He acted in Kenyon Nicholson's play, "The Barker," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Minor Watson in the cast.
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13 Print Biographies |
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8 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
7 Magazine Cover Photos |
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[on War and Peace
(1956) and referring to author of book Leo Tolstoy
] When I first agreed to do it, the screenplay by Irwin Shaw
was fine, but what happened? King Vidor
used to go home nights with his wife and rewrite it. All the genius of Tolstoy went out the window.
One of his hobbies was bee keeping. This was one of many traits that his son, Peter Fonda
, incorporated into his performance in Ulee's Gold
(1997), a performance Peter says he based on his father.
Often played strong, defensive, heroic characters that were always seeking peace and justice.