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Also Known As: Died: August 12, 1982
Born: May 16, 1905 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Grand Island, Nebraska, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
Great Depression, The (1988) as ("Summer Theatres" - "Economy Blues")
3.
On Golden Pond (1981) as Norman Thayer Jr
During a summer holiday, an elderly couple comes to grips with aging and their troubled relationship with their adult daughter.
4.
Gideon's Trumpet (1980) as Clarence Earl Gideon
In one of his final television roles, Henry Fonda stars as the semi-literate Florida drifter whose court case--being denied counsel at a breaking-and-entering trial because of his inability to afford a lawyer--drastically changed the course of American legal history. His performance won him an Emmy
5.
Meteor (1979) as President
A collision with a comet sends an asteroid speeding toward the Earth.
6.
City on Fire (1979) as Fire Chief Albert Risley
After an oil refinery explodes, two doctors and a nurse work to save the victims, in spite of the personal danger they face in doing so.
7.
Wanda Nevada (1979) as Old Prospector
A drifter wins an orphaned girl in a poker game.
8.
9.
Fedora (1978) as Himself
Fedora, an aging and reclusive film star, dies in Paris, struck by a train. At her funeral, a film producer thinks back over the past two weeks and the part he might have played in her death. He'd gone to Corfu to track her down, pushing himself into her island villa, where she lived with a nurse, an old countess, and the plastic surgeon who's success at keeping her looking young is amazing. We see her mental stability fail as the producer offers her a script for "Anna Karenina;" soon she's locked away in a Parisian asylum and the producer is in the hospital with a concussion. His reverie ended, the countess takes up the narration and completes Fedora's story.
10.
Great Smokey Roadblock, The (1978) as Elegant John
Elegant John is a trucker who has seen better days. John want to make one more big haul before he retires, but his 18-wheeler is repossessed. So he steals his rig back and defies the law even further by making his cargo a load of prostitutes who is hauls across the border for an ex-girlfriend who is
11.
12.
Home to Stay (1978) as Grandpa George
A teenage girl sets off on an odyssey with her spirited but frail grandfather to thwart her uncle's plan to place the old man in a home for the aged. Filmed in Canada, this story is set in Illinois farm country.
13.
Swarm, The (1978) as Dr Krim
Killer bees extend their territory into the U.S., with devastating effect.
14.
Tentacles (1977) as Mr Whitehead
A giant octopus attacks a seaside resort.
15.
Rollercoaster (1977) as Simon Davenport
A terrorist spreads a climate of fear by attacking amusement parks across the U.S.
16.
Midway (1976) as Admiral Chester W Nimitz
The summer of 1942 brought Naval stalemate to the Pacific as the American and Japanese fleets stood at even numbers each waiting for the other to begin a renewed offensive. "Midway" tells the story of this historic June battle where a Japanese carrier force, in an attempt to occupy Midway island and lure the American fleet to destruction, was meet valiently by US forces operating off of three aircraft carriers and numerous escort ships. It was the first battle in which naval air power was extensivly used, and at its conclusion the Japanese Carrier force had been completly destroyed which lead the way for the US 1943 and 44 offensives which would eventually bring the Pacific War to a close.
17.
Collision Course (1976) as General Douglas Macarthur
Dramatization of the historical events surrounding the clash between President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War.
18.
Last Days of Mussolini (1974) as Cardinal Schuster
19.
Alcohol Abuse: The Early Signs (1973) as Narration
20.
Ash Wednesday (1973) as Mark Sawyer
Barbara gets secret plastic surgery in Switzerland in an attempt to save her marriage to Mark, but he doesn't seem interested in meeting her. She checks in to a ski resort to wait for Mark, and begins getting attention from young men. Her daughter tries to warn her that even though she has had the surgery it might be too late for her marriage, but she clings to the hope that Mark will come back once he sees her new look. Meanwhile, she must decide whether or not have an affair with a young man she's met.
21.
Red Pony, The (1973) as Carl Tiflin
Peabody Award-winning color remake of the 1949 movie from the Steinbeck novella -- here without the Billy Buck character -- telling of a turn-of-the-century California farm family and the attachment of their sensitive young son to his horse after being unable to establish an understanding with his g
22.
