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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Thursday, May 08, 2008


Joan Fontaine

JOAN FONTAINE (1917-2013), born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland, was a huge star in the early 40s; she worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

Rebecca (1940)Haven't you seen Rebecca (1940)? This was Hitchcock's only film that won the Best Picture Academy Award.

Watch this and then see these other four films.

Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) This is a classic tearjerker, with fine acting and a good story.
Jane Eyre (1944) Orson Welles also stars in this terrific version of the literary classic.
Suspicion (1941) Joan stars opposite Cary Grant in another Hitchcock thriller.
A Damsel in Distress (1937) One of Joan's earliest movies; Fred Astaire is the male lead.

*Contributed by: "Charles T." Date: Tues, Jan 15 2002 / 11:18:44 PST

Academy Awards®
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1940 Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role: REBECCA
1941 Won Best Actress in a Leading Role: SUSPICION
1943 Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role: THE CONSTANT NYMPH