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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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."

Appeared by herself in The Man Who Found Himself (1925) and, with husband Alfred Lunt, in Second Youth (1924), The Guardsman (1931) and Stage Door Canteen (1943).

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

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