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Joan Fontaine (Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland) was born on 22 October, 1917 in Tokyo, Japan, is an Actress. Discover Joan Fontaine's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of Joan Fontaine networth?

Popular As Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland
Occupation actress,soundtrack,producer
Age 96 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born 22 October 1917
Birthday 22 October
Birthplace Tokyo, Japan
Date of death December 15, 2013
Died Place Carmel Highlands, CA
Nationality Japan

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Joan Fontaine Height, Weight & Measurements

At 96 years old, Joan Fontaine height is 5' 3½" (1.61 m) .

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Height 5' 3½" (1.61 m)
Weight Not Available
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Who Is Joan Fontaine's Husband?

Her husband is Alfred Wright, Jr. (m. 1964–1969)

Parents Not Available
Husband Alfred Wright, Jr. (m. 1964–1969)
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Children Debbie Dozier, Martita Pareja, Deborah Lesley Dozier

Joan Fontaine Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Joan Fontaine worth at the age of 96 years old? Joan Fontaine’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actress. She is from Japan. We have estimated Joan Fontaine's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Source of Income Actress

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Wikipedia Joan Fontaine Wikipedia



From 2003 until her death of natural causes at 96 years of age, she resided in Carmel, CA, on her estate known as Villa Fontana.


After a self-imposed retirement, Joan returned and played Good Queen Ludmella in the TV movie Good King Wenceslas (1994) because the base of her house in Carmel, CA, was damaged by an earthquake and Joan decided it was better to use the money she got for the movie to fix the house rather than take $200,000 out of her bank account.


She used to correspond with her fans on a regular basis until her 90th birthday. The only time fans received mail from her personally was at Christmastime.


Head of jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1982


Her autobiography, "No Bed of Roses" was published in 1979. Ex-husband William Dozier thought a more appropriate title should have been "No Shred of Truth".


Became pregnant twice in 1964, at the age of 46, but miscarried both times.


In a rare act of reconciliation, she and sister Olivia de Havilland celebrated Christmas 1962 together with their then-husbands and children.


According to an in-depth article on her by Rod Labbe in "Classic Images" magazine, Joan was offered the role of Karen Holmes, the adulterous army wife, in Columbia Pictures' From Here to Eternity (1953), based on James Jones' novel, after the studio had purchased the film rights. Joan was subsequently forced to decline the role because, at the time, she was embroiled in a particularly ugly custody battle over daughter Debbie Dozier with ex-husband William Dozier. Leaving California to film extensively in Hawaii would have jeopardized Joan's case. The part went to second choice Deborah Kerr, who earned an Oscar nomination. Joan later replaced Kerr on Broadway in the original production of "Tea and Sympathy".


In 1951 she starred in Paramount's Darling, How Could You! (1951), which turned out badly for both her and the studio and more weak productions followed. Absent from the big screen for a while, she took parts in television and dinner theaters. She also starred in many well-produced Broadway plays such as Forty Carats and The Lion in Winter.


Joan took the year of 1949 off before coming back in 1950 with September Affair (1950) and Born to Be Bad (1950).


In 1948, she accepted second billing to Bing Crosby in The Emperor Waltz (1948).


Daughter Martita, born 3 November 1946, adopted 1952. Ran away in 1963. When Joan found her she was refused contact with the child on the premise that her Peruvian adoption was not valid in the US. Martita and Joan in later years wrote and talked on the phone to each other quite often. Martita also visited Joan at her home in Carmel, CA.


Was considered for the title role in Mildred Pierce (1945).


The following year she appeared in The Constant Nymph (1943).

Once again she was nominated for the Oscar, she lost out to Jennifer Jones in The Song of Bernadette (1943). By now it was safe to say she was more famous than her older sister and more fine films followed.


In 1942 she starred in the well-received This Above All (1942).


She would again be Oscar-nominated for her role as Lina McLaidlaw Aysgarth in Suspicion (1941), and this time she won. Joan was making one film a year but choosing her roles well.


In 1940 she garnered her first Academy Award nomination for Rebecca (1940).

Although she thought she should have won, (she lost out to Ginger Rogers in Kitty Foyle (1940)), she was now an established member of the Hollywood set.


In Italy almost all of her films were dubbed by Lydia Simoneschi. She was occasionally dubbed by Rosetta Calavetta and Renata Marini. She was dubbed once by Micaela Giustiniani in The Women (1939), once by Dina Perbellini and once by Paola Barbara in Suspicion (1941).


In 1937, this time calling herself Joan Fontaine, she landed a better role as Trudy Olson in You Can't Beat Love (1937) and then an uncredited part in Quality Street (1937). Although the next two years saw her in better roles, she still yearned for something better.


She tested at MGM and gained a small role in No More Ladies (1935), but she was scarcely noticed and Joan was idle for a year and a half. During this time she roomed with Olivia, who was having much more success in films.


In 1934 she came back to California, where her sister was already making a name for herself on the stage. Joan likewise joined a theater group in San Jose and then Los Angeles to try her luck there. After moving to L. A. , Joan adopted the name of Joan Burfield because she didn't want to infringe upon Olivia, who was using the family surname.


Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1917, in Tokyo, Japan, in what was known as the International Settlement. Her father was a British patent attorney with a lucrative practice in Japan, but due to Joan and older sister Olivia de Havilland's recurring ailments the family moved to California in the hopes of improving their health. Mrs. de Havilland and the two girls settled in Saratoga while their father went back to his practice in Japan. Joan's parents did not get along well and divorced soon afterward. Mrs. de Havilland had a desire to be an actress but her dreams were curtailed when she married, but now she hoped to pass on her dream to Olivia and Joan. While Olivia pursued a stage career, Joan went back to Tokyo, where she attended the American School.