On the Passing of Joan Fontaine
With a film career that spanned the 1930s to the 1960s, she'll best be remembered for a pair of extraordinary performances she gave under the direction of Alfred Hitchock. 1940's Rebecca brought her first Oscar nomination, and she would win the year later for her iconic turn in Suspicion.
In 1952 she appeared in the epic Ivanhoe, cast beside Robert Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor in the retelling of the Walter Scott tale. Her last credited appearance was the Hammer horror film The Witches.
Fontaine lived to the age of 96.
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