Henry Fonda

American actor (1905–1982)

Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American actor. He was the head of a family of actors: son Peter, daughter Jane, granddaughter Bridget and grandson Troy Garity. He has won an Academy Award.

Henry Fonda
Fonda in a publicity still, 1959
Henry Jaynes Fonda

(1905-05-16)May 16, 1905
DiedAugust 12, 1982(1982-08-12) (aged 77)
Alma materUniversity of Minnesota
Years active1928–1981
Political partyDemocratic
Margaret Sullavan
(m. 1931; div. 1933)

Frances Seymour Brokaw
(m. 1936; died 1950)

Susan Blanchard
(m. 1950; div. 1956)

Afdera Franchetti
(m. 1957; div. 1961)

Shirlee Mae Adams (m. 1965)
Children3; including Jane and Peter Fonda

Fonda starred in movies including The Grapes of Wrath (1940), 12 Angry Men (1957), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) and Yours, Mine and Ours (1968). His last performance was in 1981's On Golden Pond.

Fonda was born on May 16, 1905 in Grand Island, Nebraska.[1] He studied at the University of Minnesota.

He was married to Margaret Sullavan from 1931 until they divorced in 1932. Then he was married to Frances Ford Seymour from 1936 until her death in 1950. Then he was married to Susan Blanchard from 1950 until they divorced in 1956. Then he was married to Afdera Franchetti from 1957 until they divorced in 1961. Then he was last married to Shirlee Mae Adams from 1965 until his death in 1982.

Fonda died on August 12, 1982 from heart disease in Los Angeles, California. He was 77.

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