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Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda (actor; born May 16, 1905, Grand Island, Nebraska; died August 12, 1982) Throughout his career, Henry Fonda succeeded in moving easily between the theater and film worlds. He will always shine as one of America's best-loved actors. Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, on May 16, 1905. After graduating from Omaha Central High School, he attended the University of Minnesota, majoring in journalism because he said he had wanted "a behind-the-scenes kind of job." He flunked out, however, after trying to hold down two jobs to support his studies.