Who is Lynn Fontanne?

  • (noun): United States actress (born in England) who married Alfred Lunt and performed with him in many plays (1887-1983).
    Synonyms: Fontanne

Lynn Fontanne

Lynn Fontanne (/fɒnˈtæn/; 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.

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Martha Rofheart
... and 1950s, she made her Broadway debut with Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in "The Pirate" in 1942 ... The Respectful Prostitute, and other plays, and toured with Katherine Cornell, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, and Maurice Evans ... later in her life has been published online, "An Evening with Lynn Fontanne" ...

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    When I am on a stage, I am the focus of thousands of eyes and it gives me strength. I feel that something, some energy, is flowing from the audience into me. I actually feel stronger because of these waves. Now when the play’s done, the eyes taken away, I feel just as if a circuit’s been broken. The power is switched off. I feel all gone and empty inside of me—like a balloon that’s been pricked and the air’s let out.
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