Fontaine, Lillian (1886–1975)

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Fontaine, Lillian (1886–1975)

English actress. Name variations: Lillian de Havilland; Lilian Fontaine. Born Lillian Ruse, June 11, 1996, in Reading, Berkshire, England; died Feb 20, 1975, in Santa Barbara, California; m. Walter de Havilland (patent attorney, div.); children: Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland (both actresses).

Stage, film actress, and acting coach, appeared in such films as The Lost Weekend, Time Out of Mind, The Locket, Suddenly, It's Spring, Ivy and The Bigamist.