Henry Fonda Net Worth

Henry Fonda Net Worth is
$12 Million

Henry Fonda Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

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 ...

Full NameHenry Fonda
Date Of BirthMay 16, 1905, Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
DiedAugust 12, 1982, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of BirthGrand Island, Nebraska, USA
Height6' 1½" (1.87 m)
ProfessionActor, Producer, Soundtrack
EducationUniversity of Minnesota, Omaha Central High School
SpouseShirlee Mae Adams (m. 1965–1982)
ChildrenJane Fonda, Peter Fonda, Amy Fishman
ParentsElma Herberta Fonda, William Brace Fonda
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Actor, Academy Honorary Award, AFI Life Achievement Award, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, Kennedy Center Honors, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor, National Board o...
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor, People's Choice Award for Favorit...
Movies12 Angry Men, Once Upon a Time in the West, My Darling Clementine, The Grapes of Wrath, On Golden Pond, Young Mr. Lincoln, Fort Apache, Mister Roberts, The Ox-Bow Incident, The Lady Eve, My Name Is Nobody, Fail Safe, How the West Was Won, The Wrong Man, Drums Along the Mohawk, The Return of Frank Ja...
TV ShowsCaptains and the Kings, The Smith Family, The Bell Telephone Hour, The Deputy, The Star and the Story, Poetry Hall of Fame Collection
Star SignTaurus
1Often worked with his best friend 'James Stewart'
2Often played strong, defensive, heroic characters that were always seeking peace and justice.
3Bright blue eyes
4Noticeable 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.
Roots: The Next Generations (1979)$250,000
Sex and the Single Girl (1964)$100,000
The Longest Day (1962)$30,000
Fort Apache (1948)$110,000
The Mad Miss Manton (1938)$25,000
1The beat actors do not let the wheels show.
2At a roast for Bette Davis, after many references to her chain smoking, Fonda said we really didn't mean to burn down the sets on Jezebel, but there was Bette and those damned cigarettes, which resulted in uproarious laughter.
3[on Marlon Brando] I don't think there's anybody better when he wants to be good.
4[on the producers of "War and Peace"] Their idea of Pierre was that he look as much like Rock Hudson as possible.
5[on stage acting] Anyone who gives the same performance he gave on opening night is not doing a good job. Unless a performance is growing constantly, unless the actor is finding new insights into the character, he must grow stale.
6I don't really like myself. Never did. People mix me up with the characters I play. I'm not a great guy like Doug Roberts [in 'Mister Roberts']. I'd like to be but I'm not.
7Money must be, I guess, what first took me to Hollywood. When I first came out, I certainly had NO ambition to make pictures.
8[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.
9[on John Ford] He was so egomaniacal. He would never rehearse, didn't want to talk about a part. If an actor started to ask questions he'd either take those pages and tear them out of the script or insult him in an awful way. He loved getting his shot on the first take, which for him meant it was fresh. He would print the first take -- even if it wasn't any good.
10[on John Ford] He had instinctively a beautiful eye for the camera. But he was also an egomaniac.
11I don't want to be in a fake war in a studio.
12[on director John Ford] It has to do with the fact that Ford, for all his greatness, is an Irish egomaniac, as anyone who knows him will say.
13I've been close to Bette Davis for thirty-eight years - and I have the cigarette burns to prove it.
14I can't articulate about the Method because I never studied it. I don't mean to suggest that I have any feelings one way or the other about it. I don't know what the Method is and I don't care what the Method is. Everybody's got a method. Everybody can't articulate about their method, and I can't, if I have a method - and Jane sometimes says that I use the Method, that is, the capital letter Method, without being aware of it. Maybe I do, it doesn't matter.
15[on Jane Fonda and Peter Fonda, 1976] "I didn't help or discourage them or lead them by the hand. I'm not trying to set myself up as a good father, because I wasn't a good father. But I think I knew instinctively that if they did make it, they would like to know they'd done it on their own. I recognise all the problems my children have had, and I don't claim any credit for what they've become. They've become what they are in spite of me."
16I look like my father. To this day, when I walk past a mirror and see my reflection in it, my first impression is: That's my father. There is a strong Fonda look.
17If there is something in my eyes, a kind of honesty in the face, then I guess you could say that's the man I'd like to be, the man I want to be.
18[speaking in 1978] I guess I go overboard to avoid taking credit for the image I have. That's why it's easier to live with myself. I don't feel I'm totally a man of integrity.
19[about director Sergio Leone] Next to Clint Eastwood's father, he personally had done more for 'Clint Eastwood' than anyone else."
20Baby it out. That's an old marble shooter's expression for approaching your target cautiosly instead of trying to take it out with one shot.
