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Henry Fonda

Actor Henry Fonda

Profession: Actor

United States of America

Biography: The Grapes of Wrath, 12 Angry Men and On Golden Pond.

Born: May 16, 1905
Birthplace: Grand Island, Nebraska, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: August 12, 1982 (aged 77)
Cause of Death: Heart disease

Married Life

  • 1936-09-16 American actor Henry Fonda (31) weds Canadian-American socialite Frances Ford Seymour (28) at Christ Church, New York City
  • 1950-12-27 American actor Henry Fonda (45) weds socialite and third wife Susan Blanchard (22) in New York City; divorce in 1956

Historical Events

  • 1938-03-10 "Jezebel" film premieres directed by William Wyler, starring Bette Davis and Henry Fonda, from the play by Owen Davis
  • 1940-01-24 "The Grapes of Wrath", directed by John Ford and based on John Steinbeck's novel of the same name, starring Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell, is released
  • 1948-03-28 2nd Tony Awards: "Mister Roberts" (Play); Henry Fonda (Actor) and Joshua Logan (Director) win
  • 1954-01-20 Herman Wouk's stage drama "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial", adpated from his novel "The Caine Mutiny", starring Henry Fonda, and directed by Charles Laughton, premieres at the Plymouth Theatre, NYC; runs for 415 performances
  • 1957-04-10 "12 Angry Men", directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb, is released
  • 1982-01-30 39th Golden Globes: On Golden Pond, Henry Fonda & Meryl Streep win
  • 1982-03-29 54th Academy Awards: "Chariots of Fire", Henry Fonda & Katharine Hepburn win

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