My Name Is Nobody (1973) as Jack Beauregard
An aging gunfighter's dreams of retirement are thwarted by a hero-worshipping young man.
23.
Serpent, Le (1973) as Davies
24.
Alpha Caper, The (1973) as Mark Forbes
A heist movie in which a parole officer forced into retirement teams up with three ex-cons to pull off a hijacking of a 30 million dollar gold shipment. The main interest is in seeing Fonda as a criminal mastermind in this film that was shown theatrically overseas as "Inside Job."
25.
Sometimes a Great Notion (1971) as Henry
A family of lumberjacks make trouble in the Northwest.
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27.
There Was a Crooked Man ... (1970) as Woodward Lopeman
A cocky inmate (Douglas) at a territorial prison circa 1883 who matches wits with progressive warden (Fonda) towards one goal: escape.
28.
Too Late the Hero (1970) as Capt. John G. Nolan
During World War II, a British platoon goes behind enemy lines in the Pacific.
29.
The Cheyenne Social Club (1970) as Harley O'Sullivan
An aging cowboy finds that the successful business he has inherited is actually a house of prostitution.
30.
Once Upon a Time in the West (1969) as Frank
A mail-order bride enlists an outlaw and a mystery man to help protect her land from a ruthless cattleman.
31.
Born To Buck (1968) as
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Madigan (1968) as Commissioner Anthony X. Russell
NYC police detective Madigan has 72 hours to find the mobster who got away with his gun.
33.
The Boston Strangler (1968) as John S. Bottomly
Federal and local law officers try to catch a deadly serial killer.
34.
Yours, Mine, and Ours (1968) as Frank Beardsley
A widow with eight children marries a widower with ten, then gets pregnant.
35.
Firecreek (1968) as Larkin
A pacifist sheriff must use tougher means when his town is threatened by a band of outlaws.
36.
The Really Big Family (1967) as Narrator
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Welcome to Hard Times (1967) as Will Blue
A broken-down sheriff tries to help his town stand against a mysterious outlaw.
38.
A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966) as Meredith
A pioneer woman replaces her ailing husband in a poker game after he loses most of their money.
39.
The Dirty Game (1966) as Kourlov
40.
The Rounders (1965) as Howdy Lewis
Two ne'er-do-well cowpokes look for sex and easy money in the modern West.
41.
In Harm's Way (1965) as CINCPAC II Admiral
An aging Naval officer leads his men against the Japanese after Pearl Harbor.
42.
Battle of the Bulge (1965) as Lieutenant Colonel Kiley
A crack Nazi unit holds off the Allies during World War II.
43.
Fail Safe (1964) as The President
A failure in the U.S. defense system threatens to start World War III.
44.
Sex and the Single Girl (1964) as Frank Broderick
A journalist sets out to expose a female sex expert but falls for her instead.
45.
The Best Man (1964) as William Russell
Two presidential hopefuls get caught up in the dirty side of politics.
46.
Spencer's Mountain (1963) as Clay Spencer
A Wyoming farmer fights to build a better life for his oldest son.
47.
How the West Was Won (1963) as Jethro Stuart
Three generations of pioneers take part in the forging of the American West.
48.
Advise & Consent (1962) as Robert Leffingwell
A controversial presidential nomination threatens the careers of several prominent politicians.
49.
The Longest Day (1962) as General Roosevelt
The Allied forces launch the D-Day invasion of German-occupied France.
50.
Warlock (1959) as Clay Blaisdell
A Western town hires a famous gunman to rid it of outlaws.
51.
The Man Who Understood Women (1959) as Willi Bauche
A producer's wife runs from life in Hollywood in search of her roots.
52.
Stage Struck (1958) as Lewis Easton
A young actress makes all the wrong moves trying to break in on Broadway.
53.
The Tin Star (1957) as Morgan Hickman
An experienced bounty hunter helps a young sheriff learn the meaning of his badge.
54.
12 Angry Men (1957) as Juror 8, Davis
A jury holdout tries to convince his colleagues to vote not guilty.
55.
The Wrong Man (1957) as Christopher Emanuel "Manny" Balestrero
A musician is mistaken for a vicious thief, with devastating results.
