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DATE ORIGINALLY POSTED: 9/8/2001 12:21:44 PM

Joan Fontaine is a true film legend. In her first major role of the Second Mrs. DeWinter in "Rebecca," she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress. The next year she was nominated again for "Suspicion"...and won. She was the youngest woman to ever win a Best Actress, and may still me today. And at the next Oscars, once again the name JOAN FONTAINE was on the list of nominees for Best Actress, this time for "The Constant Nymph." Three years, three Oscar nominations, and she won the second one. Unheard of! But not for Joan, a talented actress who has appeared in such legendary films as "The Women," "Rebecca," "Suspicion," "The Constant Nymph," "Jane Eyre," "September Affair," "Letter from an Unknown Woman," "Island in the Sun," and many others. She proved herself an extremely talented writer in the seventies with her bestselling biography "No Bed of Roses." Joan Fontaine was a true actress, one with talent to match her pretty face. She was a class act today and remains a true living legend.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Liz Curry (
Date Posted: 11/13/2001 8:39:05 PM

Miss Fontaine, during her illustrious film career, created some most memorable characters, most notably, the "I" de Winter, Lina in "Suspicion". Tessa in "The Constant Nymph", Lisa Berndle in "Letter from an Unknown Woman", Jane in "Jane Eyre", Prudence in "This Above All" and Dee Dee Dillwood in "You Gotta Stay Happy" and Manina Stewart in "September Affair."
She is richly deserving for her many faceted career not only in films, but in stage productions also. She has left generations to come with a wonderful legacy of performances and films. An Honorary Academy Award would be most fitting for this beautiful and talented living legend.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: ~Sheila~ (
Date Posted: 11/27/2001 11:28:00 AM

Joan is one of the best actresses of the 30's. She is the sister of my favorite actress Olivia de Havilland.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Ruth Weaver (RWeaver769)
Date Posted: 12/16/2001 3:12:47 PM

Miss Fontaine deserves an Honorary Academy Award for her performances in "The Constant Nymph" for which she was nominated but did not win and for her sterling performance in "Letter From An Unknown Woman" for which she should have been nominated but was overlooked that year.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Robert Ray (
Date Posted: 12/19/2001 6:03:53 PM

It would be alltogher fitting for the Academy to present Miss Joan Fontaine with and Honorary Academy Award for the following reasons:
1. She should have won Best Actress for "Rebecca" as her performance was outstanding and better than any of the other Best Actress nominees for 1940.
2. In the film "Letter from an Unknown Woman" (1948)she gave one of the greatest performances of all time. That film, in retrospect, makes just about everyone's "Best Romantic Films of all Time" list.
For the above oversights they Academy could right two omissions by presenting Miss Fontaine with an Honorary Award

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: James Benson (PrinceBenson)
Date Posted: 12/22/2001 8:23:39 PM

I have enjoyed Miss Fontaine's films for many years. She has been nominated three times for the Best Actress award and won once for "Suspicion." I think it would be so wonderful to honor this legendary actress with an Honorary Academy Award for her work in such classics as "Rebecca", "Ivanhoe", "Jane Eyre", "Letter from an Unknown Woman" and "The Women".
She is one of the most talented actresses of the Classic Hollywood era.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: James Benson (
Date Posted: 12/22/2001 8:34:33 PM

I think Joan Fontaine should receive an Honorary Academy Award for her work in "The Women", "Jane Eyre"
"Rebecca", "The Constant Nymph", "Letter from an Unknown Woman" and "Ivanhoe" all of which are classic films. She is one of the most talented actresses of the Classic Hollywood Era. She has portrayed women who are shy, adventuresome,and villainous with equal conviction. Her portrayals as a woman in love are exquisite. She is one of a kind. There will never be another Joan Fontaine. I enthusiastically second the nomination of Miss Fontaine.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Fabian (
Date Posted: 6/10/2002 10:23:56 PM

Joan Fontaine should receive an Honorary Academy Award for many reasons. Her work in Letter from an unknown woman remains as one of the best performances ever made by an actress and was overlooked by the Academy. She was capable of playing an ingenue as well as a villain with great conviction. She is a true living legend. I wish she will live long enough to receive this Award.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Dennis L. Watts (
Date Posted: 8/30/2002 3:01:27 PM

