Academy Award Winning Sisters: The Lives of Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine

ISBN: 9781499122473
*Includes pictures.
*Includes both actresses' quotes about each other and their careers.
*Includes a bibliography for further reading.
*Includes a table of contents.

“Famous people feel that they must perpetually be on the crest of the wave, not realising that it is against all the rules of life. You can't be on top all the time, it isn't natural.” – Olivia de Havilland

“You know, I've had a helluva life. Not just the acting part. I've flown in an international balloon race. I've piloted my own plane. I've ridden to the hounds. I've done a lot of exciting things.” – Joan Fontaine

Olivia de Havilland is one of the last few living actresses who worked during the Golden Era of Hollywood, but also one of the most decorated, winning dozens of awards over the course of a 50 year career. Among those, she most notably won the Academy Award for Best Actress for To Each His Own (1946) and The Heiress (1949), more than a decade after she got her start as an 18 year old in Hollywood. Ironically, de Havilland was in California in part because the young British girl who had been born in Tokyo stopped in the States for medical treatment.
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