She acted in Frederick Knott's play, "Dial M for Murder," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine.
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5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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[on beating sister Olivia de Havilland
for the Oscar] I froze. I stared across the table, where Olivia was sitting. "Get up there!" she whispered commandingly. Now what had I done? All the animus we'd felt towards each other as children, the savage wrestling matches, the time Olivia fractured my collarbone, all came rushing back in kaleidoscopic imagery.
Joked that the musical comedy A Damsel in Distress
(1937) set her career back four years. At the premiere, a woman sitting behind her loudly exclaimed, "Isn't she awful!" during Fontaine's onscreen attempt at dancing.
Often played delicate women put through emotional turmoil