5 Facts About Henry Fonda

1. In the late 1950s, when Jane Henry Fonda asked her father how he prepared before going on stage, she was baffled by his answer, "I don't know, I stand there, I think about my wife, Afdera, I don't know.

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2. The elder Henry Fonda played an emotionally brittle and distant father who becomes more accessible at the end of his life.

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3. In 1970, Henry Fonda appeared in three films; the most successful was The Cheyenne Social Club.

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4. In 1957, Henry Fonda made his first foray into producing with 12 Angry Men, in which he starred.

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5. At age 20, Henry Fonda started his acting career at the Omaha Community Playhouse, when his mother's friend Dodie Brando recommended that he try out for a juvenile part in You and I, in which he was cast as Ricky.

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