(1/11/51) Radio: Appeared on "Screen Directors Playhouse" in "Ivy".
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I made about seven tests for 'Rebecca'. Everybody tested for it. Loretta Young, Margaret Sullavan, Vivien Leigh, Susan Hayward, Anne Baxter, you name her. Supposedly, Hitchcock saw one of my tests and said, 'This is the only one'. I think the word he used to describe what set me apart was 'vulnerability'. Also, I was not very well-known and producer David O. Selznick saw the chance for ...
Relations between Fontaine and her sister Olivia de Havilland
were never strong but worsened in 1941, when both were nominated for best actress Oscar. Their mutual dislike and jealousy escalated into an all-out feud after Fontaine won for Suspicion
(1941). Despite the fact de Havilland went on to win two Academy Awards of her own, they have remained permanently estranged.
Often played delicate women put through emotional turmoil