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Henry Fonda

Best known for his Academy Award for Best Actor nominated role in 1940’s The Grapes of Wrath and his Academy Award for Best Actor win for his part in 1981’s On Golden Pond.

Henry Fonda

Filmography

1935      

The Farmer Takes a Wife

Way Down East

I Dream Too Much

 

1936      

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

The Moon’s Our Home

Spendthrift

 

1937      

Wings of the Morning

You Only Live Once

Slim

That Certain Woman

 

1938      

I Met My Love Again

Jezebel

Blockade

Spawn of the North

The Mad Miss Manton

 

1939      

Jesse James

Let Us Live

The Story of Alexander Graham Bell

Young Mr. Lincoln

Drums Along the Mohawk

 

1940      

The Grapes of Wrath

Lillian Russell

The Return of Frank James

Chad Hanna

 

1941      

The Lady Eve

Wild Geese Calling

You Belong to Me

 

1942      

The Male Animal

Rings on Her Fingers

The Magnificent Dope

Tales of Manhattan

The Big Street

 

1943      

Immortal Sergeant

The Ox-Bow Incident

 

1946      

My Darling Clementine

 

1947      

The Long Night

The Fugitive

Daisy Kenyon

 

1948      

On Our Merry Way

Fort Apache

 

1949      

Jigsaw

 

1955      

Mister Roberts

 

1956      

War and Peace

The Wrong Man

 

1957      

12 Angry Men

The Tin Star

 

1958      

Stage Struck

 

1959      

Warlock

The Man Who Understood Women

 

1962      

Advise & Consent

The Longest Day

How the West Was Won

 

1963      

Spencer’s Mountain

 

1964      

The Best Man

Fail Safe

 

1965      

The Rounders

In Harm’s Way

The Dirty Game

Battle of the Bulge

 

1966      

A Big Hand for the Little Lady

 

1967      

Welcome to Hard Times

 

1968      

Firecreek

Madigan

Yours, Mine and Ours

The Boston Strangler

Once Upon a Time in the West

 

1970      

Too Late the Hero

The Cheyenne Social Club

There Was a Crooked Man…

 

1971      

Sometimes a Great Notion

 

1973      

Night Flight from Moscow

Ash Wednesday

My Name Is Nobody

 

1974      

Last Days of Mussolini

 

1976      

Midway

 

1977      

Tentacles

The Last of the Cowboys

Rollercoaster

 

1978      

The Greatest Battle

Fedora

The Swarm

 

1979      

City on Fire

Wanda Nevada

Meteor

 

1981      

On Golden Pond

Awards

Henry Fonda was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in 1940’s The Grapes of Wrath and won for his part in 1981’s On Golden Pond.

I hope you won’t be disappointed. You see I am not a very interesting person. I haven’t ever done anything except be other people. I ain’t really Henry Fonda! Nobody could be. Nobody could have that much integrity. ~ Henry Fonda

Henry Jaynes Fonda was born May 16, 1905 in Grand Island, Nebraska to printer William Brace Fonda, and his wife, Herberta (Jaynes). The family moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1906.

Fonda was brought up as a Christian Scientist. He said, “My whole damn family was nice.” They were a close family and highly supportive, especially in health matters, as they avoided doctors due to their religion. Despite having a religious background, he later became an agnostic. Fonda was a bashful, short boy who tended to avoid girls, except his sisters, and was a good skater, swimmer, and runner. He worked part-time in his father’s print plant and imagined a po