Lynn Fontanne Overview:

Actress, Lynn Fontanne, was born Lillie Louise Fontanne on Dec 6, 1887 in Woodford, Essex. Fontanne died at the age of 95 on Jul 30, 1983 in Genesee Depot, WI .

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Although Fontanne was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1931/32Best ActressThe Guardsman (1931)The ActressNominated
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Fontanne was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame .

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In 1970, received a Special Tony Award that was shared with her husband, Alfred Lunt. She also was nominated for Broadway's 1959 Tony Award as Best Actress (Dramatic) for "The Visit."

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

Always refused to say her true age. Even her husband was under the delusion that Lynn Fontanne was 5 years younger than he and he died without ever knowing she was actually older!

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