Hard upon the sad news about Eleanor Parker and Peter O'Toole, this.
Joan Fontaine is dead at age 96. Another link with the golden age of Hollywood gone. Her older sister, Olivia de Havilland, survives her. (I guess Olivia wins this round.) Never the world's greatest actor but she was very good in Rebecca and contributes a great deal to the success of that film. RIP to one of Hollywood's great beauties.
Fontaine's assistant confirmed the death to The Hollywood Reporter, a fitting end for the star who once told Vanity Fair she wanted to die 'in bed – alone'.
The link has some nice color pics, one of Joan and Olivia in happier days.