Jane Fonda receives AFI Life Achievement Award

Jane Fonda receives AFI Life Achievement Award

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) --The American Film Institute honored Jane Fonda with the 42nd Life Achievement Award on Thursday evening.
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Jane Fonda to receive AFI Life Achievement Award

Jane Fonda to receive AFI Life Achievement Award

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute said Friday it will honor Jane Fonda with the 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award at a June gala in Los Angeles.

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'On Golden Pond' boat back in the water

'On Golden Pond' boat back in the water

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Minnesota man who bought one of the wood-hull boats used in the movie "On Golden Pond" took it for a trip on Forest Lake Thursday.

House used by Fonda, Stewart burned

WOODS HOLE, Mass., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A fire has destroyed a house in Massachusetts where actors Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart honed their acting skills in the 1920s and '30s, a historian said.

'Dutchess' won't leave Carnegie Hall home

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Facing eviction, 96-year-old Editta Sherman says she'll have to be dragged out of the apartment she's lived in above New York's Carnegie Hall since 1946.

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Hepburn documents go to NY library

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The estate of actress Katharine Hepburn has given the New York Public Library a treasure trove of letters, journals and photos chronicling her theater career.

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'I Love Lucy' co-creator dies

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Bob Carroll Jr., who co-created the classic sitcom "I Love Lucy" and worked on all 180 of its episodes, died in his home in Los Angeles. He was 87.

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Latin Grammy nominees announced

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Singer/songwriter Bebe led all nominees for the sixth annual Latin Grammy Awards with five nods Tuesday.

Barbara Bel Geddes dead at 82

NORTHEAST HARBOR, Maine, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Actress Barbara Bel Geddes, probably best known to TV viewers as Miss Ellie of "Dallas," has died of lung cancer at age 82.

Character actor John Fiedler dies

ENGLEWOOD, N.J., June 28 (UPI) -- Veteran character actor John Fiedler, the longtime voice of Piglet in Walt Disney's "Winnie the Pooh" stories, died in Englewood, N.J. He was 80.
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Henry Fonda
Ronald Reagan (standing) is seen here in this October 3, 1946 file photo with (L to R) Jane Wyman, Henry Fonda, Boris Karloff and Gene Kelly during an emergency meeting of the Screen Actors Guild at the Los Angeles Legion Stadium to discuss the film strike. Reagan, the 40th President of the United States of America, was instrumental in bringing about the collapse of communism and an end to the Cold War. The former President is now 92 and has been suffering from alzheimer's for over ten years. (UPI/File)

Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American film and stage actor. He was best known for his roles as plain-speaking philosophical idealists.

Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor. He also appeared in 1938 in plays performed in White Plains, New York, with Joan Tompkins. He made his Hollywood debut in 1935, and his career gained momentum after his Academy Award-nominated performance as Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, a 1940 adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel about an Oklahoma family who moved west during the Dust Bowl. Throughout six decades in Hollywood, Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in such classics as The Ox-Bow Incident, Mister Roberts and 12 Angry Men. Later, Fonda moved toward both more challenging, darker epics as Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West (portraying a villain who kills, among others, a child) and lighter roles in family comedies like Yours, Mine and Ours with Lucille Ball.

Fonda was the patriarch of a family of famous actors, including daughter Jane Fonda, son Peter Fonda, granddaughter Bridget Fonda, and grandson Troy Garity; his family and close friends called him "Hank". In 1999, he was named the sixth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute.

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