56.
War and Peace (1956) as Pierre Bezukhov
A young Russian girl fights to save her family during Napoleon's invasion of her homeland.
57.
Mister Roberts (1955) as Lt. j.g. Douglas A. Roberts
A naval officer longing for active duty clashes with his vainglorious captain.
58.
Pictura--Adventure in Art (1952) as Grant Wood [Narrator]
60.
Benjy (1951) as Narration
61.
Jigsaw (1949) as Waiter
62.
Fort Apache (1948) as Lt. Col. Owen Thursday
An experienced cavalry officer tries to keep his new, by-the-books commander from triggering an Indian war.
63.
On Our Merry Way (1948) as Lank
Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests, "Has a little child ever changed your life?" Oliver gets answers from two slow-talking musicians, an actress whose roles usually feature a sarong, and an itinerant cardsharp. In each case the "little child" is hardly innocent: in the first, a local auto mechanic's "baby" turns out to be fully developed as a woman and a musician; in the second, a spoiled child star learns kindness; in the third, the family of a lost brat doesn't want him returned. And Oliver, what becomes of him?
64.
The Long Night (1947) as Joe [Adams]
A veteran tries to free his former love from a sadistic lover.
65.
Daisy Kenyon (1947) as Peter Lapham
On the rebound from a married man, a woman marries a veteran, just as her lover becomes available.
66.
The Fugitive (1947) as A fugitive [The priest]
A revolutionary priest flees a Central American dictatorship.
67.
My Darling Clementine (1946) as Wyatt Earp
When the Clantons steal his family's cattle and kill his brother, Wyatt Earp signs on as sheriff of Tombstone and vows to bring them in.
68.
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) as Gil Carter
A loner gets caught up in a posse's drive to find and hang three suspected rustlers.
69.
Immortal Sergeant (1943) as Corporal Colin Spence
During WWII, a corporal in the desert reminisces about the love he left behind and faces uncertainty about his strength as a leader.
70.
The Big Street (1942) as Augustus "Little Pinks" Pinkerton II
A nightclub waiter, who's in love with a selfish showgirl, gets to prove his love when she's injured.
71.
Rings on Her Fingers (1942) as John Wheeler
Susan Miller (Gene Tierney) works behind the girdle counter in a department store and dreams about the beautiful clothes and glamour she can never hope to have. Enter May Worthington (Spring Byington) and Warren (Laird Cregar), a pair of con artists who pose as the mother and uncle of a pretty girl in order to separate millionaires from their money. They convince Susan she has an opportunity to fulfill all her dreams, and the trio heads for Palm Beach. Susan meets John Wheeler (Henry Fonda) who says he is shopping for a sailboat. Believing that he is a millionaire, Warren and May sell him a boat that doesn't belong to them, and make off with his $15,000 life savings. Looking for greener pastures, they work themselves into the family of wealthy Tod Wheeler (John Shepperd), who falls for Sue, posing as "Linda Worthington". But John shows up as a guest of Fenwick and he tells "Linda", not knowing she was part of the scam, that he has a detective after the fake captain (Warren) that sold him the boat. John admits that he is not a millionaire but only a $50-a-week clerk. He asks her to marry him and, over the protests of May, she accepts. Tod, who has been away, wires Linda a marriage proposal which is intercepted by Warren, who accepts on her behalf via a return wire. He intends to blackmail her into marrying Tod and then blackmail the Fenwicks into dissolving the marriage. To get John's money back to him, which she has but can't tell him, Linda enlists the aid of Colonel Prentiss (Henry Stephenson) who runs a gambling house, and the machines are fixed so that John wins his money back. Linda and John go to the terminal to leave, but Tod shows up and she tries to keep him away from John, who knows her as Sue.
72.
The Male Animal (1942) as Tommy Turner
A college professor fights censorship and an amorous football player who's after his wife.
73.
The Magnificent Dope (1942) as [Thadeus] Tad [Winship] Page
Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is contented with his idle, lazy life and threatens to convert Dawson's other students to his philosophy. Dawson captalizes on Tad's attraction to Claire Harris to win him over; but will Tad find out Claire is really engaged to Dawson?
74.
