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Sun, 10:05 pm: Actress Joan Fontaine dies

December 15, 2013
The Associated Press , Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com

CARMEL, Calif. (AP) - Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine has died at the age of 96.

Longtime friend Noel Beutel says she died in her sleep in her Carmel home this morning.

Fontaine won an Academy Award as a naive wife in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller "Suspicion" and also starred in Hitchcock's "Rebecca." Her other films included "The Women," "Jane Eyre" and "Born to be Bad."

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This April 1945 file photo shows actress Joan Fontaine wearing a gown. The Oscar-winning actress has died at the age of 96. Longtime friend Noel Beutel says she died in her sleep in her Carmel home today.

Fontaine was the sister of fellow actress Olivia de Havilland.

 
 

 

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