Henry Fonda

actor Henry Fonda

Henry Jaynes Fonda was an American film and stage actor. Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor. He also appeared in 1938 in plays performed in White Plains, New York, with Joan Tompkins. He made his Hollywood debut in 1935, and his career gained momentum after his Academy Award-nominated performance as Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, a 1940 adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel about an Oklahoma family who moved west during the Dust Bowl.
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Birthday
17 May 1905

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JANE FONDA The Private Life of a Public Woman By Patricia Bosworth Illustrated. 596 pp. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. $30. There's often a moment in a biographer's life when the subject, once nonchalantly inaccessible or perhaps even hostile, decides that he must satisfy his curiosity about the project at the price of tossing scraps to this desperate
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Fonda biography reveals actress as complex chameleon - Tbo.com
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The answer likely depends on whether you remember her as sex kitten or political activist; peddler of workout videos or Henry Fonda's daughter; Oscar-winning actress or the besotted wife who reinvented herself for each of her three marriages. ... - -
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Return to'Golden Pond' - The Union Leader
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... which first hit Broadway in the late 1970s, as well as the 30th anniversary of the film version, which was shot mostly on location on the shores of the Squam Lakes and starred Henry Fonda, Katherine Hepburn, Jane Fonda and Dabney Coleman
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Does Morgan Freeman Really Want This President 'Pissed Off'? - Big Hollywood
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I believe he represents the best of classic American acting since Henry Fonda. With similar aesthetics and discipline, both he and Henry Fonda have shown young American actors how to do “more with less” but do it with sharpshooting accuracy
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Writer To Read From Book on Jane Fonda at PowerHouse Arena - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Jane Fonda is the daughter of legendary actor Henry Fonda. The public has known her as “Barbarella,†Hanoi Jane, the workout queen and the ex-wife of billionaire Ted Turner. Bosworth pulls these disparate images together
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Tips from Jane Fonda: what women should do to have multiple orgasms - SUSPECT SPAM SITES
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Jane Fonda, the American actress and social activist, born on December 21, 1937 to the famous movie star Henry Fonda and Frances Seymour Brokaw, a millionaire and New York socialite, said in a recent interview that generous people have more orgasms,
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'Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman' - New York Times
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She is the daughter of Henry Fonda. His portrayal of Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath is embedded in the American consciousness. Jane has always willed herself to be the best at everything. She is also heir to a terrible childhood
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Albert Brown, 105, Survivor of Bataan March
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Albert Brown, the oldest American survivor of the Bataan Death March, in which as many as 11,000 soldiers died at the hands of the Japanese in the Philippines in 1942, and perhaps the oldest American veteran of World War II, died Sunday in Nashville, Ill. He was 105 and lived in Pinckneyville, Ill. His death was confirmed by Kevin Moore, co-author
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Jane Fonda Admits to Suffering from Low Self-Esteem - ThirdAge
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Actress and fitness guru Jane Fonda says she developed a negative body image after overhearing her actor dad Henry Fonda criticizing her looks, Seattle Post Intelligencer reports. According to Fonda, the incident led to a lifelong obsession with her ... -
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Tom Aldredge, 83, Longtime Character Actor
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Tom Aldredge, an Emmy-winning actor who for five decades was ubiquitous on stage and screen, seen in everything from Sondheim to ''The Sopranos,'' died on Friday in Tampa, Fla. He was 83. The cause was lymphoma, his manager, Matthew Sullivan, said. A lean, beaky Midwesterner, Mr. Aldredge seemed to have stepped out of a Grant Wood painting. It was
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Sounds like he's channeling that terrific 1964 nail-biter, Fail-Safe, in which President Henry Fonda averts mutually assured destruction with the aid of nothing more than an interpreter and a big old rotary telephone. But truthfully, it's easy to
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Remembering Sherwood Schwartz, creator of 'Gilligan's Island' and 'The Brady ... - Entertainment Weekly
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It wasn't until ABC saw the success of the 1968 feature film Yours, Mine, and Ours — which told the story of how Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball's characters met and combined their families — that ABC agreed Schwartz could expand the script his way
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1982
    Age 76
    Fonda died at his Los Angeles home on August 12, 1982, from heart disease.
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  • 1981
    Age 75
    Fonda's final performance was in the 1981 television drama Summer Solstice with Myrna Loy.
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    On Golden Pond in 1981, the film adaptation of Ernest Thompson's play, marked one final professional and personal triumph for Fonda.
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  • 1979
    Age 73
    As Fonda's health declined and he took longer breaks between filming, critics began to take notice of his extensive body of work. In 1979, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame for his achievements on Broadway.
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  • 1977
    Age 71
    The first of these was the 1977 Italian killer octopus thriller Tentacoli (Tentacles) and Rollercoaster, in which Fonda appeared with Richard Widmark and a young Helen Hunt.
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  • 1976
    Age 70
    Also in 1976, Fonda starred in the World War II blockbuster Midway.
