Biography

Born in Grand Island, Nebraska, Henry Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater troupe directed by Dorothy Brando. He moved to the Cape Cod University Players and later Broadway, New York to expand his theatrical career from 1926 to 1934. His first major roles in Broadway include "New Faces of America" and "The Farmer Takes a Wife". The latter play was transfered to the screen in 1935 and became the start-up of Fonda's lifelong Hollywood career. The following year he married Frances Seymour Fonda with whom he had two children: Jane and Peter Fonda also to become screen stars. He is most remembered for his roles as Abe Lincoln in Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940), for which he received an Academy Award Nomination, and more recently, Norman Thayer in On Golden Pond (1981), for which he received an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1982. Henry Fonda is considered one of Hollywood's old-time legends and was friend and contemporary of James Stewart, John Ford and Joshua Logan. His movie career which spanned almost 50 years is completed by a notable presence in American theater and television.

Born in Grand Island, Nebraska, Henry Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater troupe directed by Dorothy Brando. He moved to the Cape Cod University Players and later Broadway, New York to expand his theatrical career from 1926 to 1934. His first major roles in Broadway include "New Faces of America" and "The Farmer Takes a Wife". The latter play was transfered to the screen in 1935 and became the start-up of Fonda's lifelong Hollywood career. The following year he married Frances Seymour Fonda with whom he had two children: Jane and Peter Fonda also to become screen stars. He is most remembered for his roles as Abe Lincoln in Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940), for which he received an Academy Award Nomination, and more recently, Norman Thayer in On Golden Pond (1981), for which he received an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1982. Henry Fonda is considered one of Hollywood's old-time legends and was friend and contemporary of James Stewart, John Ford and Joshua Logan. His movie career which spanned almost 50 years is completed by a notable presence in American theater and television.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 131