21I'm not that pristine pure, I guess I've broken as many rules as the next feller. But I reckon my face looks honest enough and if people buy it, Hallelujah.
22I hope you won't be disappointed. You see I am not a very interesting person. I haven't ever done anything except be other people. I ain't really Henry Fonda! Nobody could be. Nobody could have that much integrity.
23I don't want to just sell war bonds. I want to be a sailor.
1He appeared in three films directed by Sidney Lumet: 12 Angry Men (1957), Stage Struck (1958) and Fail-Safe (1964).
2His daughter Jane claims that she only saw him cry once, when Franklin D. Roosevelt died.
3In a 1981 interview in "Playboy", Fonda claimed that Sex and the Single Girl (1964) was the worst film that he had ever made.
4Unlike a lot of film stars that started their careers on Broadway, Fonda returned regularly to the New York stage throughout his career.
5He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1601 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
6Fonda turned down the Charles Bronson role in "Death Wish" because he termed its theme 'repulsive.'.
7After being television spokesperson for GAF Film for seven years, Fonda was happy to do a Lifesavers commercial in Omaha on the same block on which he had lived when he was eight years old.
8Although Fonda confesses he would have liked to play George in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," his agent turned the script down without consulting him.
9Although he was against the Vietnam War, Fonda was ultimately persuaded to go on a twenty-three day tour, taking Polaroids with the servicemen and autographing them.
10According to author Michael Buckley, Fonda's most cherished childhood memory was being awakened by his mother to see Halley's Comet in 1910.
11He played unnamed US Presidents in two films: Fail-Safe (1964) and Meteor (1979).
12Fonda was considered the most talented of all the Hollywood celebrities who painted in oils, mostly still lifes. He was offered considerable sums on many occasions for his paintings but preferred to give them away to friends.
13Fonda was a member of the University Players, a group of young actors located in Falmouth near Provincetown. Other members included Joshua Logan, Kent Smith, Myron McCormick, Bretaigne Windust, Charles Arnt, Mildred Natwick, James Stewart, Barbara O'Neill, and future wife Magaret Sullavan. They stayed together for four years.
14Fonda's first Broadway role was a small one in "A Game of Love and Death" with Alice Brady, Claude Rains, and Otto Kruger.
15Although he received great acclaim for both his acting and producing "Twelve Angry Men," Fonda, who was working on a percentage of the profits for his compensation as both actor and producer, ultimately received nothing for acting or producing, because the film just broke even.
16Fonda did preliminary work on a picture to be called "Clown" about the life of Emmet Kelly, but script problems caused it to fall through.
17Fonda admits he was initially attracted to acting because it helped him "to get behind a mask.".
18He was a big fan of All in the Family (1971) and had the privilege of hosting "The Best of All in the Family, which looked back at the best moments from the first 100 episodes of the show.
19Played a man wrongly accused of a crime four times: You Only Live Once (1937), Let Us Live (1939), The Wrong Man (1956), and Gideon's Trumpet (1980).
20Won a 1979 Special Tony Award.
21Was a first-hand witness to the Omaha race riots of 1919 and lynching of Will Brown.
22He left a clause in his will requesting that there be no funeral or memorial service.
23He was a close friend of actor Ross Alexander from the time they first worked together on Broadway.
24With the exception of a $200,000 bequest to daughter Amy, he left his entire estate to his 5th wife Shirlee Adams.
25Appeared in three movies based exclusively on World War II battles, The Longest Day (1962), Battle of the Bulge (1965) and Midway (1976), and also appeared in a more fictional representation of the Pearl Harbor attack and early South Pacific campaign, In Harm's Way (1965), in the same role he would portray in "Midway," Admiral Chester Nimitz (referred to as CINCPAC II in "In Harm's Way").
26He returned to Broadway in 1974 for the biographical drama Clarence Darrow for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Fonda's health had been deteriorating for years, but his first outward symptoms occurred after an April 1974 performance when he collapsed from exhaustion. After the appearance of a heart arrhythmia brought on by prostate cancer, a pacemaker was installed and Fonda returned to the play in the following year. After the run of the 1978 play First Monday of October, he took the advice of his doctors and quit the rigors of live stage, though he continued to star in films and on television.
27Fonda told his third wife Susan Blanchard to stay away from Ward Bond, whose ultra-conservative views and active support for McCarthyism he despised.
28He was a founding member of the Hollywood Democratic Committee during the 1930s, formed in support of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal agenda.
29Considered for the leading role of "Ladri di biciclette" (1948).
30Son of William Brace Fonda and Herberta Jaynes Fonda.
