DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Joan Fontaine (aged 96)
Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland (October 22, 1917 –December 15, 2013), known professionally as Joan Fontaine, was an American actress born in Japan to British parents who was best known for her starring roles in cinema during the Classical Hollywood era. Fontaine appeared in more than 45 feature films in a career that spanned five decades. She was the younger sister of actress Olivia de Havilland.
DEATH: On December 15, 2013, Fontaine died in her sleep of natural causes at the age of 96 in her Carmel Highlands home. Her longtime friend Noel Beutel said, “She had been fading in recent days and died peacefully.” Fontaine was cremated.