Actress Joan Fontaine passed away on December 15, 2013, at the age of 96.
Ms. Fontaine may be best known for her starring roles in two Alfred Hitchcock films, Rebecca (1940) and Suspicion (1941) – the latter of which won her an Academy Award. …And you KNOW how much we love anything by Alfred Hitchcock around here!
But, to me, even if Barbara Eden might have attracted her share of attention with her memorable (certainly for 1961) opening dance number... (click to enlarge)
...Joan Fontaine will always have the distinction of being the “First Lady of the Submarine Seaview”, in the 1961 feature film version of VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA – not to mention…
…her very special status as its first villain and saboteur! First, I might add, of MANY such villains and saboteurs, over the course of the (sub)sequent television series.
To other “Things We Like at TIAH Blog”, Ms. Fontaine also appeared in the TV western WAGON TRAIN – in the episode “The Naomi Kaylor Story” (1963).
|She was quite the villain in WAGON TRAIN too!|
Her amazing list of credits, from IMDB, can be found at THIS LINK.