Henry Jaynes Fonda

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(1938-1940)
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This page is written and copyright 2008 by Will Johnson, Freelance biographer, [mailto:wjhonson@aol.com wjhonson@aol.com].
 
This page is written and copyright 2008 by Will Johnson, Freelance biographer, [mailto:wjhonson@aol.com wjhonson@aol.com].
  
This page is not finished, and is still very rough.  I'm making constant changes to it as I uncover more material.  Should you have corrections, additions, deletions, chocolate eclairs, effusive praise, or vicious catty comments, please email me.
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This page is not finished, but is already the '''most thorough and complete''' biography of Henry Fonda which exists online.  I'm making constant changes to it as I uncover more material.  Should you have corrections, additions, deletions, chocolate eclairs, effusive praise, or vicious catty comments, please email me.
  
 
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<table><tr><td>Also in 1942, the movie ''Tales of Manhattan'' was released (you can [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/6303957005/102-9279843-7223326?ie=UTF8&tag=countyh-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=6303957005 buy it here]).
 
<table><tr><td>Also in 1942, the movie ''Tales of Manhattan'' was released (you can [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/6303957005/102-9279843-7223326?ie=UTF8&tag=countyh-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=6303957005 buy it here]).
  
During WWII Henry Fonda served in the Navy, even though he was exempt.  For this he received a Bronze Star.  In 1946 he played Wyatt Earp in ''My Darling Clementine''.  You can [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/6301798759/102-9279843-7223326?ie=UTF8&tag=countyh-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=6301798759 buy it here] or watch several minutes [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WXwO7Hqluo here on YouTube].  In 1948 Henry returned to Broadway starring in ''Mister Roberts'' for it's multi-year run, ending sometime in 1950.  He would reprise this role for the 1955 film version.</td><td>http://www.hotmoviesale.com/dvds/27209/1/Henry-Fonda-The-Signature-Collection.jpg<br>(Credit HotMovieSale.com)</td></tr></table>
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Henry Fonda even though exempt, left in 1943 for the warAfter boot camp he went of officer candidate school (OCS) in Quonset, Rhode Island and trained as a Naval Air Combat Intelligence officer. (''Don't Tell Dad'', p9)  He would later, for this received a Bronze Star.  The children saw little of their father between Peter's birth and his departure for the war, as he made ten films during this time.  For a while, an artist in need of a place to stay, bunked out in the playhouse.  "I think my mother had an affair with him.  I hope she did" (''Don't Tell Dad'', p10)
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In 1946 he played Wyatt Earp in ''My Darling Clementine''.  You can [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/6301798759/102-9279843-7223326?ie=UTF8&tag=countyh-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=6301798759 buy it here] or watch several minutes [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WXwO7Hqluo here on YouTube].  In 1948 Henry returned to Broadway starring in ''Mister Roberts'' for it's multi-year run, ending sometime in 1950.  He would reprise this role for the 1955 film version.</td><td>http://www.hotmoviesale.com/dvds/27209/1/Henry-Fonda-The-Signature-Collection.jpg<br>(Credit HotMovieSale.com)</td></tr></table>
  
 
===1949-1954===
 
===1949-1954===

Revision as of 15:01, 27 August 2008

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