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Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda
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Birth Date

May 16, 1905


August 12, 1982


United States

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Natural hair color


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6 ft 2 in | 187 cm


77 kg | 170 lbs

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Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Henry Jaynes Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, United States, on May 16, 1905, was an American actor.

Young Henry Fonda began his acting career on stage, with the Omaha Community Playhouse, at the age of twenty.

He landed his Broadway debut in a play "The Game of Love and Death" (1929).

He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as Lieutenant Roberts in a play "Mister Roberts" (1948).

He made his big screen debut in comedy film The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935) in role as Dan Harrow.

Henry's breakthrough performance came as Tom Joad in drama film The Grapes of Wrath (1940), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Best Movies

He won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Norman Thayer Jr. in drama movie On Golden Pond (1981).

He won a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Juror #9 in courtroom drama movie 12 Angry Men (1957).

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) epic Spaghetti Western with Charles Bronson and Claudia Cardinale

The Lady Eve (1941) romance comedy with Barbara Stanwyck

The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) western opposite Anthony Quinn

My Darling Clementine (1946) Western with Linda Darnell and Victor Mature

Fail-Safe (1964) Cold War thriller with Walter Matthau

Mister Roberts (1955) comedy drama with James Cagney and William Powell

The Longest Day (1962) epic war with John Wayne, Sean Connery and Richard Burton

The Wrong Man (1956) drama with Vera Miles

Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) biographical drama in role as Abraham Lincoln

Fort Apache (1948) western with John Wayne and Shirley Temple

My Name Is Nobody (1973) western comedy with Terence Hill

How the West Was Won (1962) epic western with James Stewart and Gregory Peck

Jezebel (1938) romantic drama with Bette DavisSen.

TV Shows

He played Enfield Bassett in miniseries Captains and the Kings (1976).

He portrayed Colonel Frederick Warner in miniseries Roots: The Next Generations (1979).


Attended the University of Minnesota.

Had a Dutch, English and Scottish ancestry.

Henry made over 106 films during his career.

Was a longtime friend of actor James Stewart.

Received Academy Honorary Award and Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1980.

Received Special Tony Award in 1979.

His favorite hobbie was making model airplanes.

Fonda died on August 12, 1982, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 77.


He was married to:

Shirlee Fonda (1965-1982)

Afdera Franchetti (1957-1961)

Susan Blanchard (1950-1956)

Frances Ford Seymour (1936-1950) they had two children, Jane and Peter

Margaret Sullavan (1931-1932)


He dated Barbara Stanwyck (1941).

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