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Henry Fonda

Beekeeper / Screenwriter | * 05/16/1905 († 77, 08/12/1982) | Grand Island, Nebraska, USA
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Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American film and stage actor who had a career that spanned five decades in Hollywood. Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in several films now considered to be classics, earning one Academy Award for Best Actor on two nominations. Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor and made his Hollywood film debut in 1935. His film career began to gain momentum with roles such as Bette Davis's fiancee in her Academy Award-winning performance in Jezebel (1938), brother Frank in Jesse James (1939), and the future President in Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), Directed by John Ford. His early career peaked with his Academy Award-nominated performance as Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, about an Oklahoma family who moved to California during the Dust Bowl 1930s. This film is widely considered to be among the greatest ... ()
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Born in Grand Island, Nebraska, Henry Fonda made 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 on Broadway include "New Faces of America" and "The Farmer Takes a Wife". The latter play was transferred to the screen in 1935 and became the startup of Fonda's longtime Hollywood career. The following year he married Frances Seymour Fonda with whom he had two children: Jane and Peter Fonda also were to become screen stars. Henry Fonda 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. 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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Henry Fonda

Bronze Star Medal Academy Award for Best Actor Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play Kennedy Center Honors AFI Life Achievement Award 2x Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Picture Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play

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Movies with Henry Fonda as Actor(118)

