: The best actors do not let the wheels show.
Henry Fonda made his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theatre troupe directed by Dorothy Brando. He moved to the Cape Cod University Players and later Broadway, New York to expand his theatrical career from 1926 to 1934.
His remarkable, soft-spoken American began in films as a diffident juvenile. With passing years, he matured into a star character actor who exemplified not only integrity and strength, but an ideal of the common man fighting against social injustice and oppression.
Henry Fonda is most remembered for his roles as Abe Lincoln in Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, and more recently Norman Thayer in On Golden Pond (1981), for which he received an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1982.
Fonda is considered one of Hollywood's old-time legends and was friend and contemporary of James Stewart, John Ford and Joshua Logan.
Noticeable for his "cat-like" walk, especially in Westerns: moving at a slow but clocklike tempo, throwing forward one foot at time, while letting the arms dangle loosely at his sides.