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Fontaine, Joan, 1917-2013


  • [Joan Fontaine (1917-2013) was a British American actress.]
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    • us: De Beauvoir de Havilland, Joan, 1917-2013
    • us: Beauvoir de Havilland, Joan de, 1917-2013
    • us: De Havilland, Joan, 1917-2013
    • us: Havilland, Joan de, 1917-2013
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19171022
    • Death Date

        20131215
    • Birth Place

        Tokyo (Japan)
    • Death Place

        Carmel (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        United States
    • Gender

        female
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    • Occupation

        (itoamc) Actor
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    • Sources

      • found: Higham, C. Sisters, the lives of Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine, 1984: CIP t.p. (Joan Fontaine)
      • found: LC data base, 10/14/83 (hdg.: Fontaine, Joan, 1917- )
      • found: Halliwell's Filmgoer's comp., 1988 (Fontaine, Joan; AKA Joan de Havilland)
      • found: NUCMC data from Boston Univ., Dept. of Spec. Coll. for Joan Fontaine collection, 1929-1997 (Joan Fontaine; b. Joan De Beauvoir de Havilland in Japan; came to U.S. in 1919; naturalized citizen; actress, lecturer, and author)
      • found: IMDb, July 27, 2005 (Joan Fontaine; b. Oct. 22, 1917, Tokyo, Japan; sometimes credited as Joan Burfield; birth name: Joan De Beauvoir De Havilland)
      • found: Wikipedia, via WWW, Oct. 17, 2012 (Joan Fontaine; Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland; b. Oct. 22, 1917 in Tokyo, Japan; spouses: Brian Aherne (m.1939-1945; divorced), William Dozier (m.1946-1951), Collier Young (m.1952-1961), Alfred Wright, Jr. (m.1964-1969); sister of Olivia de Havilland; British American actress)
      • found: New York times (online), viewed Dec. 16, 2013 (in obituary published Dec. 15: Joan Fontaine; b. Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland, Oct. 22, 1917, Tokyo, to British parents; moved with her mother to Saratoga, Calif., 1919; moved back to Japan at age 15; returned to the U.S. in 1934 and soon moved to Los Angeles to pursue a film career; took the surname of her stepfather, George M. Fontaine, as her stage name; also briefly used the name Joan Burfield, inspired by a Los Angeles street sign [no publications in LC database]; d. Sunday [Dec. 15, 2013], Carmel, Calif., aged 96; patrician blond actress who rose to stardom as a haunted second wife in the Alfred Hitchcock film Rebecca in 1940 and won an Academy Award for her portrayal of a terrified newlywed in Hitchcock's Suspicion; also appeared on stage and television)
    • General Notes

      • [Joan Fontaine (1917-2013) was a British American actress.]
    • Change Notes

      • 1983-10-17: new
      • 2013-12-17: revised
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