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Henry Fonda

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Biography

Fonda in Jezebel (1938)

Source: Wikipedia

Henry Jaynes 'Hank' Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American film and stage actor with a career spanning more than five decades.

Fact file

  • Born: Henry Jaynes Fonda May 16, 1905 Grand Island, Nebraska, U.S.
  • Died: August 12, 1982 (aged 77) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Heart disease
  • Resting place: Cremation
  • Alma mater: University of Minnesota
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1928–1982
  • Political party: Democratic
  • Spouse(s): Margaret Sullavan (1931-1933, divorced) Frances Seymour Brokaw (1936-1950, her death) Susan Blanchard (1950-1956, divorced) Afdera Franchetti (1957-1961, divorced) Shirlee Fonda (1965-1982, his death)
  • Children: 3; including Jane and Peter
  • Relatives: Bridget Fonda (granddaughter) Vanessa Vadim (granddaughter) Troy Garity (grandson)
  • Allegiance: United States of America
  • Service/branch: United States Navy
  • Years of service: 1942-1946
  • Rank: Lieutenant (junior grade)
  • Unit: USS Satterlee (DD-626) USS Curtiss (AV-4)
  • Battles/wars: World War II
  • Awards: Bronze Star Navy Presidential Unit Citation

Read more about Henry Fonda at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Appreciation: The Peter Fonda role we should be talking about isn't 'Easy Rider,' but 'Ulee's Gold'
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-08-17 21:51:26
How Peter Fonda, who died Friday at 79, paid tribute to his father, Henry Fonda, in an Oscar-nominated performance.

Review: Cabaret with ukuleles: Kander and Ebb classics keep spinning as 'The World Goes 'Round'
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-09-07 12:00:00
As its second presentation, the revived Reprise 2.0 is offering a John Kander-Fred Ebb cabaret. Not their “Cabaret,” mind you. Lowercase cabaret. The show is “The World Goes ‘Round,” a small-scale 1991 revue that played off-Broadway and toured, making a stop at L.A.’s Henry Fonda Theatre in 1992....

The Moviegoer, Nov. 12-18
LA Times Entertainme, 2017-11-10 13:00:00
Jesse James Double Feature Heartthrob Tyrone Power plays the title role in director Henry King’s 1939 Jesse James. The film casts a romantic and sympathetic light on the infamous train robber and his younger brother, Frank (Henry Fonda), as a couple of nice Missouri boys out to save the family...

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