31Ranked #6 as AFI's top male screen legends.
32Contrary to popular belief, Fonda did approve of his daughter Jane's anti-war activism during Vietnam and at AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda (1978) told her critics to "shut up", because "she's perfect".
33He was one of the most active, and most vocal, liberal Democrats in Hollywood along with Robert Ryan and Gregory Peck. He once said that President Ronald Reagan made him "physically ill", and that he "couldn't stomach any of the Republicans, most of all Richard Nixon.".
341982: Was unable to be present at the 1982 Academy Awards ceremony to accept his best actor Oscar for On Golden Pond (1981). His award was accepted on his behalf by his daughter Jane Fonda.
35Was good friends with John Wayne from the time they were part of the director John Ford's stock company. Henry's son, Peter Fonda, in his autobiography, said that Henry had some trouble with the Duke and fellow Ford film co-star Ward Bond over politics, as the two were definitely to his father's right. Peter said that the Duke and Bond were wonderful with him and very warm, in contrast to his father, who was rather cold. Henry would drift away from the Ford stock company, and his relationship with the great director would end on the set of Mister Roberts (1955) when he objected to Ford's direction of the film. Ford punched Fonda and had to be replaced.
36Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 284-287. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
37Nearly fell out with his close friend James Stewart in an argument over blacklisting in the spring of 1947. It happened shortly after Fonda joined Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and John Huston in signing an open letter to the House Unamerican Activities Committee, suggesting it end its investigations of Communism involvement in the film industry. According to Stewart, the argument was "long and pretty heated" and ended only when the two men realized they were jeopardizing so many years of friendship. Soon afterward, Fonda moved to New York, not returning to Hollywood until 1955. Although part of the reason for his extended stay in the East was his starring role in Mister Roberts on Broadway, he also confided to friends that he couldn't tolerate the political climate in Southern California during those years. Jane Fonda admits she never got her father to say exactly what was said during the argument with Stewart. "I know it was definitely about the House Unamerican Activities Committee and what became known as McCarthyism later on," she recalled. "And it's true that their friendship really almost ended over that. That was why, after they had cooled down, they decided they would never again talk politics when they were together. But since they were agreeing to be so close-mouthed with one another, they were hardly going to start opening up to other people.".
38Separated from third wife Margaret Sullavan after only two months of marriage, however the formal divorce proceedings took longer than the time they were living together as husband and wife, with the final divorce decree not being finalized until an additional thirteen months after separation.
39The birth of his daughter Jane Fonda was the cause of some interruptions during his filming of Jezebel (1938) with Bette Davis.
40Formed a partnership with actors Robert Ryan and Martha Scott in 1968, co-founding the theatrical production company Plumstead Playhouse in New York. Later called the Plumstead Theatre Society, it co-produced the Broadway production of First Monday in October, starring Fonda and Jane Alexander.
41Three films of his are on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time. They are: On Golden Pond (1981) at #45, 12 Angry Men (1957) at #42, and The Grapes of Wrath (1940) at #7.
42On April 12, 1967, he visited the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Kitty Hawk for an overnight stay in preparation for his role in Yours, Mine and Ours (1968).
43Fonda, who played the second Commander in Chief-Pacific (CINCPAC II) in In Harm's Way (1965), was actually a naval veteran of World War II who served in the Pacific Theater. After making The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), Fonda enlisted in the Navy to fight in World War II, saying, "I don't want to be in a fake war in a studio." He served in the Navy for three years, initially as a Quartermaster 3rd Class on the destroyer USS Satterlee; later, Fonda was commissioned as a Lieutenant Junior Grade (O-2) in Air Combat Intelligence. For his service in the Central Pacific, he won the Bronze Star, the fourth highest award for bravery or meritorious service in conflict with the enemy.
44His performance as Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940) is ranked #51 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
45Named Father of The Year 1963 by the Father's Day/Mother's Day Council, Inc.
46Of the Oscar-winning father-daughter couples, he and daughter Jane are the one of two pairs where the daughter won an Academy award before the father did. The other pair is Hayley Mills and John Mills. Hayley's 1960 honorary Oscar was given to her for the best juvenile performance in Pollyanna (1960). Her father John became very popular with the denizens of Hollywood when the Mills family resided there while Hayley made films for Walt Disney. He won a supporting actor Oscar in 1971 for his role as the village idiot in David Lean's Ryan's Daughter (1970).
