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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.

Joan Fontaine gives an Oscar Winning Performance with Cary Grant, in Suspicion, directed by Alfred Hitchcock (1941)

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

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Oscar-Winning Actress Joan Fontaine Dies At 96

1941 Academy Award Winners - Joan Fontaine - Best Actress Oscar for "Suspicion" and Gary Cooper - Best Actor Oscar for "Sergeant York"

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Oscar winner Joan Fontaine, 96, dies of natural causes at home

Joan Fontaine, pictured in 1936, was one of Alfred Hitchcock's famed blondes and the only actor to ever win an Oscar for one of his movies

1972 LIZA MINNELLI winning the Oscar as best actress in a leading role for her performance in the movei "Cabaret" (Liza is the only Oscar-winning child of Oscar-winning parents)

50th Academy Awards® (1978) ~ Diane Keaton won the Best Actress Oscar® for her performance in "Annie Hall" (1977) (Won 1 Oscar. Another 35 wins & 34 nominations)

The moment before Audrey Hepburn won the Best Actress Oscar for Roman Holiday at the 26th Academy Awards, 1954.

Elizabeth Taylor hearing the announcement of her win of her first Oscar for best actress for Butterfield-8, at the 33rd Academy Awards, 1961.

Audrey Hepburn looking down at the Best Actress Oscar on her lap awarded for her role in “Roman Holiday” during Academy Awards, 1953.

53rd Academy Awards® (1981) ~ Mary Steenburgen won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in "Melvin and Howard" (1980) (Won 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 13 nominations)


See Every Gown Worn By Every Best Actress Winner

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Oscars 1930 - Mary Pickford collected her Oscar at the second Annual Academy Awards for her role in Coquette, her first talking picture role.