Joan Fontaine 1917-2013


A sad day for the film world, as silver screen star Joan Fontaine has now passed away at the age of 96. Famous in the 1940's and 50's for her roles in The Women, Hitchcock films Rebecca and Suspicion (for which she won Best Actress), Jane Eyre, and Letter From an Unknown Woman, just to name a few of her biggest classics. Also the sister of Olivia de Havilland, with whom her sibling rivalry was among the most famous in Hollywood history. The two had been estranged for decades and though Olivia was the oldest, Joan is the first to pass on.

Here's the original trailer for 1940's Best Picture winner, Rebecca, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and co-starring Laurence Olivier (you should definitely see this movie if you haven't- it's one of the best early Hitchcock's):