Henry Fonda

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Born

5/16/1905 , Grand Island, Nebraska, USA

Died

8/12/1982

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Biography:

Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an Academy , Golden Globe and Tony Award winning, Emmy nominated film, stage and television actor most known for his roles in films such as Grapes of Wrath, 12 Angry Men, ,Once Upon a Time in the West and On Golden Pond. His career spanned both sides of World War II and indeed he served on a naval ship in the war.
He is the founding father of the Fonda family acting dynasty which includes his children Peter and Jane Fonda, with whom he had a strained relationship, and grandchildren Bridget Fonda and Troy Garity. He was married five times and spent over 40 years in marriage between Margaret Brooke Sullavan (1931-1933) (divorce), Frances Ford Seymour (1936-1950) (death by suicide), Susan Blanchard (1950-1956) (divorce), Countess Afdera Franchetti (1957-1961) (divorce) and Shirlee Mae Adams (1965-1982) (until Henry's death).

ACADEMY AWARD WINS AND NOMINATION:
(years refer to year film was released)
Best Actor:

Grapes of Wrath (1940) (nomination)
On Golden Pond (1981) (win)

Best Picture (as producer):

12 Angry Men (1957) (nomination)

Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award in 1981 for "The consummate actor, in recognition of his brilliant accomplishments and enduring contribution to the art of motion pictures".

EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE:

The Red Pony (1973)
Gideon's Trumoet (1980)

GOLDEN GLOBE WINS AND NOMINATIONS:

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama:

12 Angry Men (1957) (nomination)
On Golden Pond (1981) (win)

Best Motion Picture,Drama (as producer):

12 Angry Men (1957) (nomination)

Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1981.

TONY AWARDS:

Best Actor:

Mister Roberts (1948) (win)
Clarence Darrow (1975) (nomination)

Special Lifetime Achievement Award in 1979.

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