Knowledge Identifier: +Henry_Fonda
Henry Fonda as found in the 1910 US Census, 1920 US Census, 1930 US Census, 1931 Maryland Marriages, and Social Security Death Index.
At age 20, Fonda started his acting career at the Omaha Community Playhouse, when his mother's friend Dodie Brando (mother of Marlon_Brando) recommended that he try out for a juvenile part in You and I, in which he was cast as Ricky.
Donald Crisp - Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, he appeared in a wide range of roles alongside some of the era's biggest stars, including Katharine Hepburn in "The Little Minister" , Charles Laughton and Clark Gable in "Mutiny on the Bounty" , Bette Davis and Henry Fonda in "That Certain Woman" , Laurence Olivier in "Wuthering Heights" , Errol Flynn in "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" and "The Sea Hawk" and Gregory Peck in "The Valley of Decision"
Karl Swenson - It was during "Verdun" that Swenson became acquainted with Bretaigne Windust, who was assistant stage manager for that production and one of the founding directors of the University Players, a summer stock company in West Falmouth on Cape Cod. As a principal player with University Players during its summer seasons of 1931 and 1932, and during its 18-week winter season in Baltimore, Maryland, in between, Swenson, as Peter Wayne, acted alongside such other unknowns as Henry Fonda, Margaret_Sullavan, Joshua Logan, James Stewart, Barbara O'Neil, Mildred Natwick, Kent Sm
Mary Wickes - Wickes' first Broadway appearance was in Marc Connelly's "The Farmer Takes a Wife" in 1934 with Henry Fonda
Fonda got the first break, as he was hired to make his first film appearance in 1935 as Janet Gaynor's leading man in 20th Century Fox's screen adaptation of The Farmer Takes a Wife; he reprised his role from the Broadway production of the same name, which had gained him critical recognition.
Eddie Quillan - Eddie Quillan would remain a popular leading and secondary actor throughout the sound film era and would appear in such notable fims as 1935's "Mutiny on the Bounty" with Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, and Franchot Tone, 1939's "Young Mr. Lincoln" opposite Henry Fonda and Alice Brady, and as 'Connie Rivers' in John Ford's 1940 film adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel "The Grapes of Wrath" opposite Henry Fonda and 1943's "Alaska Highway" and "It Ain't Hay" opposite the comedic duo Abbot
In 1936, he married Frances Ford Seymour Brokaw, widow of a wealthy industrialist, George Tuttle Brokaw.
MCA Inc. - In 1939, MCA's headquarters moved from Chicago to Beverly Hills, California, creating a movie division and beginning to acquire talent agencies and represent established actors such as James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Bette_Davis, and Ronald Reagan, whom Wasserman became very close with personally
Ruth Warrick - She worked alongside Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., in the film "The Corsican Brothers" and had a role in the Academy Award winning Disney film "Song of the South"; she appeared in "Daisy Kenyon", which starred Joan Crawford and Henry Fonda, but by the late 1940s her film roles were becoming infrequent and less notable
Fonda after enlisting in United States Navy in November 1942.
Walter Van Tilburg Clark - In 1943 it was adapted into a movie featuring Henry Fonda
Barbara Bel Geddes - Bel Geddes began her film career starring with Henry Fonda in "The Long Night" , a remake of the 1939 French film "Le Jour se lève"
Jack Benny - The company gave Benny the opportunity to produce and package other radio programs , and invest in other entertainment ventures, including the production of a 1949 feature film, "The Lucky Stiff", starring Dorothy Lamour, and as a key financial backer of the 1948 Broadway version of Mister Roberts, starring Henry Fonda
John McIntire - His films include the film noir classic "The Asphalt Jungle" , the 1960 Hitchcock thriller "Psycho" and the 1960 drama "Elmer Gantry", but some of his more memorable roles were in westerns such as the acclaimed "Winchester '73" and "The Far Country" , both with James Stewart, and "The Tin Star", with Henry Fonda
Susan Blanchard (socialite) - Her first marriage was to actor Henry Fonda on December 27, 1950, and lasted until their divorce in May 1956
Frances Bavier - Career highlights include the play "Point of No Return", alongside Henry Fonda, and her turn as Mrs. Barley in the classic 1951 film "The Day the Earth Stood Still"
John Cromwell (director) - Cromwell won the 1952 Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance as John Gray in "Point of No Return" starring Henry Fonda
Lauren Bacall - In 1955, a live television version of Bogart's own breakthrough, The Petrified Forest, was performed as a live installment of Producer's Showcase, a weekly dramatic anthology, featuring Bogart as Duke Mantee, Henry Fonda as Alan, and Bacall as Gabrielle, the part originally played in the 1936 movie by Bette Davis.
John Ford - Later in 1955 Ford was hired by Warner Bros to direct the Naval comedy Mister Roberts, starring Henry Fonda, Jack_Lemmon, William Powell, and James Cagney, but there was conflict between Ford and Fonda, who had been playing the lead role on Broadway for the past seven years and had misgivings about Ford's direction.
In 1957, Fonda made his first foray into production with 12 Angry Men, based on a teleplay and a script by Reginald Rose and directed by Sidney Lumet.
Frank McGrath - In 1957, McGrath had an uncredited role as a stagecoach driver in the Henry Fonda film, "The Tin Star"
Fonda shared the Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations with co-producer Reginald Rose and won the 1958 BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his performance as "Juror 8", who with logic and persistence eventually sways all the jurors to an acquittal.
In 1960, Fonda appeared in a campaign commercial for Democratic Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy.
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. - Roosevelt's actions on D-Day are portrayed in "The Longest Day", a 1962 film in which he was played by actor Henry Fonda
Donald Crisp - His final screen role was as Grandpa Spencer alongside Henry Fonda and Maureen O'Hara in the 1963 film "Spencer's Mountain"
Ann Sothern - She co-starred with Henry Fonda in a 1964 dramatic film, "The Best Man", as a woman whose annoying behavior must be tolerated by presidential candidates because she is considered to have considerable influence in party politics
Richard Jordan - In 1966 Jordan returned to Broadway, appearing in "Generation" with Henry Fonda
Lonesome Dove (TV miniseries) - Originally developed in the 1970s as a script by McMurtry for director Peter Bogdanovich and stars Henry Fonda, John_Wayne, and James Stewart, Lonesome Dove earned 18 Emmy nominations and inspired a pair of miniseries sequel as well as two attempts at an ongoing television series
After the unsuccessful Hollywood melodrama, Ash Wednesday, he filmed three Italian productions released in 1973 and 1974.
Ray Stricklyn - In 1973 he joined the public relations firm John Springer Associates in Los Angeles and became one of the most influential publicists in Hollywood , working with some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Henry Fonda, Shelley_Winters, Janet Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, and Bette Davis
Also in 1976, Fonda starred in the World War II blockbuster Midway.
Orson Welles - He won three Grammy Awards, each win in the category of Best Spoken Word Recording: in 1976, for "Great American Documents" (shared with Helen Hayes, Henry Fonda and James Earl Jones; in 1978, for the original motion picture soundtrack to Citizen Kane; and in 1981, for a recording of Donovan's Brain.
Kevin Dobson - In the 1976 World War II film "Midway", starring Henry Fonda and Charlton Heston, Dobson played the non-fictional character of Ensign George Gay, a pilot and the sole survivor of Torpedo Squadron Eight from the Aircraft Carrier "USS Hornet"'s ill-fated opening attack against the Japanese fleet on June 4, 1942
Peter Coyote - His speaking voice, which helped him win an Emmy for narration in 1992, has often been compared with that of actor Henry Fonda