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Lynn Fontanne (1887–1983)

She and her husband shared one career - as the pre-eminent acting pair on the American stage. See full bio »

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

Known For


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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

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: The Visit. Drama. Written by Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Book adapted by Maurice Valency. Production Design by Teo Otto. Directed by Peter Brook. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (moved to The Morosco Theatre from 20 Aug 1958- close): 5 May 1958- 29 Nov 1958 (189 performances). Cast: Lynn Fontanne (as "Claire Zachanassian") [final Broadway role... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Article | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lynne Fontanne


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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She appears on a U.S. 33-cent postage stamp with husband Alfred Lunt, which debuted in 1999 in New York City. See more »

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