Joan Fontaine Passes Away

Posted Monday December 16, 2013 10:35 AM GMT

She had a long and fruitful life, and sadly Joan Fontaine died on Sunday (December 15) at age 96 in her Carmel, California home.

The “Rebecca” actress was born to British parents in Tokyo, Japan on October 22nd, 1917 and moved to California in 1919 with her sister, actress Olivia de Havilland.

Funny enough, Joan once joked about her now-97-year-old sister- "I married first, won the Oscar before Olivia did, and if I die first, she’ll undoubtedly be livid because I beat her to it!”

In addition to her Hitchcock flick, Fontaine also starred in “Letter From an Unknown Woman,” “The Constant Nymph,” “Jane Eyre,” and “Ivy.”

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