Tales of Manhattan (1942) as George
An actor, Paul Orman, is accidentally told that his new, custom made tail coat has been cursed and it will bring misfortune to all who wear it. As the 4 succeeding wearers of the coat discover, misfortune can often lead to truth.
75.
You Belong to Me (1941) as Peter Kirk
A playboy marries a woman doctor then grows jealous of her male patients.
76.
Wild Geese Calling (1941) as John Murdock
In the 1890s lumberjack John leaves Seattle for Alaska to look for gold. After he marries dancehall girl Sally, he finds she used to be in love with his best friend Blackie.
77.
The Lady Eve (1941) as Charles [Poncefort Pike]
A lady cardsharp tries to con an eccentric scientist only to fall for him.
78.
Lillian Russell (1940) as Alexander Moore
Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by bandleader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.
79.
Chad Hanna (1940) as Chad Hanna
Country boy (Fonda) joins a circus in the 1840s and falls in love with the bare-back rider (Lamour). Later he falls in love with another circus runaway (Darnell).
80.
The Return of Frank James (1940) as Frank James
The legendary outlaw's brother eludes the law to avenge Jesse James's murder.
81.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940) as Tom Joad
Oklahoma farmers dispossessed during the Depression fight for better lives in California.
82.
Jesse James (1939) as Frank James
When a railroad agent kills their mother, Frank and Jesse James take up robbing banks and trains.
83.
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) as Gilbert Martin
A young couple fights off Indian attacks to start a farm in the Mohawk Valley.
84.
Let Us Live (1939) as "Brick" Tennant
Two wrongly convicted men are sentenced to death.
85.
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939) as Thomas Watson
Alexander Graham Bell falls in love with deaf girl Mabel Hubbard while teaching the deaf and trying to invent means for telegraphing the human voice. She urges him to put off thoughts of marriage until his experiments are complete. He invents the telephone, marries and becomes rich and famous, though his happiness is threatened when a rival company sets out to ruin him.
86.
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) as Abraham Lincoln
The future president considers a political career while practicing law.
87.
Jezebel (1938) as Preston Dillard
A tempestuous Southern belle's willfulness threatens to destroy all who care for her.
88.
I Met My Love Again (1938) as Ives [Towner]
The marriage plans of two college sweethearts go amiss when the girlfriend meets a writer and runs off to marry him.
89.
Blockade (1938) as Marco
A Spanish peasant caught up in the Civil War falls for a Russian spy's daughter.
90.
Spawn of the North (1938) as Jim Kimmerlee
Two Alaskan salmon fishermen, Tyler Dawson (skipper of the "Who Cares") and Jim Kimmerlee of the "Old Reliable," are lifelong pals. Their romantic rivalry over young Dian ends amicably. But a more serious rift, with violent consequences, arises when Tyler befriends Russian fish pirates while Jim finds himself aligned with local vigilantes. Notable glacier scenery.
91.
The Mad Miss Manton (1938) as Peter Ames
A daffy socialite gets her friends mixed up in a murder investigation.
92.
Wings of the Morning (1937) as Kerry [Gilfallen]
When a young horse trainer falls for a Gypsy girl, it reignites an old family feud.
93.
You Only Live Once (1937) as Eddie Taylor
When he''s framed for murder, an escaped convict returns to crime to protect his wife and child.
94.
That Certain Woman (1937) as Jack Merrick
A gangster's widow fights for love despite society's disapproval.
95.
Slim (1937) as Slim
Electric linemen compete on the job and in love.
96.
Spendthrift (1936) as Townsend ["Towny"] Middleton
97.
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936) as Dave Tolliver
98.
The Moon's Our Home (1936) as Anthony Amberton
A writer and an actress meet and marry without really knowing each other--they are even unaware that both bride and groom are equally famous. During the honeymoon, all hell breaks loose as a comedic war of the sexes leads inevitably to love.
99.
The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935) as Dan Harrow
A farmer tries to convince the cook on a canal boat to leave her exciting life for him.
100.
Way Down East (1935) as David Bartlett
101.
I Dream Too Much (1935) as Jonathan Street
A composer sets the stage for discord when he pushes his wife into a singing career.

Producer (feature film)

102.
