Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda

Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) 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. Throughout six decades in Hollywood, Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in such classics as The Ox-Bow Incident, Mister Roberts and 12 Angry Men. Later, Fonda moved both toward darker epics as Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West and lighter roles in family comedies like Yours, Mine and Ours with Lucille Ball.

Fonda was the patriarch of a family of famous actors, including daughter Jane Fonda, son Peter Fonda, granddaughter Bridget Fonda, and grandson Troy Garity. His family and close friends called him "Hank". In 1999, he was named the sixth-Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute.

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... Henry Fonda received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1978 ... Awards Year Category Film Result Academy Awards 1940 Best Actor The Grapes of Wrath Nominated 1957 Best Picture 12 Angry Men Nominated Producer 1981 Best Actor On Golden Pond Won 1980 Honorary Award Lifetime Achievement BAFTA Awards 1958 Best Actor 12 Angry Men Won 1981 Best Actor On Golden Pond Nominated Emmy Awards 1973 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie The Red Pony Nominated 1980 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Gideon's Trumpet Nominated Golden Globes 1958 Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama 12 Angry Men Nominated 1980 Cecil B ...

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    You spend all your life trying to do something they put people in asylums for.
    —Jane Fonda (b. 1937)