Joan Fontaine, Oscar-Winner For 'Suspicion,' Dies

December 16, 2013 7:05 AM

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Joan Fontaine, Oscar-Winner For 'Suspicion,' Dies

Academy Award-winning actress Joan Fontaine, who found stardom playing naive wives in Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion and Rebecca and also was featured in films by Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang and Nicholas Ray, died Sunday. She was 96.

Fontaine, the sister of fellow Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, died in her sleep in her Carmel, Calif., home Sunday morning, said longtime friend Noel Beutel. Fontaine had been fading in recent days and died "peacefully," Beutel said.

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