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Actress Fontaine, seen in Hitchcock classics, dies at 96

Joan Fontaine, the patrician blond actress who rose to stardom as a haunted second wife in the Alfred Hitchcock film Rebecca in 1940 and won an Academy Award for her portrayal of a terrified newlywed in Hitchcock’s Suspicion, died at her home in Carmel, Calif., on Sunday. She was 96.

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  • Headline: Actress Fontaine, seen in Hitchcock classics, dies at 96
  • Publication: Front Section, Pages 2 on 12/17/2013
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