Henry Fonda
Biographical Information
Born May 16th, 1905
Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
Died August 12th, 1982
Los Angeles, California, United States
Productions The Grapes of Wrath as Tom Joad
The Male Animal as Tommy Turner
Rings on Her Fingers as John Wheeler
Warlock as Clay Blaisedell
The Cheyenne Social Club as Harley Sullivan
Vocal Type Baritone

Henry Fonda was an American actor.


Born in Grand Island, Nebraska, Fonda started acting at the age of twenty with the Omaha Community Playhouse and became a stage actor, eventually appearing on Broadway with The Farmer Takes a Wife which lead to his reprising the role for the film adaptation. Fonda soon gained recognition for roles in The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, Jezebel and the Academy nominated The Grapes of Wrath.

Though appearances in Twelve Angry Men and Young Mr. Lincoln cemented his role as an onscreen American hero, Fonda memorably played the ruthless killer Frank in Once Upon a Time in the West. In his later career, he received a Tony nomination for Clarence Darrow and an Academy Award for On Golden Pond, his final film appearance.

Fonda passed away in 1982, with several of his children and grandchildren following him into acting.


Fonda sang in a handful of films, including The Grapes of Wrath (in which he performed "Red River Valley") and The Male Animal. He also duetted on "Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet" in Rings on Her Fingers.

Fonda also performed the classic "Rock of Ages" in Warlock and "Rolling Stone" in The Cheyenne Social Club.


The Grapes of Wrath (1940)Edit

  • Red River Valley (solo)

The Male Animal (1942)Edit

  • Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? (solo)

Rings on Her Fingers (1942)Edit

  • Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet (duet)

Warlock (1959)Edit

  • Rock of Ages (contains solo lines)

The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)Edit

  • Rolling Stone (solo)

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