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Henry Fonda
Fonda as Mister Roberts, 1948
BornHenry Jaynes Fonda
16 Mey 1905(1905-05-16)
Grand Island, Nebraska, U.S.
Dee'd12 August 1982(1982-08-12) (aged 77)
Los Angeles, Californie, U.S.
Cause o daith
Hert disease
Restin place
Alma materVarsity o Minnesota
Years active1928–1982
Poleetical pairty
Hauf-marrae(s)Margaret Sullavan (1931-1933, divorced)
Frances Seymour Brokaw (1936-1950, her daith)
Susan Blanchard (1950-1956, divorced)
Afdera Franchetti (1957-1961, divorced)
Shirlee Fonda (1965-1982, his death)
Bairns3; includin Jane an Peter
Militar career
Allegiance Unitit States o Americae
Service/branch Unitit States Navy
Years o service1942-1946[1]
Rank Lieutenant (junior grade)
Battles/warsWarld War II

Henry Jaynes "Hank" Fonda (16 Mey 1905 – 12 August 1982) wis an American film an stage actor[2] wi a career spannin mair nor five decade.

Fonda made his merk early as a Broadway actor. He appeared in 1938 in plays performed in White Plains, New York, wi Joan Tompkins. He made his Hollywood debut in 1935, an his career wis gien momentum efter his Academy Awaird-nominatit performance as Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, a 1940 adaptation o John Steinbeck's novelle anent an Oklahoma faimily that muived wast in the Dust Bowl.

Ootthrou five decade in Hollywood, Fonda cultivatit a strang, appealin screen image in sic clessics as The Ox-Bow Incident, Mister Roberts, an 12 Angry Men. Later, Fonda muived thewarts daurker epics siclik Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West an lichter roles in faimily comedies siclik Yours, Mine and Ours wi Lucille Ball, winnin the Academy Awaird for Best Actor at the 54t Academy Awards for the movie On Golden Pond, his feenal film role.

Fonda wis the patriarch o a faimily o kenspeckle actors, includin dochter Jane Fonda, son Peter Fonda, granddochter Bridget Fonda, an grandson Troy Garity. His faimily an close friends cried him "Hank". In 1999, he wis named the saxt-Greatest Male Star o Aw Time bi the American Film Institute.


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  1. "LTJG Henry Jaynes Fonda". TogetherWeServed. 2015. Retrieved 22 Mey 2015.
  2. Obituary Variety, August 18, 1982.