Earthshattering! Olivia Mourns Joan!

Apparently, hell has frozen over. How else to explain this AP news story: ‘In rare public remarks about her sister and fellow Oscar-winning actress, Olivia de Havilland (pictured) mourned the loss of Joan Fontaine, with whom de Havilland reportedly feuded for much of their lives. De Havilland on Monday issued a statement through the DGRW Talent Agency saying she was “shocked and saddened” by the news and that she was grateful for “the many kind expressions of sympathies.” Fontaine, 96, died in her sleep Sunday at her home in Carmel, Calif. The 97-year-old de Havilland is a longtime resident of Paris and over the years often declined to talk about her sister. De Havilland — Miss Mellie in “Gone with the Wind” and the recipient of two Oscars — and Fontaine are among Hollywood’s most famous siblings, stars from Hollywood’s studio era known for their many screen achievements and for a rivalry that at times became public, especially after they were both nominated for best actress in 1941.’ Joan won that one, for “Suspicion.”

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