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Peter Henry Fonda
New York, NY
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign:
Actor; writer; director; producer
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Peter Fonda Fast Facts:
Shot himself–accidentally, by most accounts–in the stomach at age 10; years later, while on an acid trip with John Lennon, told the Beatle, "I know what it's like to be dead," which reportedly inspired the
song "She Said She Said."
Was admitted to the University of Omaha at the age of 17 without finishing high school.
During his stint in college in Nebraska, starred in an Omaha Playhouse production of
In 1961, made his Broadway debut in
Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole.
An avid sailor, bought an 82-foot ketch called Tatoosh with the profits from
Ex-wife Portia Rebecca Crockett is a direct descendant of frontier hero Davy Crockett.
Released a candid autobiography,
Don't Tell Dad: A Memoir
, in 1998.
Frequently lectures on film and media near his ranch at Montana State University.
Peter Fonda Relationships:
Susan Brewer - Ex-wife
Henry Fonda - Father
Justin Fonda - Son
Bridget Fonda - Daughter
Frances Seymour Brokaw Fonda - Mother
Portia Rebecca Crockett - Ex-wife
Parky DeVogelaere - Wife
Troy Garity - Nephew
Frances Brokaw - Half Sister
Jane Fonda - Sister
Amy Fonda - Half Sister
Peter Fonda Awards:
2000 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
1997 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
1969 Oscar: Best Writing (Story and Screenplay--based on material not previously published or produced) - Nominee
1964 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actor - Nominee
1999 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
1999 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
1998 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
Attended University of Omaha, Omaha, NE
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