Dec 16 2013
07:52 am
By: CE Petro  shortURL

Another great actress has died, Joan Fontaine.

The Oscar-winning actor 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 on Sunday. She was 96.

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

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Recently saw her in "Letter

Recently saw her in "Letter from an Unknown Woman."

"Letter from an Unknown Woman" is a 1948 film directed by Max Ophüls. It was based on the novella of the same name by Stefan Zweig. The film stars Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians and Marcel Journet.

In 1992, Letter from an Unknown Woman was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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I had seen Fontaine in both

I had seen Fontaine in both Hitchcock movies she was in. I did skip Jane Eyre although I heard she was superb.

Since I love old movies, and spent a lot of time watching old movies when I was younger, I may have seen "Letter of an Unknown Woman" and not remember it. I'll definitely check it out.

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