Henry Fonda

1905 - 1982

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Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American film and stage actor who had a career that spanned five decades on Broadway and in Hollywood. Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in several films now considered to be classics. Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor and made his Hollywood film debut in 1935. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Fonda has received more than 8,973,743 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Henry Fonda is the 63rd most popular actor (down from 61st in 2019), the 131st most popular biography from United States (up from 134th in 2019) and the 28th most popular American Actor.

Henry Fonda is most famous for his roles in movies such as 12 Angry Men, On Golden Pond, and The Grapes of Wrath.

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Among actors, Henry Fonda ranks 63 out of 10,030Before him are Sharon Tate, Max von Sydow, Alan Rickman, Steven Seagal, Steve McQueen, and Robert Redford. After him are Grace Kelly, Olivia de Havilland, Bruce Willis, Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight, and Will Smith.

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Among people born in 1905, Henry Fonda ranks 8Before him are Howard Hughes, Ayn Rand, Simo Häyhä, Albert Speer, Christian Dior, and Greta Garbo. After him are Elias Canetti, Viktor Frankl, Dag Hammarskjöld, Faustina Kowalska, Astrid of Sweden, and Mikhail Sholokhov. Among people deceased in 1982, Henry Fonda ranks 7Before him are Huang Xianfan, Leonid Brezhnev, Ayn Rand, Romy Schneider, Ingrid Bergman, and Carl Orff. After him are Grace Kelly, Anna Freud, Roman Jakobson, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Philip K. Dick, and Erving Goffman.

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Among people born in United States, Henry Fonda ranks 131 out of 15,968Before him are H. P. Lovecraft (1890), Steven Seagal (1952), Steve McQueen (1930), William Faulkner (1897), Ray Bradbury (1920), and Robert Redford (1936). After him are Grace Kelly (1929), Herman Melville (1819), Woodrow Wilson (1856), Linus Pauling (1901), Lee Harvey Oswald (1939), and Nicolas Cage (1964).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Henry Fonda ranks 28Before him are Harrison Ford (1942), Katharine Hepburn (1907), Sharon Tate (1943), Steven Seagal (1952), Steve McQueen (1930), and Robert Redford (1936). After him are Grace Kelly (1929), Nicolas Cage (1964), Jon Voight (1938), Will Smith (1968), Brad Pitt (1963), and Vin Diesel (1967).

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