Lynn Fontanne


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Lynn Fontanne (6 December 1887 — 30 July 1983) was a British-American actress and major stage star in the United States for over 40 years. She teamed with her husband, Alfred Lunt. Lunt and Fontanne shared a special Tony Award in 1970. They both won Emmy Awards in 1965, and Fontanne was a Kennedy Center honoree in 1980.

Born Lillie Louise Fontanne in Woodford, London of French and Irish... more »

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  • When you are beginning, you will find you give better performances in the evening if you stay quiet during the day—no lunches, and certainly no cocktail parties. Remember you are overpaid, so tak...
    Lynn Fontanne (1887-1983), U.S. actor; born in England. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 13, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970). Off...
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