Joan Fontaine was/is a class act; which is rare(if not unheard of) today. Even if her only
film had been Rebecca, she would deserve the honorary award.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: jim issal (
Date Posted: 10/16/2002 2:06:26 AM

She is just classically splendid- not only does she act so well, she has a most beautiful face. She is one of the few with that sparkle. Although I was born in 1948 and discovered late after she was such an established star till today the moment i see her in print or my oddesey in finding her old movies, she has that splendour that never fades. Illustrious and truly classy, more than anyone she deserves the great honour of that specail OSCAR.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: jim issal (
Date Posted: 10/16/2002 2:10:28 AM

my e-mail on the first message should be as follows My error is greatly regretted. MY commendation for the Great Joan Fontaine stays forever. Thank you

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Bob Lawson (
Date Posted: 11/22/2002 10:18:37 AM

Joan is not only one of the most talented actresses in the world, she is one of the most gracious. I had the opportunity to work with Joan in summer stock when I was a small boy. Out of all the stars I had the chance to meet and work with Ms. Fontaine ( Joan )was special.

I have remained in the business and Joan constantly gives me praise and support that all actors require.

I continued to write to Joan and we have become good friends with her visiting me in New York and I visiting her in Carmel, California. As a house guest I had the opportuinity to see once again just how special she is. She even cooked dinner for us, now that will be a meal I will never forget.

I would be thrilled to see her receive this grand award and I know of no other actress more deserving.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Dirk (
Date Posted: 3/3/2003 4:40:52 PM

Make it a double whammy and give one to Olivia as well...see them bitch it out on stage!aaah, my gay heart leaps up!

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Dorothy Hocking (
Date Posted: 3/7/2003 3:17:48 PM

Joan Fontaine, in my opinion, is one of the greatest actresses of all time. The scene in "The Constant Nymph" in which Lewis reaalizes that he loves Tessa is some of the best acting...ever! She is also one of the most generous of stars. She sent a note with her signiture after I wrote to her and I will treasure it always.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Mark Laughter (
Date Posted: 3/26/2003 8:37:41 AM

After seeing Miss Fontaines performance in REBECCA
I realized what a great actress she is. What perfect casting as the shy second Mrs. De Winter...THAT was the role she should have won her Oscar for. Miss Fontaine has always been somewhat underrated to me...]
I read her book NO BED OF ROSES many years ago and found it very fascinating her life and career....

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Brian Montapert (
Date Posted: 7/25/2003 11:43:48 AM

Joan Fontaine is a national treasure. It's a wonderful thing that she is with us still and we should acknowledge her part during the golden era of Hollywood.
Her talent was natural and effortless.My favorite film in which she starred was 'Suspicion'. Her role was multi-faceted and she pulled it off simply and naturally.And thats what acting is all about.

Thank you

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Lisa (
Date Posted: 8/23/2003 12:06:36 PM

Of all the classic actresses I can think of, Joan Fontaine deserves the special Oscar for her many great performances that were overlooked by the Academy. Namely, her performances in LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN, THIS ABOVE ALL, and IVY. She should have had nominations for Best Actress for her acting in all of those roles.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Don Chase (
Date Posted: 12/29/2003 5:39:01 PM

Last evening a friend brought a copy of Jane Eyre starring Ms Fontaine to watch after dinner. What a pleasure it was to see this beautiful film once again.

I wrote Joan Fontaine a congratulatory card after reading her superb autobiography No Bed of Roses,in the early 1980's and she responded with very gracious note. I still feel it is once of the most honest and fair books ever written by a film star.

As an actor, writer and human being Ms Fontaine surely deserves to be recognized with a special oscar.

Don Chase

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: steven mllard (
Date Posted: 1/7/2004 8:37:28 AM

I'm a young man in my 20s in England and have been writing to Miss Fontaine for over six years. I think she is a fantastic actress and so very beautiful!! and she has made so many wonderful films and has given so much.I really think she should get this award.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Simone, England (
Date Posted: 1/20/2004 2:11:40 PM

"Rebecca" is one of the best films ever made.
Reading the book I just could see Ms. Fontaine in every page. It would be good to see her again receiving the deserved award.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Harry (
Date Posted: 1/24/2004 11:30:45 AM

I can not think of another living actress more deserving of this award. She has appeared in so many classic films that have stood the test of time. She is a truly caring person who not only gave us many memorable performances but also gave of herself for many charities including those that support financially strapped actors and actress in their later years.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Susie (
Date Posted: 4/22/2004 7:05:10 AM

Joan Fontaine should receive the honourary academy award for the simple reason that she is a brilliant actress and appeared in films which are now regarded as masterpieces. 'Rebecca', 'Letter From an Unknown Woman', 'Suspicion', 'Jane Eyre' are as enjoyable now as they were over half a century ago. She is a class act, and I stand to be corrected on this, but aren't she and her sister Olivia de Havilland possibly the oldest surviving Oscar winners? How about a joint award for two very old ladies who were masters of their craft?