47He and his daughter Jane Fonda were the first father-daughter couple to be Oscar-nominated the same year (1982).
48One 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.
49Pictured on a 37¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series, issued in his honor on 20 May 2005.
50Named the #6 greatest actor on The 50 Greatest Screen Legends by the American Film Institute
51He was voted the 10th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere Magazine.
52Won Broadway's 1948 Tony Award as best dramatic actor for the title role in "Mister Roberts" and award shared with Paul Kelly for "Command Decision: and Basil Rathbone for "The Heiress." He also won a second special Tony in 1979, and was additionally nominated for Broadway's 1975 Tony Award as best dramatic actor for "Clarence Darrow".
53Though a Democrat for most of his life, Fonda was once a registered Republican, according to his son Peter Fonda in his autobiography Don't Tell Dad: A Memoir (1999). Peter believes that Henry's liberalism caused him to be gray-listed during the early 1950s, when he experienced a six-year layoff from films.
54He was voted the 29th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
55Was twice a roommate and a very close friend of James Stewart. They met and shared a room when the two were both struggling young actors in the early 1930s. Fonda went to Hollywood shortly before Stewart. When Stewart arrived he shared Fonda's home, where they both gained reputations as ladies' men. After both married and had kids, the more mellow buddies still hung out, usually spending time building model airplanes.
56The Fonda family was acquainted with Marlon Brando's family, as they both lived in Omaha, Nebraska and Henry appeared with Marlon's mother Dorothy in community theater. In fact, the Brando family, on a trip to Southern California in the late 1930s, visited Henry on a movie set. The two very different actors never knew each other socially because Fonda was much older. In fact, when the teen-aged Brando started out as an actor, he did so in the shadow of Fonda, who was the most famous person from Omaha at that point. Brando did tell a story about how he had to fire a housekeeper after he found out that she was allowing tourists to come into his home to look around the digs of a star, for a fee. Soon after, Henry called him to check up on the credentials of a woman applying for the job of housekeeper at his home. It was the same woman that Brando had fired. He enthusiastically recommended her to his mother's former acting protégé, without telling him of her unauthorized tours.
57A friendship and collaboration of nearly 20 years was ended when director John Ford sucker-punched him while making Mister Roberts (1955).
58In spite of his kind, heroic, honest screen persona, he was often described as being cold, aloof and frequently angry off-screen.
59Was known as a ladies' man in Hollywood, having been involved in affairs with many actresses.
60He periodically returned to the legitimate stage throughout his career (Mister Roberts, Critic's Choice and First Monday in October), but missed out on the chance to create the role of George in the original Broadway production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. His agent rejected the script out of hand, without consulting him. The agent gave as his reason the assertion that, "You don't want to be in a play about four people yelling at each other all the time." Fonda, who was an admirer of playwright Edward Albee's talents, was furious. It didn't help matters when old friends like James Stewart and his wife Gloria Stewart, or even his own daughter Jane, told him that they saw the play in New York and couldn't picture anyone but Fonda in the lead. Finally seeing the show himself, Fonda was duly impressed by Arthur Hill's performance in the role, and conceded that he couldn't have played the part any better.
61At 76, he was the oldest person to win a best actor Oscar.
62His distant ancestors came from Genoa, Italy, and fled to the Netherlands around 1400. Among the early Dutch settlers in America, they established a still-thriving small town in upstate New York named Fonda in the early 1600s, named after patriarch Douw Fonda, who was later killed by Indians. He also had English, Scottish, and more distant Norwegian, ancestry. His paternal grandparents moved to Nebraska in the 1800s.
63Hobby was making model airplanes and kites.
64During a Barbara Walters interview, Jane Fonda claimed that her father was deeply in love with Lucille Ball and that the two were "very close" during the filming of Yours, Mine and Ours (1968).
65Father of Jane Fonda and Peter Fonda from his marriage to Frances Brokaw. Adoptive father of Frances de Villers Brokaw (born 1931) and Amy Fishman (born 1953) from his marriage to Susan Blanchard. Grandfather of Bridget Fonda, Justin Fonda, Vanessa Vadim and Troy Garity. Ex-father-in-law of Roger Vadim and Tom Hayden.
66Earned the rank of Life Scout and became a scout master as an adult.
67Studied acting with Dorothy Brando, mother of Marlon Brando.
68Ranked #95 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]


