Monday, December 16, 2013

ACTING LEGEND FONTAINE GONE, RIVALRY ENDS

 
Oscar winning actress Joan Fontaine has died aged 96.
The Hollywood icon, who maintained a bitter rivalry with her sister and fellow actress Olivia de Havilland, passed away from natural causes in her sleep at her home in California on Sunday. 
Fontaine's assistant confirmed the death , a fitting end for the star who once told Vanity Fair she wanted to die 'in bed – alone'. 
She had been fading in recent days and died 'peacefully
 

"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"
 

"I hope I'll die on stage at the age at 105, playing Peter Pan"
 
 
"If you keep marrying as I do, you learn everybody's hobby"
 
 
"Marriage, as an institution, is as dead as the dodo bird"


"My sister is a very peculiar lady. When we were young, I wasn't allowed to talk to her friends. Now I'm not allowed to talk to her children, nor are they permitted to see me. This is the nature of the lady. Doesn't bother me at all"
 
Hard core I'd say. Although I do agree with her on marriage.

11 comments:

  1. I just heard this. I have enjoyed Joan & Olivia on screen, if indeed it was sibling rivalry that kept them apart, you would think they would have ironed out their differences over the years. It just seems so petty! RIP Joan, you will always be remembered through your movies.



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  2. A beautiful lady and a fine actress. She was brilliant in both "Suspicion" and "Rebecca". I feel like I am losing old friends with these famed actors and actresses passing away. First Eleanor Parker, then Peter O'Toole, now the glamorous Joan Fontaine.


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  3. She was a brilliant and beautiful actress. The old days of glamour are slowly fading with each passing of the old movie stars


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  4. Her portrayal of Jane Eyre (1944) with Orsen Wells, is one of my all time favourite films


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    1. Loved her in Jane Eyre. Had no idea she was the sister of Olivia de Havilland!


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  5. Mistress, you two must have a lot in common, you too must have leaned many, many, many hobbies.

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  6. It was certainly one of Hollywood's most epic rivalries.

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  7. Gotta say that Rebecca and Suspicion are two of my all time faves.

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  8. We'll find out if the rivalry has ended when it comes to whether Olivia attends the funeral... Jx

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    1. Yes, I believe your right! You'll hear a pin drop in that room when she enters, if she goes. Meanwhile, everybody may need a cocktail.

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  9. Her rivalry with her sister, Olivia de Havilland, was legendary!
    I loved her in Rebecca!

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