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Henry Fonda
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Henry Fonda, 1950s
Born Henry Jaynes Fonda
May 16, 1905(1905-05-16)
Grand Island, Nebraska, U.S.
Died August 12, 1982(1982-08-12) (aged 77)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Heart disease
Resting place Cremation
Alma mater University of Minnesota
Occupation Actor
Years active 1928–1982
Political party Democrat
Spouse Margaret Sullavan
Frances Ford Seymour
(1936-1950, her death)
Susan Blanchard
Afdera Franchetti
Shirlee Mae Adams
(1965-1982, his death)
Children 3; including Jane and Peter
Relatives Bridget Fonda (granddaughter)
Vanessa Vadim (granddaughter)
Troy Garity (grandson)

Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American movie, stage, television, radio, and voice 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.

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.


  1. Henry Fonda. Retrieved on January 11, 2007.

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