Summer Solstice1981TV MovieJoshua
On Golden Pond1981Norman Thayer Jr.
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall1980TV MovieNarrator
Gideon's Trumpet1980TV MovieClarence Earl Gideon
The Oldest Living Graduate1980TV MovieColonel J.C. Kincaid
Family1979TV SeriesJames Lawrence
Meteor1979The President
Wanda Nevada1979Old Prospector
City on Fire1979Fire Chief Albert Risley
Roots: The Next Generations1979TV Mini-SeriesColonel Frederick Warner
The Swarm1978Dr. Walter Krim
Fedora1978President of the Academy
Home to Stay1978TV MovieGrandpa George
The Biggest Battle1978General Foster
Soldier's Home1977TV ShortHost
Rollercoaster1977Simon Davenport
The Last of the Cowboys1977Elegant John Howard
Tentacles1977Mr. Whitehead, President of Trojan Construction
Captains and the Kings1976TV Mini-SeriesSen. Enfield Bassett
Midway1976Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur1976TV MovieGen. Douglas MacArthur
The American Parade1975TV Mini-SeriesNarrator
Clarence Darrow1974TV MovieClarence Darrow
The Last 4 Days1974Cardinale Schuster
My Name Is Nobody1973Jack Beauregard
Ash Wednesday1973Mark Sawyer
The Alpha Caper1973TV MovieMark Forbes
The Serpent1973Allan Davies
The Red Pony1973TV MovieCarl Tiflin
The Smith Family1971-1972TV SeriesDet. Sgt. Chad Smith
The Doris Day Show1971TV SeriesHenry Fonda
Sometimes a Great Notion1970Henry Stamper
Howdy1970TV Movie
There Was a Crooked Man...1970Woodward W. Lopeman
The Cheyenne Social Club1970Harley Sullivan
Too Late the Hero1970Capt. John G. Nolan
Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour1970TV SeriesSurgeon
The Bill Cosby Show1970TV SeriesJoshua Richards
Once Upon a Time in the West1968Frank
Pat Paulsen for President1968TV MovieNarrator (voice)
The Boston Strangler1968John S. Bottomly
Yours, Mine and Ours1968Frank Beardsley
Madigan1968Commissioner Anthony X. Russell
Stranger on the Run1967TV MovieBen Chamberlain
Welcome to Hard Times1967Mayor Will Blue
A Big Hand for the Little Lady1966Meredith
Battle of the Bulge1965Lt. Col. Dan Kiley
The Secret Agents1965Dimitri Koulov
In Harm's Way1965CINCPAC II
The Rounders1965Marion 'Howdy' Lewis
Sex and the Single Girl1964Frank
Fail-Safe1964The President
The Best Man1964William Russell
Spencer's Mountain1963Clay Spencer
The Dick Powell Theatre1963TV SeriesDr. Victor Fallon
How the West Was Won1962Jethro Stuart
The Longest Day1962Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
Advise & Consent1962Robert Leffingwell
San Francisco Fire1962ShortNarrator (voice)
The Deputy1959-1961TV SeriesChief Marshal Simon Fry Marshal Simon Fry
The Man Who Understood Women1959Willie Bauche
Warlock1959Clay Blaisedell
Stage Struck1958Lewis Easton
Rangers of Yellowstone1958ShortNarrator
The Tin Star1957Morgan 'Morg' Hickman
12 Angry Men1957Juror 8
The Wrong Man1956Manny Balestrero
War and Peace1956Pierre Bezukhov
Mister Roberts1955Lt. JG Douglas A. 'Doug' Roberts
Producers' Showcase1955TV SeriesAlan Squier
General Electric Theater1955TV SeriesEmmett Kelly
Main Street to Broadway1953Henry Fonda (scenes deleted)
Medallion Theatre1953TV Series
Benjy1951ShortNarrator (voice)
Jigsaw1949Nightclub Waiter (cameo appearance) (uncredited)
Fort Apache1948Lt. Col. Owen Thursday
On Our Merry Way1948Lank Solsky
Daisy Kenyon1947Peter Lapham
The Fugitive1947A Fugitive
The Long Night1947Joe Adams
My Darling Clementine1946Wyatt Earp
The Ox-Bow Incident1943Gil Carter
Immortal Sergeant1943Cpl. Colin Spence
It's Everybody's War1942ShortNarrator
The Big Street1942Little Pinks
Tales of Manhattan1942George
The Magnificent Dope1942Thadeus Winship 'Tad' Page
Rings on Her Fingers1942John Wheeler
The Male Animal1942Tommy Turner
You Belong to Me1941Peter Kirk
Wild Geese Calling1941John Murdock
The Lady Eve1941Charles
Chad Hanna1940Chad Hanna
The Return of Frank James1940Frank James
Lillian Russell1940Alexander Moore
The Grapes of Wrath1940Tom Joad
Drums Along the Mohawk1939Gilbert Martin
Young Mr. Lincoln1939Abraham Lincoln
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell1939Thomas Watson
Let Us Live1939'Brick' Tennant
Jesse James1939Frank James
The Mad Miss Manton1938Peter Ames
Spawn of the North1938Jim Kimmerlee
Jezebel1938Preston Dillard
I Met My Love Again1938Ives Towner
That Certain Woman1937Jack Merrick
You Only Live Once1937Eddie Taylor
Wings of the Morning1937Kerry Gilfallen
Spendthrift1936Townsend Middleton
The Moon's Our Home1936Anthony Amberton / John Smith
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine1936Dave Tolliver
I Dream Too Much1935'Johnny' Street
Way Down East1935David Bartlett
The Farmer Takes a Wife1935Dan Harrow


