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Fon·da(fŏn′də), Henry 1905-1982.
American actor noted for portraying down-to-earth individuals in films such as The Grapes of Wrath (1940) and On Golden Pond (1981), for which he won an Academy Award.
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1. (Biography) Henry. 1905–82, US film actor. His many films include Young Mr Lincoln (1939), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Twelve Angry Men (1957), and On Golden Pond (1981) for which he won an Oscar
2. (Biography) his daughter Jane. born 1937, US film actress. Her films include Klute (1971) for which she won an Oscar, Julia (1977), The China Syndrome (1979), On Golden Pond (1981), and Old Gringo (1989)
3. (Biography) her brother, Peter. born 1939, US film actor, who made his name in Easy Rider (1969); later films include Ulee's Gold (1997) and 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
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Henry, 1905–82, U.S. actor.
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