Joan Fontaine

1917 - 2013

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Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland (October 22, 1917 – December 15, 2013), known professionally as Joan Fontaine, was a British-American actress who is best known for her starring roles in Hollywood films during the "Golden Age". Fontaine appeared in more than 45 films in a career that spanned five decades. She was the younger sister of actress Olivia de Havilland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joan Fontaine has received more than 4,652,861 page views. Her biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Joan Fontaine is the 160th most popular actor (up from 279th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Japan (up from 69th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Japanese Actor.

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Among actors, Joan Fontaine ranks 160 out of 10,030. Before her are Rutger Hauer, Jim Carrey, Philippe Noiret, Liza Minnelli, Cameron Diaz, and Jeanne Moreau. After her are Sandra Bullock, Geraldine Chaplin, Nick Nolte, Richard Harris, Kevin Costner, and Roberto Benigni.

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Among people born in 1917, Joan Fontaine ranks 6Before her are John F. Kennedy, Heinrich Böll, Indira Gandhi, Park Chung-hee, and Arthur C. Clarke. After her are Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Hobsbawm, Ilya Prigogine, Dean Martin, Ernest Borgnine, and Louis Zamperini. Among people deceased in 2013, Joan Fontaine ranks 10Before her are Doris Lessing, Võ Nguyên Giáp, Hugo Chávez, Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, Peter O'Toole, and Paul Walker. After her are Jorge Rafael Videla, Frederick Sanger, Tom Clancy, Douglas Engelbart, Ronald Coase, and Robert Edwards.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Joan Fontaine ranks 30 out of 5,560. Before her are Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159), Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894), Osamu Tezuka (1928), Isao Takahata (1935), Kanō Jigorō (1860), and Gichin Funakoshi (1868). After her are Lee Myung-bak (1941), Kenzaburō Ōe (1935), Morihei Ueshiba (1883), Himiko (175), Hiroshige (1797), and Saigō Takamori (1828).

Among ACTORS In Japan

Among actors born in Japan, Joan Fontaine ranks 2Before her are Olivia de Havilland (1916). After her are Liv Ullmann (1938), Ken Watanabe (1959), Takashi Shimura (1905), Sonny Chiba (1939), Setsuko Hara (1920), Tatsuya Nakadai (1932), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (1950), Hibari Misora (1937), Hiroyuki Sanada (1960), and Machiko Kyō (1924).

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