The Deputy1959-1961TV Series executive producer - 76 episodes
12 Angry Men1957producer
General Electric Theater1955TV Series producer - 1 episode


Fonda on Fonda1992TV Movie documentary performer: "Red River Valley" - uncredited
The Cheyenne Social Club1970performer: "Rolling Stone"
Warlock1959performer: "Rock of Ages" - uncredited
My Darling Clementine1946" Oh My Darlin' Clementine" 1884, uncredited
Rings on Her Fingers1942performer: "Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet" - uncredited
The Male Animal1942performer: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" 1933 - uncredited
The Lady Eve1941"Blaydon Races" 1862, uncredited
The Grapes of Wrath1940performer: "Red River Valley" - uncredited
Young Mr. Lincoln1939performer: "Turkey in the Straw" - uncredited
Jezebel1938performer: "Waltz" - uncredited
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine1936performer: "A Melody from the Sky"


Western Union1941technical advisor - uncredited


6 Bullets to Hell2014grateful acknowledgment
The New Bike2009Short acknowledgment
Directed by John Ford1971Documentary thanks


The American West of John Ford1971TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
Directed by John Ford1971DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Movie Game1971TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1969-1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Happy Days1970TV SeriesHimself
An Impression of John Steinbeck: Writer1969Documentary shortJohn Steinbeck (voice)
Hollywood: The Selznick Years1969TV Movie documentaryHimself, Narrator
To Save a Soldier1969DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The Brass Are Comin'1969TV SpecialHimself
The Kraft Music Hall1969TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Beans, Bullets, and Black Oil1968Documentary shortNarrator
All About People1967Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
The Really Big Family1966DocumentaryHimself and Narrator
Born to Buck1966DocumentaryNarrator
The 20th Annual Tony Awards1966TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
What's My Line?1961-1966TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
NBC White Paper1966TV Series documentaryJohn F. Kennedy
The Filming of the Battle of the Bulge1965Documentary short
Time-Life Specials: The March of Time1965TV Series documentaryNarrator
That Regis Philbin Show1965TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Troubled Waters1965Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
The Bell Telephone Hour1964TV SeriesHimself - Host
Hollywood and the Stars1964TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood: The Great Stars1963TV Movie documentaryHost
President Kennedy's Birthday Salute1962TV MovieHimself
Hollywood: The Fabulous Era1962TV Movie documentaryHost
The Ed Sullivan Show1952-1962TV SeriesHimself / Charles Christian Wertenbaker / Actor - Dramatic Reading
Henry Fonda and the Family1962TV SpecialHimself
The Good Years1962Himself - Host
The 15th Annual Tony Awards1961TV SpecialHimself - Greeter
Gala Adlai on Broadway1960TV MovieHimself - Performer
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1958-1960TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Fabulous Fifties1960DocumentaryNarrator (segment "Fifties Dead Sequence") (voice)
The Western1959TV MovieHimself
Sunday Showcase1959TV SeriesHimself
The George Gobel Show1956-1959TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Eight Steps to Peace: A Permanent U.N. Police Force1957Documentary shortNarrator
Eight Steps to Peace: The Answer Now1957DocumentaryNarrator
Die VII. Internationalen Filmfestspiele1957TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Star and the Story1955-1956TV SeriesHimself - Host
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1956TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Real Miss America1952Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
Pictura1951DocumentaryNarrator: Grant Wood episode
Showtime, U.S.A.1950TV SeriesHimself
On Stage!1949Documentary shortHimself
Tonight on Broadway1948TV SeriesHimself
The Battle of Midway1942Short documentaryNarrator (voice)
Meet the Stars #5: Hollywood Meets the Navy1941Documentary shortHimself
Breakdowns of 19381938Documentary shortJack Merrick / Preston Dillard (That Certain Woman / Jezebel outtakes) (uncredited)
Great Hollywood Memories, Vol. IIVideo documentaryHimself - Host
Great Hollywood Memories, Vol. IIIVideo documentaryHimself - Host
Let Poland Be Poland1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Honorary Award Recipient
Starring Katharine Hepburn1981TV Movie documentaryHimself
Henry Fonda and the Making of 'Summer Solstice'1981TV Short documentaryHimself
Sharks: The Death Machine1980TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The Greatest Man in the World1980TV MovieHimself (Introduction)
The Sky Is Gray1980TV MovieHimself - Introduction (uncredited)
Good Morning America1976-1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today1964-1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Henry Fonda oder Die Qualität der Prärie1980TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967-1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg1980TV ShortHimself (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart1980TV Special documentaryHimself - Host (uncredited)
Paul's Case1980TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The Golden Honeymoon1980TV MovieHimself (introduction)
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Cecil B. DeMille Award
The 6th People's Choice Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite Actress in Motion Picture
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1979TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
The World About Us1979TV Series documentaryHimself -- Narrator
The Man Who Loved Bears1979TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The 33rd Annual Tony Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host & Special Award Recipient
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock1979TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Gala de l'Unicef1969-1979TV SeriesHimself
