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TCM Classic Film Festival: Peter Fonda remembers his father, Henry Fonda
TCM Classic Film Festival: Peter Fonda remembers his father, Henry Fonda

Who knew that Henry Fonda had a zany side? Of course, the Oscar-winning actor could be marvelously funny on screen in such comedies as Preston Sturges’ sparkling 1941 masterpiece, “The Lady Eve.” But he was best known for his dramatic work in such films as John Ford’s 1940 “The Grapes of Wrath,” for which he earned an Oscar nomination as Tom Joad;  Sidney Lumet’s 1957 directorial debut, “Twelve Angry Men”; and 1981’s “On Golden Pond,” for which he won the Academy Award for lead actor. His Oscar-nominated son, Peter Fonda (“Easy Rider,” “Ulee’s Gold”), will be revealing his...

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