Joan Fontaine

Portrait Joan FontaineActress - USA
Born October 22, 1917 in Tokyo
Died December 15, 2013 in Carmel, California, USA

Mini-Biography:
Joan Fontaine was born on October 22, 1917 in Tokyo. She was an American Actress, known for A Damsel in Distress (1937), From this day forward (1946), Beyond any reasonable doubt (1956), Joan Fontaine's first movie on record is from 1935. Joan Fontaine died on December 15, 2013 in Carmel, California, USA. Her last motion picture on file dates from 1996.
Biographical Notes in German: eigentlich Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland, Schwester, geboren in Tokyo, zogen ihre Eltern mit ihrer älteren Schwester, der der Schauspielerin Olivia de Havilland, 1919 nach Kalifornien. Ihrer Theaterkarriere begann 1935, im gleichen Jahr unterzeichnete sie einen Filmvertrag mit RKO Pictures.
1941 wurde sie als beste Schauspielerin in Hitchcock's Rebecca für den Oscar erhielt, 1942 erhielt sie dann die Auszeichnung für ihre Hauptrolle in Suspicion, ebenfalls von Alfred Hitchcock. Zu ihren grossen Rollen in den Vierziger Jahren zählen weiters The Constant Nymph (1943),Jane Eyre (1944), Ivy (1947), und Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948).
Nach 1950 wurden ihre Erfolge spärlicher, Ivanhoe (1952), Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) oder Tender Is the Night (1962) wären noch zu nennen. The Witches im Jahre 1966 war Joan Fontaine's letzte Filmrolle, die aber bis 1994 noch TV-Rollen spielte.
Joan Fontaine's Autobiiographie, No Bed of Roses, erschien 1978
Am 15. Dezember 2013 starb die Schauspielerin in ihrem Haus im kalifornischen Carmel. [lhg 2013]

