Vale: Joan Fontaine
Hollywood screen actress Joan Fontaine, best known for her Hitchcock film roles, has died aged 96.
She died on Sunday of natural causes at her home.
Fontaine remains the only actress to win a Best Actress Oscar for a Hitchcock film, for her role in Suspicion, as a newlywed who comes to distrust her new husband (Cary Grant). In doing so, she defeated her sister, Olivia de Havilland, nominated for Hold Back the Dawn.
But she is also remembered for her long-standing feud with de Havilland, who is still alive at 97 and lives in France.
Other film credits include The Constant Nymph, Jane Eyre, September Affair, Ivanhoe, Island in the Sun, Frenchman’s Creek, The Affairs of Susan, From This Day Forward and Ivy.
But she also had many television credits including Good King Wenceslas, Dark Mansions, Hotel, The Love Boat, Crossings, Bare Essence, Aloha Paradise, Ryan’s Hope, The Users, Cannon, The Bing Crosby Show, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Wagon Train, Checkmate, Star Stage and The Ford Television Theatre.
Source: Vanity Fair