Henry Fonda

Fonda in ''[[Warlock (1959 film)|Warlock]]'' (1959) Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American actor whose career spanned five decades on Broadway and in Hollywood. On screen and stage, he often portrayed characters that embodied an everyman image.

Born and raised in Nebraska, Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor and made his Hollywood film debut in 1935. He rose to film stardom with performances in films like ''Jezebel'' (1938), ''Jesse James'' (1939) and ''Young Mr. Lincoln'' (1939). He received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Tom Joad in ''The Grapes of Wrath'' (1940).

In 1941, Fonda starred opposite Barbara Stanwyck in the screwball comedy classic ''The Lady Eve''. After his service in World War II, he starred in two highly regarded Westerns: ''The Ox-Bow Incident'' (1943) and ''My Darling Clementine'' (1946), the latter directed by John Ford. He also starred in Ford's Western ''Fort Apache'' (1948). During a seven-year break from films, Fonda focused on stage productions, returning to star in the war-boat ensemble movie ''Mister Roberts'' in 1955, a role he championed on Broadway. In 1956, at the age of 51, Fonda played the title role of 38-year-old Manny Balestrero in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller ''The Wrong Man''. In 1957, Fonda starred as Juror 8, the hold-out juror, in ''12 Angry Men'', a film he co-produced and that earned him a BAFTA award for Best Foreign Actor.

Later in his career, Fonda played a range of characters, including a villain in the epic ''Once Upon a Time in the West'' (1968) and the lead in the romantic comedy ''Yours, Mine and Ours'' with Lucille Ball. He also portrayed military figures, such as a colonel in ''Battle of the Bulge'' (1965) and Admiral Nimitz in ''Midway'' (1976).

Fonda won the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 54th Academy Awards for his final film role in ''On Golden Pond'' (1981), which co-starred Katharine Hepburn and his daughter Jane Fonda. He was too ill to attend the ceremony and died from heart disease five months later.

Fonda was the patriarch of a family of actors, including daughter Jane Fonda, son Peter Fonda, granddaughter Bridget Fonda and grandson Troy Garity. In 1999, he was named the sixth-Greatest Male Screen Legends of the Classic Hollywood Era (stars with a film debut by 1950) by the American Film Institute. Provided by Wikipedia
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  1. Fonda
    my life
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    by Fonda, Henry, 1905-1982
    Published 1981
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  2. Spencer's Mountain
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    Published 2010
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  3. The lady Eve
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    Published 2020
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  4. Hollywood
    the great stars
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    Published 2020
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  5. The Mad Miss Manton
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    Published 2009
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  6. 12 angry men
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    Published 2011
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  7. The big street
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    Published 2007
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  8. Once upon a time in the west
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  9. The fugitive
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    Published 2011
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  10. Sex and the single girl
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    Published 2009
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  11. My name is Nobody
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    Published 2002
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  12. Ox-bow incident
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  13. Fail-safe
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    Published 2000
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  14. Battle of the Bulge
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    Published 2005
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  15. The grapes of wrath
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    Published 2007
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  16. 12 angry men
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    Published 2001
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  17. On Golden Pond
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    Published 2003
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  18. Sometimes a great notion
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    Published 2011
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  19. The wrong man
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    Published 2004
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