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    In 1976, Fonda appeared in several notable television productions, the first being Collision Course, the story of the volatile relationship between President Harry Truman (E. G. Marshall) and General MacArthur (Fonda), produced by ABC.
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  • 1975
    Age 69
    Fonda returned to the play in 1975.
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  • 1974
    Age 68
    Fonda's health had been deteriorating for years, but his first outward symptoms occurred after a performance of the play in April 1974, when he collapsed from exhaustion.
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    Fonda continued stage acting throughout his last years, including several demanding roles in Broadway plays. He returned to Broadway in 1974 for the biographical drama, Clarence Darrow, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award.
  • 1973
    Age 67
    After the unsuccessful Hollywood melodrama, Ash Wednesday, he filmed three Italian productions released in 1973 and 1974.
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    A TV-movie adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel, 1973's The Red Pony, earned Fonda an Emmy nomination.
  • 1971
    Age 65
    Fonda returned to both foreign and television productions, which provided career sustenance through a decade in which many aging screen actors suffered waning careers. He starred in the ABC television series The Smith Family between 1971 and 1972.
  • 1970
    Age 64
    In 1970, Fonda appeared in three films; the most successful was The Cheyenne Social Club.
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    In 1970, Fonda and Stewart co-starred in the western The Cheyenne Social Club, a minor film in which they humorously argued politics.
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  • 1968
    Age 62
    The two men teamed up for 1968's Firecreek, where Fonda again played the heavy.
    Fonda appeared against type as the villain 'Frank' in 1968's Once Upon a Time in the West.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1965
    Age 59
    Soon after, in 1965, Fonda married Shirlee Mae Adams, and remained with her until his death in 1982.
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  • 1962
    Age 56
    During the 1960s, Fonda performed in a number of war and western epics, including 1962's The Longest Day and the Cinerama production How the West Was Won, 1965's In Harm's Way, and Battle of the Bulge.
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  • 1960
    Age 54
    Fonda was an ardent supporter of the Democratic Party and "an admirer" of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1960, Fonda appeared in a campaign commercial for presidential candidate John F. Kennedy.
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  • 1958
    Age 52
    Fonda shared the Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations with co-producer Reginald Rose and won the 1958 BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his performance as "Juror #8", who with logic and persistence eventually sways all the jurors to an acquittal.
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  • 1957
    Age 51
    In 1957, Fonda married the Italian baroness Afdera Franchetti They divorced in 1961.
    In 1957, Fonda made his first foray into production with 12 Angry Men, based on a teleplay and a script by Reginald Rose and directed by Sidney Lumet.
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  • 1956
    Age 50
    Fonda worked with Alfred Hitchcock in 1956, playing a man falsely accused of robbery in The Wrong Man; the unusual semidocumentary work of Hitchcock's was based on an actual incident and partly filmed on location.
  • FORTIES
  • 1955
    Age 49
    After an eight-year absence from films, he starred in the 1955 film version of Mister Roberts with James Cagney, William Powell, and Jack Lemmon, continuing a pattern of bringing his acclaimed stage roles to life on the big screen.
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  • 1950
    Age 44
    Later in 1950, Fonda married Susan Blanchard, with whom he had been having an affair since sometime in 1948.
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  • 1949
    Age 43
    In August 1949, Fonda announced to Frances that he wanted a divorce so he could remarry; their 13 years of marriage had not been happy ones for him.
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  • 1948
    Age 42
    He won a 1948 Tony Award for the part.
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    In 1948, he appeared in a subsequent Argosy/Ford production, Fort Apache, as a rigid Army colonel, along with John Wayne and Shirley Temple in her first adult role.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1940
    Age 34
    Fonda agreed, and was ultimately nominated for an Academy Award for his work in the 1940 film, which many consider to be his finest role.
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  • 1936
    Age 30
    In 1936, he married Frances Ford Seymour Brokaw, widow of a wealthy industrialist, George Tuttle Brokaw. The Brokaws had a daughter, Frances de Villers, nicknamed "Pan", who had been born soon after the Brokaws marriage in 1931.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1935
    Age 29
    In 1935, Fonda starred in the RKO film I Dream Too Much with the opera star Lily Pons.
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    Fonda got his first break in films when he was hired in 1935 as Janet Gaynor's leading man in 20th Century Fox's screen adaptation of The Farmer Takes a Wife; he reprised his role from the Broadway production of the same name, which had gained him critical recognition.
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    He made his Hollywood debut in 1935, and his career gained momentum after his Academy Award-nominated performance as Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, a 1940 adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel about an Oklahoma family who moved west during the Dust Bowl.
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  • 1931
    Age 25
    Fonda was married five times and had three children, one of them adopted. His marriage to Margaret Sullavan in 1931 soon ended in separation, which was finalized in a 1933 divorce.
    Fonda left the Players at the end of their 1931-1932 season after appearing in his first professional role in The Jest, by Sem Benelli.
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  • 1928
    Age 22
    Fonda decided to quit his job and go East in 1928 to seek his fortune.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1905
    Born
    Born on May 16, 1905.
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