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Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda

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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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Amateur stage actor at Omaha Community Playhouse
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Joined the University Players Guild
1929:
Broadway actor (walk-on) "The Game of Life and Death"
1935:
Made film debut in a leading role opposite Janet Gaynor in "The Farmer Takes a Wife"
1939:
First collaboration with director John Ford, "Young Mr. Lincoln"
1943:
Last films before WWII service, "The Immortal Sergeant" and "The Ox-Bow Incident"
1946:
Returned to films in John Ford's "My Darling Clementine"
1948:
Last feature films for seven years, "A Miracle Can Happen/On Our Merry Way" and John Ford's "Fort Apache"
1948:
Returned to Broadway to star in "Mister Roberts"; stayed with the hit for much of its lengthy run, and later went on tour with the show
1955:
Returned to films to star in an adaptation of "Mister Roberts"
1957:
Lone credit as feature film producer, "Twelve Angry Men", in collaboration with playwright and screenwriter Reginald Rose; Fonda also starred in the film
1962:
Starred on Broadway opposite Olivia De Havilland in "A Gift of Time"
1981:
Last film, "On Golden Pond"

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