Leaders of the Twentieth Century1978-1979TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
America's Sweetheart: The Mary Pickford Story1978DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
A Special Sesame Street Christmas1978TV MovieHimself
A Salute to American Imagination1978TV Movie documentaryHimself
General Electric's All-Star Anniversary1978TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart1978TV SpecialHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda1978TV Special documentaryHimself - Honoree
Inside 'The Swarm'1978TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Paul Ryan Show1977TV SeriesHimself
An All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor1977TV Movie documentaryHimself
The American Film Institute's 10th Anniversary Special1977TV MovieHimself
The Stars Salute America's Greatest Movies1977TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis1977TV Special documentaryHimself
Life Goes to the Movies1976TV Movie documentaryHimself / Host
The 1976 Annual Entertainment Hall of Fame Awards1976TV SpecialHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1975-1976TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Almos' a Man1976TV ShortHimself - Host (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler1976TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Mike Douglas Show1972-1976TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself - Guest
Maude1976TV SeriesHimself
The Glory Road West1976TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Parkinson1975TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Irv Kupcinet Show1975TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 29th Annual Tony Awards1975TV SpecialHimself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball1975TV SpecialHimself
All in the Family1974TV SeriesHimself
The 28th Annual Tony Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Dean Martin Show1973TV SeriesHimself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford1973TV Movie documentaryHimself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1972TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
The 26th Annual Tony Awards1972TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host
The Dick Cavett Show1970-1972TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Jerry Visits1972TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Spanish Western2014DocumentaryHimself
John Ford et Monument Valley2013DocumentaryHimself
L' ultimo esploratore - vita e avventure del barone Franchetti2013Himself
A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington2012TV Movie documentaryWlliam Russell / The President
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories2012TV SeriesHimself - Award Winning Actor
Stars of the Silver Screen2011TV SeriesPreston Dillard
Comic Relief 20092009TV Special
Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence2008TV SeriesTom Joad
President Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryAbraham Lincoln (uncredited)
Hollywood contra Franco2008DocumentaryMarco
Strictly Courtroom2008TV Movie documentaryAbraham Lincoln / Himself / Juror #8 (uncredited)
How the West Was Lost2008TV Movie documentaryWyatt Earp (uncredited)
American Masters2008TV Series documentaryPreston Dillard
Spisok korabley2008Documentary
Inside the Jury Room2008Video documentary shortJuror #8
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Hair, Let the Sun Shine In2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Amérique, notre histoire2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sacco and Vanzetti2006DocumentaryProf. Tommy Turner
War Stories with Oliver North2006TV Series documentaryHimself
La Marató 20052005TV SpecialNorman Thayer Jr.
Roma2004Tom Joad
An Opera of Violence2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Midway'2001Video documentary shortAdmiral Chester Nimitz
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies2001TV Special documentaryHimself
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Special documentary
Biography1994-1999TV Series documentaryHimself Thomas Watson Tom Joad
The Best of Hollywood1998TV Movie documentaryInterview
Denk ich an Deutschland - Das Wispern im Berg der Dinge1997TV Movie documentaryJuror #8 (uncredited)
The 50th Annual Tony Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
Barbra: The Concert1995TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
100 Years at the Movies1994TV Short documentaryHimself
La classe américaine1993TV MovieHugues
The Poetry Hall of Fame1993TV Movie
John Ford1993TV Movie documentaryAbraham Lincoln Tom Joad Wyatt Earp ... (uncredited)
Gunfighters of the Old West1992Video documentaryWyatt Earp (uncredited)
Omnibus1992TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHimself
Fonda on Fonda1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker1991Documentaryactor 'Advise and 'Consent' (uncredited)
Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home to1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special1989TV MovieHimself - 'Young Mr. Lincoln'
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind1988TV Movie documentaryActor in a film clip
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon1988TV Special documentaryHimself
Moonlighting1987TV SeriesCharles
Going Hollywood: The '30s1984Documentary
Arena1983TV Series documentary
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter1982TV Movie documentaryActor - 'The Lady Eve' (uncredited)
James Cagney: That Yankee Doodle Dandy1981TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Margret Dünser, auf der Suche nach den Besonderen1981TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-19721980TV Movie documentaryHimself
All This and World War II1976DocumentaryHimself
America at the Movies1976DocumentaryTom Joad Wyatt Earp
Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still1972DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Happy Days1970TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1952-1970TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Singer / Lt. Roberts
Hollywood and the Stars1964TV SeriesHimself
Land of Liberty1939Preston Dillard (edited from 'Jezebel')

