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Oscar-winner Joan Fontaine dead at 96

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Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine, who rose to fame during Hollywood's golden age as the star of several Alfred Hitchcock classics, died on Sunday aged 96, US media reports said. 

In this file photo, US director Henry Hathaway pose with actress Joan Fontaine, on September 3, 1983, during the 9th American Film Festival of Deauville, France

The Hollywood Reporter cited Fontaine's assistant Susan Pfeiffer as saying the actress died from natural causes at her home in Carmel, northern California.

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