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Henry Fonda

Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 - August 12, 1982) was an acclaimed American film actor beloved for his roles as plain-speaking men of humane decency.

He was born in Grand Island, Nebraska to William Brace Fonda and Herberta Krueger Jaynes. Henry Fonda, an Academy and Tony Award-winning film and stage actor who appeared in nearly 90 films, finally won the Oscar for his performance in On Golden Pond - in which his daughter Jane co-starred. His son Peter is also an actor. Henry Fonda died of cancer and heart disease at his home in Los Angeles just months after his Oscar win, with wife Shirlee and daughter Jane Fonda at his side.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Henry Fonda Facts

Birth NameHenry Jaynes Fonda
BirthdayMay 16, 1905
BirthplaceGrand Island, Nebraska, USA
Date of deathAugust 12, 1982 (age 77)
Height6' 1½" (1m87)  How tall is Henry Fonda compared to you?
Awards1982 Academy Awards: Best Actor (for On Golden Pond)
1982 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (for On Golden Pond)
1981 Academy Awards: Honorary Award
1980 Golden Globe Awards: Cecil B. DeMille Award

Selected Filmography

In Harm's Way
12 Angry Men
9 to 5
Yours, Mine & Ours
Battle of the Bulge
The Longest Day
Spencer's Mountain
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