as Himself - Actor (archive footage)2019 John Ford: The Man Who Invented America
as Archive Footage2018 Sebring
as Himself (archive footage)2013 John Ford & Monument Valley
as Prof. Tommy Turner (archive footage)2006 Sacco and Vanzetti
as Hugues1993 La classe américaine
as Himself (archive footage)1991 Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire
as Joshua1981 Summer Solstice
as Norman Thayer Jr.1981 On Golden Pond
as Clarence Earl Gideon1980 Gideon's Trumpet
as Colonel J.C. Kincaid1980 The Oldest Living Graduate
as Himself (introduction)1980 The Golden Honeymoon
as Old Prospector1979 Wanda Nevada
as The President1979 Meteor
as Fire Chief Albert Risley1979 City on Fire
as Grandpa George1978 Home to Stay
as Himself / President of the Academy1978 Fedora
as Dr. Walter Krim1978 The Swarm
as Generale Foster1978 The Biggest Battle
as Elegant John1978 The Great Smokey Roadblock
as Simon Davenport1977 Rollercoaster
as Mr. Whitehead, President of Trojan Construction1977 Tentacles
as Adm. Chester W. Nimitz1976 Midway
as Interviewee1975 Parkinson: Meet Henry Fonda
as Kardinal Schuster1974 The Last Four Days
as Clarence Darrow1974 Clarence Darrow
as Alan Davies1973 The Serpent
as Mark Sawyer1973 Ash Wednesday
as Mark Forbes1973 The Alpha Caper
as Carl Tiflin1973 The Red Pony
as Jack Beauregard1973 My Name Is Nobody
as Henry Stamper1971 Sometimes a Great Notion
as Himself (uncredited)1971 Directed by John Ford
as Woodward W. Lopeman1970 There Was a Crooked Man...
as Capt. John G Nolan1970 Too Late the Hero
as Harley Sullivan1970 The Cheyenne Social Club
as John Steinbeck (voice)1969 An Impression of John Steinbeck: Writer
as Bob Larkin1968 Firecreek
as John S. Bottomly1968 The Boston Strangler
as Narrator1968 A Space to Grow
as Frank Beardsley1968 Yours, Mine and Ours
as Commissioner Anthony X. Russell1968 Madigan
as Mayor Will Blue1967 Welcome to Hard Times
as Ben Chamberlain1967 Stranger on the Run
as Narrator1966 To Save a Soldier
as Himself and Narrator1966 The Really Big Family
as Lt Col Kiley1965 Battle of the Bulge
as Marion 'Howdy' Lewis1965 The Rounders
as CINCPAC II1965 In Harm's Way
as Dimitri Koulov1965 The Dirty Game
as The President1964 Fail Safe
as William Russell1964 The Best Man
as Frank Luther Broderick1964 Sex and the Single Girl
as Clay Spencer1963 Spencer's Mountain
as Robert A. Leffingwell1962 Advise & Consent
as Jethro Stuart1962 How the West Was Won
as Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt jr.1962 The Longest Day
as Willie Bauche1959 The Man Who Understood Women
as Clay Blaisedell1959 Warlock
as Lewis Easton1958 Stage Struck
as Juror 81957 12 Angry Men
as Morgan Hickman1957 The Tin Star
as Christopher Emanuel 'Manny' Balestrero1956 The Wrong Man
as Pierre Bezukhov1956 War and Peace
as Mr. Roberts1955 Mister Roberts
as Narrator: Grant Wood episode (voice)1951 Pictura
as Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)1949 Jigsaw
as Lank Solsky1948 On Our Merry Way
as Lt. Col. Owen Thursday1948 Fort Apache
as Joe Adams1947 The Long Night
as Peter Lapham1947 Daisy Kenyon
as A Fugitive1947 The Fugitive
as Wyatt Earp1946 My Darling Clementine
as Gil Carter1943 The Ox-Bow Incident
as Corporal Colin Spence1943 Immortal Sergeant
as Narrator1942 It's Everybody's War
as Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II1942 The Big Street
as George1942 Tales of Manhattan
as Narrator1942 The Battle of Midway
as John Wheeler1942 Rings on Her Fingers
as Tommy Turner1942 The Male Animal
as Thadeus Winship 'Tad' Page1942 The Magnificent Dope
as Charles Pike1941 The Lady Eve
as John Murdock1941 Wild Geese Calling
as Peter Kirk1941 You Belong to Me
as Alexander Moore1940 Lillian Russell
as Chad Hanna1940 Chad Hanna
as Tom Joad1940 The Grapes of Wrath
as Frank James1940 The Return of Frank James
as Gilbert Martin1939 Drums Along the Mohawk
as Abraham Lincoln1939 Young Mr. Lincoln
as Frank James1939 Jesse James
as Brick Tennant1939 Let Us Live
as Marco1938 Blockade
as Ives Towner1938 I Met My Love Again
as Jim Kimmerlee1938 Spawn of the North
as Peter Ames1938 The Mad Miss Manton
as Preston Dillard1938 Jezebel
as himself1938 Breakdowns of 1938
as Jack V. Merrick, Jr.1937 That Certain Woman
as Eddie Taylor1937 You Only Live Once
as Slim1937 Slim
as Kerry Gilfallen1937 Wings of the Morning
as Dave Tolliver1936 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
as Townsend Middleton1936 Spendthrift
as Anthony Amberton / John Smith1936 The Moon's Our Home
as Dan Harrow1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife
as David Bartlett1935 Way Down East
as Johnny Street1935 I Dream Too Much

TV Shows/Series with Henry Fonda as Actor(14)

Movies with Henry Fonda as Crew(1)

Production/Producer1957 12 Angry Men

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Henry Fonda
Born: Tuesday, 05/16 1905 (May) in Grand Island
Died: Thursday, 08/12 1982 (August) in Los Angeles (aged: 77)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Minnesota
Represented by: Music Corporation of America, Inc.
Spouses (current/former): Margaret Sullavan, Afdera Franchetti, Frances Ford Seymour, Susan Blanchard
Father: William Brace Fonda
Mother: Elma Herberta Jaynes
Other names for Henry Fonda (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Hank Fonda"
"Henry Jaynes Fonda"
"One-Take Fonda"
"Генри Фонда"
Henry Fonda frequently works together with these people:
John Ford (16x, Crew)
James Stewart (15x, Actor)
Thomas Little (14x, Crew)
Richard Day (13x, Crew)
Alfred Newman (12x, Crew)
John Wayne (10x, Actor)
Darryl F. Zanuck (10x, Crew)
Sergio Leone (8x, Crew)
Burgess Meredith (8x, Actor)
Ward Bond (8x, Actor)
Lamar Trotti (8x, Crew)
Sammy Davis Jr. (7x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:808, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/31/2020