Birthplace: Grand Island, Nebraska
Academy and Tony Award-winning film and stage actor who as a young man portrayed honest, hardworking men, and as an adult often played heroic characters. He appeared in nearly 90 films, which include The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) and On Golden Pond (1981). His daughter is Academy-Award winning actress Jane Fonda and his son is Peter Fonda.Died: 8/12/1982
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