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 .



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

Fontanne was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame .

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

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

She and Alfred Lunt were strongly opposed to the idea of appearing in films, and made only a handful.

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