Actress Joan Fontaine Dies

Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine has died at the age of 96 in her home in Carmel, California.

Fontaine's assistant said she died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday.

Among Fontaine's most memorable films was the Alfred Hitchcock picture "Suspicion," co-starring Carry Grant, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1942. She was also nominated for best actress for her role in Hitchcock's "Rebecca" in 1940 and for Edmund Goulding's "The Constant Nymph" in 1943.

Actress Joan Fontaine poses in April 1985 in Beverly Hills. /AP Actress Joan Fontaine poses in April 1985 in Beverly Hills. /AP

She was almost as well-known for her lifelong feud with her famous older sister, actress Olivia de Havilland.

VOA News / Dec. 17, 2013 08:13 KST