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Henry Fonda (Henry Jaynes Fonda)

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Grand Island, Nebraska, USA
Henry Jaynes Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Elma Herberta (Jaynes) and William Brace Fonda, who worked in advertising and printing. His recent ancestry included Dutch, English, and Scottish.

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 America" and "The Farmer Takes a Wife". Read more...

Actor

Character: Dave Tolliver

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine 1936

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Character: Slim

Slim 1937

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Character: Kerry Gilfallen

Wings of the Morning 1937

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Character: Jim Kimmerlee

Spawn of the North 1938

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Character: Gilbert Martin

Drums Along the Mohawk 1939

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Character: 'Brick' Tennant

Let Us Live 1939

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Character: Alexander Moore

Lillian Russell 1940

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Character: Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II

The Big Street 1942

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Character: Thadeus Winship 'Tad' Page

The Magnificent Dope 1942

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Character: Cpl. Colin Spence

Immortal Sergeant 1943

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Character: A Fugitive

The Fugitive 1947

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Character: Lt. Col. Owen Thursday

Fort Apache 1948

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Character: Lt. JG Douglas A. 'Doug' Roberts

Mister Roberts 1955

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Character: Juror #8

12 Angry Men 1957

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Character: Clay Blaisedell

Warlock 1959

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Character: Willie Bauche

The Man Who Understood Women 1959

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Character: Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr.

The Longest Day 1962

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Character: Jethro Stuart

How the West Was Won 1962

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Character: Robert Leffingwell

Advise & Consent 1962

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Character: Lt. Col. Dan Kiley

Battle of the Bulge 1965

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Character: CINCPAC II

In Harm's Way 1965

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Character: Mayor Will Blue

Welcome to Hard Times 1967

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Character: John S. Bottomly

The Boston Strangler 1968

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Character: Harley Sullivan

The Cheyenne Social Club 1970

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Character: Woodward W. Lopeman

There Was a Crooked Man... 1970

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Character: Capt. John G. Nolan

Too Late the Hero 1970

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Character: Himself - Co-Host

The 26th Annual Tony Awards 1972

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Character: Jack Beauregard

My Name is Nobody 1973

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Character: Himself - Presenter

The 28th Annual Tony Awards 1974

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Character: Mr. Whitehead, President of Trojan Construction

Tentacoli 1977

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Character: Elegant John Howard

The Last of the Cowboys 1977

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Character: Norman Thayer Jr.

On Golden Pond 1981

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Character: Himself - Honorary Award Recipient

The 53rd Annual Academy Awards 1981

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Character: Himself

All in the Family 1971

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Character: Colonel Frederick Warner

Roots: The Next Generations 1979

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Character: Himself - Guest

Parkinson 1971

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Character: Dr. Victor Fallon

The Dick Powell Theatre 1961

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Character: Narrator: Grant Wood episode

Pictura 1951

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Character: Morgan 'Morg' Hickman

The Tin Star 1957

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Character: Clarence Earl Gideon

Gideon's Trumpet 1980

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Character: Himself - Guest

Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1948

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Character: Himself - Guest

The Dean Martin Show 1965

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Character: Himself

Sunday Showcase 1959

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Character: Himself - Guest

The George Gobel Show 1954

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Character: Sen. Enfield Bassett

Captains and the Kings 1976

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Character: Carl Tiflin

The Red Pony 1973

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Character: Himself - Host

The Bell Telephone Hour 1959

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Character: Himself - Host

The Kraft Music Hall 1967

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Character: Himself / Host

Life Goes to the Movies 1976

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Character: Himself

Barbra: The Concert 1995

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Character: Joshua Richards

The Bill Cosby Show 1969

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Character: Himself

Fonda on Fonda 1992

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Character: Himself - President of the Academy

Fedora 1978

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Character: Himself - Co-Host & Winner: Special Award

The 33rd Annual Tony Awards 1979

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Character: Actor 'The Lady Eve'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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Character: Himself and Narrator

The Really Big Family 1966

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Character: Himself - Award Winning Actor

Judicial Corruption 0

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Character: Himself - Award Winning Actor

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Character: Himself

Hollywood Goes to War 0

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