Jane Fonda’s Father Kept A Dark Secret From Her – And When It Finally Came Out, She Was Devastated

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Her father also needs little introduction. With a career in film that spanned many decades, Henry Fonda made his mark in classics such as The Grapes of Wrath and On Golden Pond. The latter earned him his first Academy Award for Best Actor in 1981.

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Henry appeared in close to 90 movies throughout his career, along with numerous stage shows on Broadway. Despite his great acting talent, however, his film career was overshadowed at times by his personal life.

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One thing that has often been written about Henry is that he was a womanizer. And this was an issue that plagued his family life. By the time he met Jane’s mother Frances Seymour Brokaw in 1936, Henry was already once divorced.

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