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: aljaz (
Date Posted: 8/7/2004 11:20:42 AM

Joan!I love you!You are my favourite actress and you would realy deserve a honorary oscar.I hope I will meet you someday.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: sun nannan (
Date Posted: 10/18/2004 10:19:29 PM

I love Joan when I was 14-year-old,Rebbeca was the first showed Amirecan classic film in Peoples Republic of China in1979.There are many many people like this film and love fontaine ,she is so famous in china than most Hollywood stars then.Tt is the greatest work of greatest Hichicock.I have watched her film:Suspision.Jean.eyre,Letter from an unknown woman,The woman,Ivanhoa,and Thender in night,Sun in the island ,The good king on cctv.I think Rebbecca and Letter from an unknown woman is her greatest performances,them was so unforgettable.She is so beautiful .Her autobiography was distributed in China 1988.I hope Ms .Fontaine would deserve a honorary oscar 2005!Dear Joan ,WE LOVE YOU FOREVER!

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Mary Miller (
Date Posted: 7/6/2005 1:31:16 AM

Ms. Joan Fontaine was given not only a pretty face but the talent to go along with it. She has three nominations to her name and one win. Not only that but all nomination were in a row. She was for the longest time the youngest person to win an Oscar. Ms. Fontaine has been in countless classics. The reason they are classics today is partly because of her.She is one of my favorite actresses. She has proven to bring joy and happiness into peoples lives and with that said I vote her for the Honorary Academy Award. Even if she doesn't win she is the winner in my book, and more importantly my heart.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Ava Jean Morgan (?)
Date Posted: 8/21/2005 7:46:06 AM

I think you said Honor both Joan and Olivia, the both alive. Joan and Olivia were both beautiful and they are so talented.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Mr C (
Date Posted: 8/23/2005 4:11:52 PM

A versatile actress who gave unforgetable performances in some of the greatest film classics of the 1940's.

Miss Fontaine should be bestowed with an "honorary Oscar" - a deserving tribute to this living legend.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: mira (
Date Posted: 9/24/2005 5:24:33 AM

De havilland sisters deserve an Honorary Academy Award.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Peter Amendola (
Date Posted: 3/2/2006 3:59:15 PM

Joan Fontaine is a truly remarkable actress. Her films never appear dated and her performances are nuanced, varied and consistently intelligent. Letter from an Unknown Woman is one of the truly under-rated films of all time and September Affair is a surprising treasure. Rebecca is timeless. Her acting had an with an elegance and grace that is rare. Even if the film was less than wonderful, like Tender is the Night, the performance was always memorable.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Sony Cherian (
Date Posted: 9/4/2006 9:48:25 PM

Joan Fontaine should receive an Honorary Academy Award. Her performances in movies like "Suspicion", "Rebecca", "Letter from an Unknown Woman", and "The Constant Nymph" were amazing. My favourite movies are "Suspicion" and "Rebecca", because of Joan Fontaine's strong performances.

I am really glad that she won an academy award for best actress in "Suspicion".

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Sherry White (
Date Posted: 9/5/2006 12:21:06 PM

I totally support the nomination of Joan Fontaine to receive an Honorary Academy Award. Her performances is such classic films as REBECCA, SUSPICION, THIS ABOVE ALL, JANE EYRE, IVY, LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN, SEPTEMBER AFFAIR, and THE BIGMIST are inspired and totally believable. She never gave a bad performance but rather brought to each film a class and elegance making each of her film appearance memorable.

Subject: RE: Joan Fontaine
Posted By: Daniel Loehman (
Date Posted: 11/15/2006 7:21:25 PM

I'm 52 years old and as far as i can remember seeing classic films or newer films i've never seen a more beautiful and talented woman as Joan Fontaine. She is truely a cut above any other actress i've seen. She has touched my life with her preformances! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, a crush i'll keep for the rest of my life!!!!!!!

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