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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. Read more: The Oscars: Classic LIFE Photos From Hollywood’s Biggest Night | LIFE.com

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    1942 Oscars: Joan Fontaine, Best Actress for "Suspicion" (1941)

  • Robin Robin
    Robin Robin • 2 years 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.” Photo: Peter Stackpole, Time and Life pictures

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Joan Fontaine and Gary Cooper holding their Oscars at the Academy Awards after-party, 1942. [Fontaine won Best Actress for 'Suspicion;' Cooper won Best Actor for 'Sergeant York.']

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