Birthday 1905-05-16

Day of Death 1982-08-12

Place of Birth Grand Island, Nebraska, USA

Official Site http://www.henry-fonda.com/

Also Known As

  • Hank Fonda
  • Henry Jaynes Fonda
  • One-Take Fonda
  • Генри Фонда

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Sebring as Archive Footage
2013 John Ford & Monument Valley as Himself (archive footage)
2006 Sacco and Vanzetti as Prof. Tommy Turner (archive footage)
2003 Once Upon a Time in the West: The Wages of Sin as Frank
2003 Once Upon a Time in the West: An Opera of Violence as Himself
1993 La classe américaine as Hugues
1991 Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire as Himself (archive footage)
1991 Hollywood Remembers: Myrna Loy - So Nice to Come Home to as (archive footage)
1988 The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind as (archive footage)
1981 Summer Solstice as Joshua
1981 On Golden Pond as Norman Thayer Jr.
1980 Gideon's Trumpet as Clarence Earl Gideon
1980 The Oldest Living Graduate as Colonel J.C. Kincaid
1979 Meteor as The President
1979 City on Fire as Fire Chief Albert Risley
1979 Wanda Nevada as Old Prospector
1979 Roots: The Next Generations(8 episodes) as Colonel Frederick Warner
1978 The Kennedy Center Honors(1 episode)
1978 A Special Sesame Street Christmas
1978 The Swarm as Dr. Walter Krim
1978 The Great Smokey Roadblock as Elegant John
1978 Fedora as Himself / President of the Academy
1978 The Biggest Battle as Generale Foster
1977 Rollercoaster as Simon Davenport
1977 Tentacles as Mr. Whitehead, President of Trojan Construction
1976 Captains and the Kings(8 episodes)
1976 Midway as Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
1975 Parkinson: Meet Henry Fonda as Interviewee
1974 Clarence Darrow as Clarence Darrow
1974 The Last Four Days as Kardinal Schuster
1973 My Name Is Nobody as Jack Beauregard
1973 Ash Wednesday as Mark Sawyer
1973 The Alpha Caper as Mark Forbes
1973 The Serpent as Alan Davies
1973 The American Film Institute Salute to ...(2 episodes)
1973 The Red Pony as Carl Tiflin
1971 The American West of John Ford as Himself
1971 Directed by John Ford as Himself (uncredited)
1971 V.I.P. Schaukel(1 episode)
1971 The Smith Family(39 episodes)
1971 All in the Family(2 episodes)
1970 Sometimes a Great Notion as Henry Stamper
1970 There Was a Crooked Man... as Woodward W. Lopeman
1970 The Cheyenne Social Club as Harley Sullivan
1970 Too Late the Hero as Capt. John G Nolan
1969 The Bill Cosby Show(1 episode)
1969 An Impression of John Steinbeck: Writer as John Steinbeck (voice)
1968 Once Upon a Time in the West as Frank
1968 The Boston Strangler as John S. Bottomly
1968 Yours, Mine and Ours as Francis "Frank" Louis Beardsley
1968 Madigan as Commissioner Anthony X. Russell
1968 Firecreek as Bob Larkin
1967 World About Us(1 episode) as Narrator
1967 Stranger on the Run as Ben Chamberlain
1967 Welcome to Hard Times as Mayor Will Blue
1966 To Save a Soldier as Narrator
1966 A Big Hand for the Little Lady as Meredith
1966 The Really Big Family as Himself and Narrator
1965 The Dirty Game as Dimitri Koulov
1965 In Harm's Way as Admiral Nimitz
1965 Battle of the Bulge as Lt Col Kiley
1965 The Rounders as Marion 'Howdy' Lewis
1964 Sex and the Single Girl as Frank Luther Broderick
1964 Fail-Safe as The President
1964 The Best Man as William Russell
1963 Spencer's Mountain as Clay Spencer
1962 How the West Was Won as Jethro Stuart
1962 The Longest Day as Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt jr.
1962 Advise & Consent as Robert A. Leffingwell
1960 The Fabulous Fifties
1959 The Man Who Understood Women as Willie Bauche
1959 The Deputy(76 episodes) as Marshal Simon Fry
1959 Warlock as Clay Blaisedell
1959 The Bell Telephone Hour(107 episodes)
1958 Stage Struck as Lewis Easton
1957 The Tin Star as Morgan 'Morg' Hickman
1957 12 Angry Men as Juror 8
1956 The Wrong Man as Christopher Emanuel 'Manny' Balestrero
1956 War and Peace as Pierre Bezukhov
1956 The Steve Allen Show(2 episodes)
1955 Mister Roberts as Mister Roberts
1955 The Star and the Story(38 episodes) as Himself - Host
1953 General Electric Theater(1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1951 Pictura as Narrator: Grant Wood episode (voice)
1949 Jigsaw as Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(7 episodes)
1948 Fort Apache as Lt. Col. Owen Thursday
1948 On Our Merry Way as Lank Solsky
1947 Daisy Kenyon as Peter Lapham
1947 The Fugitive as A Fugitive
1947 The Long Night as Joe Adams
1947 Tony Awards(2 episodes)
1946 My Darling Clementine as Wyatt Earp
1943 Immortal Sergeant as Corporal Colin Spence
1943 The Ox-Bow Incident as Gil Carter
1942 The Battle of Midway as Narrator
1942 It's Everybody's War as Narrator
1942 The Big Street as Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II
1942 Tales of Manhattan as George
1942 The Magnificent Dope as Thadeus Winship 'Tad' Page
1942 The Male Animal as Tommy Turner
1942 Rings on Her Fingers as John Wheeler
1941 You Belong to Me as Peter Kirk
1941 Wild Geese Calling as John Murdock
1941 The Lady Eve as Charles Pike
1940 Chad Hanna as Chad Hanna
1940 The Return of Frank James as Frank James
1940 Lillian Russell as Alexander Moore
1940 The Grapes of Wrath as Tom Joad
1939 Drums Along the Mohawk as Gilbert Martin
1939 Young Mr. Lincoln as Abraham Lincoln
1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell as Thomas Watson
1939 Let Us Live as 'Brick' Tennant
1939 Jesse James as Frank James
1938 The Mad Miss Manton as Peter Ames
1938 Spawn of the North as Jim Kimmerlee
1938 Blockade as Marco
1938 Jezebel as Preston Dillard
1938 Breakdowns of 1938 as Himself
1938 I Met My Love Again as Ives Towner
1937 That Certain Woman as Jack V. Merrick, Jr.
1937 Slim as Slim
1937 Wings of the Morning as Kerry Gilfallen
1937 You Only Live Once as Eddie Taylor
1936 Spendthrift as Townsend Middleton
1936 The Moon's Our Home as Anthony Amberton / John Smith
1936 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine as Dave Tolliver
1935 I Dream Too Much as Johnny Street
1935 Way Down East as David Bartlett
1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife as Dan Harrow

Production

1957 12 Angry MenProducer

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