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===1937=== In late 1936, or early 1937, Margaret Sullavan married her last husband, Fonda's agent Leland Hayward and "lived just down the street" in California, this according to the autobiographies of both daughter Jane Fonda, and son Peter Fonda. Jane goes on to state, that at a later time, after the Fonda's had moved to Connecticut, the Haywards also moved to that same area and the children were all friends with each other, and went to the same school. This would have been perhaps in the late 1940s or early 1950s. Jane includes a photograph in her book showing her, Brooke Hayward and another girl on bunkbeds at a summer camp. Margaret Sullavan eventually committed suicide in the 1960's. Her daughter Brooke Hayward (b 1937) wrote a book ''Haywire'' about her parents Margaret and Leland Hayward. Henry in 1937 returned again to Broadway for a brief run in ''Blow Ye Winds''. He would not again return to Broadway for eleven years. Henry Fonda and Frances Seymour were the parents of actors [[Jane Fonda]] (b. 21 Dec 1937) and [[Peter Fonda]] (b. 23 Feb 1940). Even though the family was living in California, Frances decided to go to New York to have each of her children Jane and later Peter. So Jane was born in New York City by cesarean section at Doctor's Hospital (''My Life'', p40) while Henry was filming ''Jezebel'' with [http://movielegends.pbwiki.com/Bette-Davis Bette Davis]. William Wyler, the director of Jezebel, was none other than the next husband of Henry's ex-wife Margaret Sullavan. William and Margaret had married at the end of 1934, but by the time of this film, were already divorced. Watch two minutes of Jezebel [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XGivFuMQos here on YouTube]. Henry had had it written into his contract that if his wife gave birth while they were shooting ''Jezebel'', he could fly back to New York to be with them. They named the child "Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda". Jane comments in her biography, how her father stated that he took dozens of pictures while there at the hospital, and that she has them. She wistfully comments that in none of these pictures is there one of her mother holding her.
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