Joan Fontaine Filmography [Auszug]
1996: [] The Devil's own (The Witches) (Cast: Gwen Mayfield), Directed by Cyril Frankel, with Kay Walsh, Alec McCowen,
1986: [] Crossings (Cast: Alexandra Markham), Directed by Karen Arthur, with Horst Buchholz, Christopher Plummer,
1962: [02.19] Tender is the night (Cast: Baby Warren), Directed by Henry King, with Jennifer Jones, Jason Robards,
1961: [/ /1] Voyage to the bottom of the Sea (Cast: Dr. Susan Hiller), Directed by Irwin Allen, with Michael Ansara, Frankie Avalon, Barbara Eden,
1958: [07.31] A Certain Smile (Cast: Françoise Ferrand), Directed by Jean Negulesco, with Rossano Brazzi, Bradford Dillman,
1957: [10.08] Until they sail (Cast: Anne Leslie), Directed by Robert Wise, with , Paul Newman,
1957: [/ /1] Island in the sun (Cast: Mavis Norman), Directed by Robert Rossen, with Harry Belafonte, Joan Collins, Dorothy Dandridge,
1956: [10.26] The De Santre Story (Cast: Adrienne), with Joseph Cotten, Mabel Taliaferro, Robert Cornthwaite,
1956: [] Beyond any reasonable doubt (Beyond a reasonable doubt) (Cast: Susan Spencer), Directed by Fritz Lang, with Dana Andrews, Sidney Blackmer,
1956: [] Serenade (Cast: Kendall Hale), Directed by Anthony Mann, with Licia Albanese, Lilian Molieri, Silvio Minciotti,
1954: [/ /1] Casanova's big night (Cast: Francesca Bruni), Directed by Norman Z. McLeod, with Bob Hope, Audrey Malton, Vincent Price,
1953: [] The Bigamist (Cast: Eve Graham), Directed by Ida Lupino, with Ida Lupino, Edmond O'Brien,
1953: [02.20] Ivanhoe (Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe) (Cast: Lady Rowena), Directed by Richard Thorpe, with Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor,
1953: [..] Decameron Nights (Cast: Fiametta/Bartolomea/Ginevra/Isabella),
1953: [..] Flight to Tangier (Cast: Susan Lane),
1952: [/ /1] Something to live for (Cast: Jenny Carey), Directed by George Stevens, with Richard Derr, Douglas Dick, Ray Milland,
1951: [/ /1] Othello (Cast: Page (/xx/)), Directed by Orson Welles, with Nicholas Bruce, Michael Laurence, Orson Welles,
1951: [..] Darling, How Could You! (Cast: Alice Grey),
1951: [03.16] The Light That Failed (Cast: Hostess ), Directed by Marc Daniels, with Richard Basehart, Susan Harrison, Eric Berry,
1950: [/ /1] Born to be bad (Bed of Roses) (Cast: Christabel Caine Carey), Directed by Nicholas Ray, with Virginia Farmer, Mel Ferrer, Bess Flowers,
1950: [] September affair (Cast: Manina Stuart), with Françoise Rosay,
1948: [/ /1] Kiss the blood off my hands (Per te ho ucciso) (Cast: Jane Wharton), Directed by Norman Foster, with Burt Lancaster, Robert Newton,
1948: [] The Emperor Waltz (Cast: Johanna Augusta Franziska), Directed by Billy Wilder, with Bing Crosby,
1948: [..] You Gotta Stay Happy (Cast: Dee Dee Dillwood), Directed by H.C. Potter, with James Stewart, Eddie Albert,
1948: [04.28] Letter from an unknown woman (Cast: Lisa Berndle), Directed by Max Ophüls, with Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians,
1947: [/ /1] Ivy (Cast: Ivy Lexton), Directed by Sam Wood, with Patric Knowles, Herbert Marshall,
1946: [/ /1] From this day forward (Cast: Susan Cummings), Directed by John Berry, with Wally Brown, Rosemary DeCamp, Harry Morgan,
1945: [..] The Affairs of Susan (Cast: Susan Darell),
1944: [/ /1] Frenchman's Creek (Cast: Lady Donna St. Columb), Directed by Mitchell Leisen, with Nigel Bruce, Arturo de Córdova, Basil Rathbone,
1943: [/ /1] Jane Eyre (Cast: Jane Eyre), Directed by Robert Stevenson, with Orson Welles, Margaret O'Brien, Peggy Ann Garner,
1943: [/ /1] The constant nymph (Cast: Tessa Sanger), Directed by Edmund Goulding, with Charles Boyer, Peter Lorre,
1942: [05.12] This Above All (Cast: Prudence Cathaway ), Directed by Anatole Litvak, with Tyrone Power, Thomas Mitchell,
1941: [] Suspicion (Cast: Lina McLaidlaw), Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, with Cary Grant, Heather Angel,
1940: [] Rebecca (Cast: The second Mrs. de Winter), Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, with Judith Anderson, Nigel Bruce,
1939: [////1] The women (Cast: Mrs. John Day (Peggy)), Directed by George Cukor, with Mary Anderson, Norma Shearer,
1939: [/ /1] Gunga Din (Cast: Emmy), Directed by George Stevens, with Abner Biberman, Victor McLaglen,
1939: [..] Man of Conquest (Cast: Eliza Allen),
1938: [12.29] The Duke of West Point (Cast: Ann Porter), Directed by Alfred E. Green, with Louis Hayward, Tom Brown,
1938: [..] Maid's Night Out (Cast: Sheila Harrison),
1938: [..] Blond Cheat (Cast: Julie Evans),
1938: [..] Sky Giant (Cast: Meg Lawrence),
1937: [/ /1] A Damsel in Distress (Cast: Lady Alyce Marshmorton), Directed by George Stevens, with Fred Astaire,
1937: [] Quality Street (Cast: Charlotte Parratt (/xx/)), Directed by George Stevens, with Fay Bainter, Eric Blore,
1937: [..] The Man Who Found Himself (Cast: Nurse Doris King),
1937: [..] You Can't Beat Love (Cast: Trudy Olson),
1937: [..] Music for Madame (Cast: Jean Clemens),
1935: [] No More Ladies (Cast: AKA Joan Burfield), Directed by Edward H. Griffith, with Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery,

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