Bruce MacLeish Dern (born June 4, 1936) is an American actor. He is the father of actress Laura Dern and was formerly married to actress Diane Ladd.
He is generally regarded as a talented actor who has suffered from typecasting due to having had a series of roles as "psycho" characters early in his film career. Nevertheless, in his 60s, he continues to be a sought after performer.
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Nevertheless, in his 60s, he continues to be a sought after performer. Henry Fonda died of cancer and heart disease at his home in Los Angeles just months after his Oscar win, with wife Shirlee and daughter Jane at his side. He is generally regarded as a talented actor who has suffered from typecasting due to having had a series of roles as "psycho" characters early in his film career. His son Peter is also an actor. He is the father of actress Laura Dern and was formerly married to actress Diane Ladd. Fonda, an Academy and Tony Award-winning film and stage actor who appeared in nearly 90 films, finally won the Oscar for his performance in On Golden Pond - in which his daughter Jane co-starred. Bruce MacLeish Dern (born June 4, 1936) is an American actor. He was born in Grand Island, Nebraska to William Brace Fonda and Herberta Krueger Jaynes, and started his acting career at age twenty at the Omaha Community Playhouse when his mother's friend Dodie Brando needed a young man to play the lead in You and I.
Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 - August 12, 1982) was an acclaimed American film actor beloved for his roles as plain-speaking men of humane decency. On Golden Pond (1981), as a retired professor approaching his 80th birthday. Chester Nimitz. Midway (1976), as Adm.
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), in an atypical role as a brutal gunman. President facing a nuclear crisis. Fail-Safe (1964), as the U.S. Warlock (1959), as a gunman hired to calm the town of Warlock.
12 Angry Men (1957), as the calmly deliberate foreman of a combative jury in a murder trial. Mister Roberts (1955), in the title role of a battle-eager officer on a WWII supply ship. Fort Apache (1948), as a Custer-like cavalry commander. My Darling Clementine, as Wyatt Earp.
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), as a cowboy trying to prevent a lynching. The Grapes of Wrath (1940), as migrant Tom Joad, the iconic migrant Okie. Lincoln (1939), in the title role. Young Mr.
1931-1932 Margaret Brooke Sullavan - committed suicide by drug overdose in 1960. 1936-1950 Frances Ford Seymour committed suicide in 1950. 1950-1956 Susan Blanchard. 1957-1961 Afdera Franchetti.
1965-1982 Shirlee Mae Adams.