, refined heroines and later as sophisticated, sometimes bitchy and scheming, worldly women.
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 joan fontaine | biography (born 1917)
A delicately beautiful blonde leading lady, born to British parents in the Orient, Joan Fontaine is the younger sister of Olivia de Havilland (who she has supposedly many feuds with).
Although often cast as a shy English rose type, Fontaine managed to occasionally vary the formula with more spirited roles in films like The Affairs of Susan (1945) and parts as schemers in Ivy (1947) and Born to Be Bad (1950).
Fontaine was married to actor Brian Aherne from 1939 to 1945, producer William Dozier from 1949 to 1951, producer Collier Young from 1952 to 1961 and journalist Alfred Wright Jr.
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 It is possible that Joan Fontaine has enjoyed reading N-touch Magazine . Joan Fontaine considered N-touch Magazine to ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is possible that Joan Fontaine has enjoyed reading N-touch Magazine.
Joan Fontaine considered N-touch Magazine to be something new with innovating ideas.
Compared to Joan Fontaine everything is likely to appear as something bad.
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 Suspicion (1941) starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In her second role for Hitchcock, Fontaine starts off dowdy - a little too dowdy for Grant to be chasing her for anything other than her money, frankly - then blossoms as she opens herself up to her attractive new husband.
Fontaine is one of those 1940s actresses that I usually don't like - from the Celia Johnson school of icy reserve - but here she is convincing as the young wife unsure as to whether her husband really is evil or her own middle-class prejudices are clouding her opinion of him.
He can be seen posting a letter at the village postbox while Fontaine is finding out that her husband has just been sacked from his job.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Joan Fontaine
Fontaine, Joan, born in 1917, American motion picture actress, whose cool, delicate beauty helped her to stardom in the 1940s.
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 Amazon.ca: The Witches (Widescreen): DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This film was a pet project of Joan Fontaine, based on a novel by Peter Curtis.
Fontaine stars as teacher Gwen Mayfield, who is in charge of a missionary school in Africa.
It's interesting to see Fontaine at work--she lacks the bombast of, say, a Bette Davis or Joan Crawford.
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 Suspicion (1941)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
from Madison, WI "Suspicion" is a classically Hitchcockian film, with Joan Fontaine as a woman who marries a charming scoundrel, played by Cary Grant, who she begins to think might kill for money.
Parts of the film, such as Grant's "courting" techniques, seem rather dated, but the tension builds well, and my interest was held throughout.
This seemed to me to be a lesser film than the best of Hitchcock's output during the 40's, such as the earlier "Rebecca" (also with Fontaine) and the later "Notorious", but anyone who enjoys Hitchcock's films in general will likely enjoy this one as well.
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 Joan Fontaine
When a beautiful socialite has her apartment rent go up due to the repeal of the city’s rent control laws, she takes her cause to City Hall.
This solid and impressive biography of Sam Houston reveals a slice of American History that is rarely investigated, the presidency of Andrew Jackson, the US government's treatment of the Cherokee tribe, and the annexation of Texas.
Young Jim Stanton is a conscientious surgeon, but spends too many off-duty hours pursuing his passion for aviation to suit his stuffy father.
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 Joan Fontaine - Best Actress: MovieActors.com
Joan Fontaine was a shy girl who quickly marries and then suspects that her husband may be a murderer.
Her real name was Joan de Havilland, sister of Olivia and "Fontaine" was her mother's maiden name.
Fontaine in VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA (1961)
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 Joan Fontaine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 Joan Fontaine Current Month TV Schedule
Starring James Mason, Joan Fontaine, Dorothy Dandridge, Joan Collins, Michael Rennie, Diana Wynyard, Harry Belafonte, Stephen Boyd, Patricia Owens, John Williams.
Starring Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce, Dame May Whitty, Isabel Jeans, Heather Angel, Reginald Sheffield, Leo G Carroll, Constance Worth.
Starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, Mary Boland, Joan Fontaine, Lucile Watson, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main, Butterfly McQueen.
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 Joan Fontaine: Elegant Star of the Classic Era   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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