Henry Fonda

American actor (1905–1982)

Henry Jaynes 'Hank' Fonda (May 16, 1905August 12, 1982) was an American film and stage actor with a career spanning more than five decades. He was best known for his roles in such films as The Grapes of Wrath, 12 Angry Men and On Golden Pond. He is the father of actors Peter and Jane Fonda.

Henry Fonda (1937)


  • She was not an easy woman to categorize or to explain. If I´ve ever known anyone in my life, man or woman, who was unique, it was she. There was nobody like her before or since. Never will be. In every way. In talent, in looks, in character, in temperament. Everything. There sure wasn't anybody who didn't fall under her spell.
  • I've been close to Bette Davis for thirty-eight years - and I have the cigarette burns to prove it.
    • This 'n that‎ (1987) by Bette Davis and Mickey Herskowitz. Putnam's. p. 98. ISBN 0399132465.
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