Design for Living which Noël Coward wrote expressly for himself and the Lunts was so risqué with its theme of bisexuality and a ménage à trois that Coward premiered it in New York knowing it would not survive the censor in London. Personal life
Fontanne married Alfred Lunt in 1922. The Lunts also starred in several radio dramas in the 1940s notably on the Theatre Guild programme.
She teamed with her husband Alfred Lunt. Lunt and Fontanne shared a special Tony Award in 1970.