6 Classics Starring Joan Fontaine

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The younger sister and bitter rival of fellow actress Olivia de Havilland, Joan Fontaine broke into the movie business in the 1930s as a contract player with RKO Pictures. Initially considered a rising star, Fontaine struggled to find her footing with a number of minor roles and was finally released by the studio. A fortuitous meeting with legendary producer David O. Selznick, however, led to her to being cast in Alfred Hitchcock’s Hollywood debut, thus sparking a prominent career that spanned the course of the next few decades. Here are six of the best movies starring Joan Fontaine.

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6 Classics Starring Joan Fontaine


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