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Henry Fonda (1905–1982)


Born in Grand Island, Nebraska, Henry Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater troupe directed by Dorothy Brando. He moved to the Cape Cod University Players and later Broadway, New York to expand his theatrical career from 1926 to 1934. His first major roles in Broadway include "New Faces of ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Stage: Appeared (as "Other in the Play"; Broadway debut) in ""The Game of Love and Death" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Romain Rolland as translated by Eleanor Stimson Brooks. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Guild Theatre: 15 Nov 1929-Jan 1930 (closing date unknown/48 performances). Cast: Alice Brady (as "Sophie de Courvoisier"), Frank... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 13 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Marlon Brando] I don't think there's anybody better when he wants to be good. See more »

Trivia:

Son of William Brace Fonda and Herberta Jaynes Fonda. See more »

Trademark:

Noticeable for his "cat-like" walk, especially in westerns: moving at a slow but clock- like tempo, throwing forward one foot at time, while letting the arms dangle loosely at his sides. See more »

Nickname:

One-Take Fonda See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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