Won Awards

1982OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleOn Golden Pond (1981)
1982Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actor - DramaOn Golden Pond (1981)
1982MarqueeAmerican Movie AwardsBest ActorOn Golden Pond (1981)
1982Best ActorKarlovy Vary International Film FestivalOn Golden Pond (1981)
1981Honorary AwardAcademy Awards, USA

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1981Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMale Star of the Year
1981NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActorOn Golden Pond (1981)
1980Cecil B. DeMille AwardGolden Globes, USA
1978Life Achievement AwardAmerican Film Institute, USA
1978Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsFactual Television ProgramThe Glory Road West (1976)
1973Career DavidDavid di Donatello Awards
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 1601 Vine Street.
1958BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Foreign Actor12 Angry Men (1957)
1958Diploma of MeritJussi AwardsForeign Actor12 Angry Men (1957)

Nominated Awards

1983BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorOn Golden Pond (1981)
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Special Program - Drama or ComedyClarence Darrow (1974)
1973Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleThe Red Pony (1973)
1965Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsDramatic Performance, MaleFail-Safe (1964)
1963Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star11th place.
1958OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Picture12 Angry Men (1957)
1958Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actor - Drama12 Angry Men (1957)
1941OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Grapes of Wrath (1940)

2nd Place Awards

1981LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorOn Golden Pond (1981)
1981NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorOn Golden Pond (1981)
1939NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorYoung Mr. Lincoln (1939)

3rd Place Awards

1982NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorOn Golden Pond (1981)
1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Comedy PerformanceYours, Mine and Ours (1968)

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