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Henry Fonda served in the Navy during World War II, saying, “I don’t want to be in a fake war in a studio.” He was awarded the Navy Presidential Unit Citation and the Bronze Star.
Picture taken in October 1972 in French Boulogne' studio of American movie star Henry Fonda during the shooting of "Le Serpent" directed by Henri Verneuil. Fonda started his acting debut with a local amateur theater troupe. He moved to New York to expand his theatrical career from 1926 to 1934. His latter play "The Farmer Takes a Wife" was transfered to the screen and became the start-up of Fonda's lifelong Hollywood career. He is most remembered for his roles as Abe Lincoln in Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrah (1940) Mr Davis, a juror in Twelve Angry Men (1957) and Norman Thayer in On Golden Pond (1982) for which he received an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1982. (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)