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Grand Islands, Nebraska
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Los Angeles, Ca
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The Grapes of Wrath
Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American film and stage actor with a career spanning five decades.
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Born in Grand Island, Nebraska, Henry Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater troupe directed by Dorothy Brando. He moved to the Cape Cod University Players and later Broadway, New York to expand his theatrical career from 1926 to 1934. His first major roles in Broadway include "New Faces of America" and "The Farmer Takes a Wife". The latter play was transfered to the screen in 1935 and became the start-up of Fonda`s lifelong Hollywood career. The following year he married Frances Seymour Fonda with whom he had two children: Jane and Peter Fonda also to become screen stars. He is most remembered for his roles as Abe Lincoln in Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940), for which he received an Academy Award Nomination, and more recently, Norman Thayer in On Golden Pond (1981), for which he received an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1982. Henry Fonda is considered one of Hollywood`s old-time legends and was friend and contemporary of James Stewart, John Ford and Joshua Logan. His movie career which spanned almost 50 years is completed by a notable presence in American theater and television.
Full Name at Birth
Henry Jaynes Fonda
William Brace Fonda (father)
Elma Herberta Jaynes (mother)
Jimmy Stewart, Joshua Logan, Myron McCormick, Burgess Meredith, John Steinbeck, Marlon Brando, Jocelyn Brando, Dorothy Brando, Myrna Loy, Hattie McDaniel
Harriet McNeill Fonda (sister), Jayne Fonda (sister)
Jane Fonda (daughter) (actress), Peter Fonda (son) (actor), Amy Fonda (adopted daughter), Bridget Fonda (granddaughter), Justin Fonda (grandson), Troy Garity (grandson), Vanessa Vadim (granddaughter)
Frances Seymour Brokaw (1st wife), Margaret Sullivan (2nd wife), Susan Blanchard (3rd wife), Afdera Franchetti (4th wife), Shirlee Mae Adams (5th wife)
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University of Minnesota for Journalism (did not graduate)
TV commercials: Spokesman for GAF Color Print Film in its "The Color You See is the Color You Get" ad campaign., (1951, 1952) Print ads: Camel cigarettes, (1970s) TV commercials: GAF View-Master
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