Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine dead at 96


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Fontaine was a teenager when she began her acting career in 1935

She and sister Olivia de Havilland carried on a lifelong rivalry

She wrote in her autobiography that her mother encouraged the rivalry with her older sister

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Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine died Sunday, her longtime friend Noel Beutel said Monday. She was 96.