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Lynn Fontanne (1887–1983)

Lynn Fontanne was born on December 6, 1887 in Woodford, Essex, England as Lillie Louise Fontanne. She was an actress, known for Peter Pan (1960), The Guardsman (1931) and Stage Door Canteen (1943). She was married to Alfred Lunt. She died on July 30, 1983 in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Peter Pan
Peter Pan Narrator
The Guardsman
The Guardsman The Actress
Stage Door Canteen
Stage Door Canteen Lynn Fontaine
Second Youth
Second Youth Rose Raynor


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 1967/II Anastasia (TV Movie)
Grand Duchess Marie
 1960 Peter Pan (TV Special)
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Essie Sebastian
- The Great Sebastians (1957) ... Essie Sebastian
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Lynn Fontaine
 1931 The Guardsman
The Actress
 1925 The Man Who Found Himself
Mrs. Macauley Jr (as Lynne Fontanne)
 1924 Second Youth
Rose Raynor
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 1970 A Birthday Gala Tribute Noel Coward (TV Movie)
Herself - Performer
 1970 The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 1 June 1970 (1970) ... Herself
 1970 The 24th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Herself - Winner: Honorary Award
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 1965 The 17th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
Fanny Bowditch Holmes

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Stage Play: The Great Sebastians [A Melodramatic Comedy]. Melodrama/comedy. Written by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey. Assistant Director: James Adams. Directed by Bretaigne Windust. Cast: Lynn Fontanne (as "Essie Sebastian"), Alfred Lunt (as "Rudi Sebastian"), Ben Astar (as "General Otokar Zandek"), ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 6 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Lynne Fontanne


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 287-290. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998. See more »

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