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Martyn Lawrence Bullard

At the 1942 Academy Awards, Joan Fontaine gazes at the Best Actress Oscar she won for her role in Suspicion — an achievement that made her, incredibly, the only actor or actress to ever win an Oscar for a performance in an Alfred Hitchcock film.

  • Robin Robin
    Robin Robin • 1 year ago

    ... and that would fuel the flames of their feud that continues to divide her and her sister Olivia de Havilland 71 years later. Now THATS an epic grudge

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At the 1942 Academy Awards, Joan Fontaine gazes at the Best Actress Oscar she won for her role in "Suspicion" — an achievement that made her, incredibly, the only actor or actress to ever win an Oscar for a performance in an Alfred Hitchcock film.

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Joan Fontaine (born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland, Oct. 22, 1917 − Dec. 15, 2013) was a British-American actress. She began her career on the stage in 1935 and signed a contract with RKO Pictures that same year. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Hitchcock's Suspicion (1941) making Fontaine the only actor to ever win an Academy Award in a film directed by Hitchcock. Fontaine & her elder sister Olivia de Havilland are the only set of siblings to have won lead acting Academy Awards.

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Joan Fontaine and Gary Cooper holding their Oscars at the Academy Awards after-party, 1942.

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In 1942 Greer Garson won the Academy Award for Best actress for the movie Mrs. Miniver and James Cagney won the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Audrey Hepburn won the Oscar for her role in "Roman Holiday."

Loretta Young won the Academy Award for Best Actress for the film The Farmer's Daughter.