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Henry Fonda was an award-winning American actor best known for him film roles in The Grapes of Wrath (1940) and On Golden Pond (1981).
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He is also the grandfather of actress Bridget Fonda.
At the time of his Oscar win, Fonda was too ill to attend the award ceremony. Instead, his daughter Jane accepted the honor for him. "My father is so happy….Me and all the grandchildren are coming over with [the award] right away!" she told the audience.
Fonda died at his Los Angeles home on August 12, 1982.
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