12 Angry Men (1957) as Producer
A jury holdout tries to convince his colleagues to vote not guilty.

Cast (special)

103.
Directed By John Ford (2006) as Himself
Newly updated and re-edited version of the 1971 documentary chronicling the career of maverick director John Ford. Narrated by Orson Welles.
104.
Summer Solstice (1981) as Joshua Turner
The story, set in Wyoming, explores the fifty-year marriage of Joshua and Margaret Turner--from their first meeting on a Cape Cod beach to the present.
105.
Oldest Living Graduate, The (1980) as Colonel J C Kincaid
The story, set in a small Texas prairie town in 1962, follows old Colonel J.C. Kincaid's efforts to keep a lakefront tract of land he loves so much from his son Floyd, a businessman who wants to develop it. The title is derived from the fact that Kincaid is the only surviving member of a local milit
106.
Sensational, Shocking, Wonderful, Wacky '70s, The (1980)
A look back at the people, events, music, and popular culture trends of the 1970s.
107.
General Electric's All-Star Anniversary (1978)
The program recalls the music, song, and comedy of the past 100 years and celebrates the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the General Electric Company.
108.
F.D.R.: The Man Who Changed America (1975) as Narration
The program examines the first two terms of President Franklin D. Roosevelt by way of historic film footage and recordings of his radio broadcasts.
109.
Best of All in the Family, The (1974) as Host
A one-hour special, hosted by Henry Fonda, featuring major highlights from earlier episodes of the hit comedy series.
110.
IBM Presents Clarence Darrow Starring Henry Fonda (1974) as Clarence Darrow
Henry Fonda portrays lawyer Clarence Darrow in this adaptation of the one-man play.
111.
American West of John Ford, The (1971) as Narration
The program salutes John Ford, the great director of Hollywood westerns, through interviews and clips from his films.
112.
Stand Up and Cheer (1971)
The pilot for a prospective series titled "Johnny Mann's Stand Up and Cheer." An hour-long songfest saluting America.
113.
American West of John Ford, The (1971) as Host
The program salutes John Ford, the great director of Hollywood westerns, through interviews and clips from his films.
114.
Howdy (1970)
Music and comedy acts set against the social background of the fictional town of Mildew, Arkansas.
115.
Travels With Charley (1968) as Narration
A partial television adaptation of the novel by John Steinbeck, which depicts one man's odyssey across the United States. (The TV adaptation of the book covers only the scenic wonders from New England to California.)
116.
Henry Fonda and the Family (1962) as Host
A series of comedy sketches based on the statistically oriented American family.
117.
Hollywood: The Selznick Years (1961) as Narration
Film clips, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage reveal the genius of producer David O. Selznick.
118.
Hollywood: The Selznick Years (1961) as Host
Film clips, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage reveal the genius of producer David O. Selznick.
119.
Petrified Forest, The (1955) as Alan Squire
The story of Alan Squire, a drifter who becomes involved with Gabby Maple, the daughter of an Arizona diner owner, and a gang of escaped convicts led by Duke Mantee as they seize the diner for a hideout. Based on the play by Robert E. Sherwood. "The Petrified Forest" was also seen as a segment of "

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

120.
Roots: The Next Generations (1979) as Colonel Frederick Warner
The unparalleled success of "Roots" in 1977 prompted this continuation of Alex Haley's saga, beginning with the events where its predecessor ended in 1882 and bringing the story to the present with James Earl Jones playing Haley and Marlon Brando as American Nazi leader George Lincoln Rockwell, who
121.
Captains And The Kings (Part 5 and 6) (1976) as Senator Enfield Bassett
The nine-hour serialization of Taylor Caldwell's novel about an Irish immigrant and the establishment of his family name through the accumulation of wealth and power during the years from 1857 to 1912, along with his goal of having his son elected the first Catholic President of the United States, g
122.
Captains and the Kings (1976) as Senator Enfield Bassett
The nine-hour serialization of Taylor Caldwell's novel about an Irish immigrant and the establishment of his family name through the accumulation of wealth and power during the years from 1857 to 1912, along with his goal of having his son elected the first Catholic President of the United States, g

Cast (short)

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