Favs of the 60’s ~ #10 ~ Jane Fonda

18 Jun

Jane Fonda was born in New York City to legendary actor Henry Fonda and socialite Frances Ford Seymour, and named Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda. When Jane was twelve years old, her mother committed suicide after voluntarily seeking treatment at a psychiatric hospital.
Her brother, Peter Fonda (born 1940), and her niece Bridget Fonda (born 1964), are also actors. She has an older half-sister, Frances Brokaw, as well as an adopted sister, Amy, who was born in 1953.[3]
After Seymour’s suicide, Henry Fonda married Susan Blanchard, who was only 10 years older than Jane. Although all of Henry’s children seemed to like Blanchard, Blanchard and Henry Fonda divorced before Jane turned 20.

Jane hit Hollywood big time in the 60’s with films like Barbarella, Cat Ballou and Barefoot in the Park. Even though the 60’s were considered her break-out decade, Jane went on to become very vocal against the Vietnam War and in 1972 was dubbed “Hanoi Jane”. In the 70’s she later went on to win two Academy Awards for her roles in Klute and Coming Home.

Jane “retired” in 1991, but most recently has been seen in Monster-in-Law and Georgia Rules.

One response to “Favs of the 60’s ~ #10 ~ Jane Fonda

  1. nick

    December 20, 2008 at 8:28 am

    jayne fonda, in barbarella, is a babe indeed. still love the movie even now.


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