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Henry Fonda in 1937
Henry Jaynes Fonda
May 16, 1905
|Died||August 12, 1982
|Cause of death||Heart disease|
|Alma mater||University of Minnesota|
Frances Ford Seymour
(1936-1950, her death)
Shirlee Mae Adams
(1965-1982, his death)
|Children||3; including Jane and Peter|
|Relatives||Bridget Fonda (granddaughter)
Vanessa Vadim (granddaughter)
Troy Garity (grandson)
Oliver Elfman (great-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.
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.
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