Henry Fonda

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  • Birth Name: Henry Jaynes Fonda
  • Birth Place: Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
  • Died: August 12, 1982
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Held two jobs while attending the University of Minnesota, where he studied journalism.
  • Turned to acting when Dorothy Brando, the mother of Marlon, asked him to help out at the Omaha Community Playhouse.
  • Roomed with Jimmy Stewart early in his career while they both pursued theatrical work in New York City.
  • To secure his legendary role in The Grapes of Wrath (1940), he had to sign a seven-year contract with 20th Century Fox.
  • Enlisted in the Navy during World War II; earned a Bronze Star and a Presidential Citation Award for his service.
  • Received a Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in 1978 and an Honorary Oscar in 1980.
  • Acted with his daughter Jane in his 1981 swan song On Golden Pond, for which he earned the Best Actor Oscar.

Awards

  • 1980, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special: Nominee
  • 1975, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Special Program: Nominee
  • 1940, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1973, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1958, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1982, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 1948, Tony — Actor (Dramatic): Winner
  • 1975, Tony — Actor (Dramatic): Nominee
  • 1981, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1980, Golden Globe — Cecil B. DeMille Award: Winner
  • 1957, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 1980, Oscar — Honorary Award: Winner
  • 1958, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actor: Winner
  • 1983, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 1976, Grammy — Best Spoken Word Album: Winner
  • 1979, Tony — Special Award: Winner

Relationships

  • William Brace Fonda — Father
  • Herberta Fonda — Mother
  • Jane Fonda — Daughter
  • Peter Fonda — Son
  • Shirlee Fonda — Wife
  • Amy Fonda — Daughter
  • Frances Seymour Brokaw — Wife (deceased)
  • Margaret Sullavan — Ex-wife
  • Afdera Franchetti — Ex-wife
  • Susan Blanchard — Ex-wife
  • Harriet Fonda Warren — Sister
  • Jayne Fonda — Sister

College

  • Attended the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Henry Jaynes Fonda
  • Birth Place: Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
  • Died: August 12, 1982
  • Profession: Actor, Producer