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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 6,091,645 page views. Her biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Joan Fontaine is the 242nd most popular actor (down from 158th in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Japan (down from 30th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Japanese Actor.

Joan Fontaine is most famous for her Academy Award-winning performance in Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion" (1941) and her Academy Award-nominated performance in "Rebecca" (1940).

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Among actors, Joan Fontaine ranks 242 out of 9,996Before her are Viggo Mortensen, Kim Basinger, George Clooney, Ian McShane, Stellan Skarsgård, and Joan Crawford. After her are Montgomery Clift, Annie Girardot, Glenn Close, Rudolph Valentino, Isabelle Huppert, and Pat Morita.

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Among people born in 1917, Joan Fontaine ranks 9Before her are Indira Gandhi, Heinrich Böll, Arthur C. Clarke, Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Hobsbawm, and Ilya Prigogine. After her are Frederica of Hanover, Ernest Borgnine, Anthony Burgess, I. M. Pei, Robert Mitchum, and Christian de Duve. Among people deceased in 2013, Joan Fontaine ranks 15Before her are Jorge Rafael Videla, Frederick Sanger, Paul Walker, Tom Clancy, Giuliano Gemma, and Mohammed Omar. After her are Ronald Coase, Heinrich Rohrer, Lou Reed, Giulio Andreotti, Christian de Duve, and Djalma Santos.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Joan Fontaine ranks 54 out of 6,048Before her are Chūichi Nagumo (1887), Takeda Shingen (1521), Utamaro (1753), Isao Takahata (1935), Soichiro Honda (1906), and Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159). After her are Yasujirō Ozu (1903), Empress Michiko (1934), Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147), Akechi Mitsuhide (1526), Yoshihide Suga (1948), and Shinzō Abe (1954).

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), Sonny Chiba (1939), Ken Watanabe (1959), Takashi Shimura (1905), Hiroyuki Sanada (1960), Setsuko Hara (1920), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (1950), Tatsuya Nakadai (1932), Masako Nozawa (1936), and Ken Takakura (1931).

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