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Legend Actress Joan Fontaine Dies Harry Harris/AP

Actress Joan Fontaine Dies

Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine, the 1940s star of Suspicion and Rebecca, died Sunday at age 96. A friend said Fontaine died “peacefully,” in her sleep. Fontaine was the sister of actress Olivia de Havilland, and the pair’s longstanding feud was the stuff of Hollywood legend. Both were nominated for Oscars in 1941, but Fontaine took home the statue for Suspicion, one of three Academy Award nominations for the actress. Fontaine acted well into her seventies, until her final role in a Family Channel film Good King Wenceslas in 1994. Fontaine married and divorced four times, and had one daughter.

December 16, 2013 6:43 AM