While everyone seems focused on the death of Peter O’Toole, we lament the loss of American actress Joan Fontaine at the admirable age of 96. We loved her in Hitchcock’s “Rebecca” and “Suspicion” and her rivalry with her older sisterOlivia de Havilland never ended. The Oscar winning beauty must have been quite a handful in her private life. She was not on a speaking terms with most of her family and many of her leading men found her “difficult.” In 1939 she appeared in “The Women” and went on to make 13 successful movies in the 1940’s – her heyday. Joan’s sister Olivia is 97 and living in Paris. Joan may have clashed with people, but she was always a dog lover – when she died she had four canine companions.
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