1939 - 2019 (80 years)
Has more than 100 ancestors and 2 descendants in this family tree.
||Peter Seymour Fonda |
|Relationship||with Francis Fox
||23 Feb 1939
||New York City, NY, USA
||16 Aug 2019
||1 Sibling |
||This person is also Peter Fonda at Wikipedia |
||17 Aug 2019 |
- Actor, movie maker
Educated at the University of Omaha.
He joined the Omaha Playhouse and appeared in their production of "Harvey." Then he went to New York and became an apprentice at the Cecilwood Theatre. A year later he was on Broadway in "Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole." Next he went to Hollywood to test for the role of John Kennedy in "PT 109."
John Lennon wrote "She Said, She Said" about an acid trip he'd been on during which Fonda kept telling him, "I know what it's like to be dead, man."
Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:
Blessed with the appealing, all-American looks of his father, Henry Fonda, Peter began his bigscreen career playing romantic leads in teen-appeal vehicles like Tammy and the Doctor (1963) and The Young Lovers (1964). As the swinging Sixties progressed, Fonda abandoned the mainstream and created a sensation starring in the 1966 Roger Corman biker flick The Wild Angels (his costar was fellow celebrity progeny Nancy Sinatra). He also began experimenting with drugs-which inspired not only his 1967 film The Trip but also Beatle John Lennon, who shared an LSD experience with Fonda and immortalized some of his acid-addled pronouncements in the song "She Said She Said." In 1969 Fonda produced and costarred in the definitive 1960s anti-establishment statement, Easy Rider for which he shared an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. His Hollywood career since that time has been spotty; he's acted mainly in sub-A action pictures. In 1971, Fonda directed and starred in the critically acclaimed Western The Hired Hand and followed with the sci-fi oddity Idaho Transfer (1973), in which he did not appear, and Wanda Nevada (1979), playing a gambler who wins young Brooke Shields in a poker game; father Henry made a brief appearance in the picture, marking the only time father and son worked together. Popular in Japan, he made a sci-fi film called Daijoobu, Mai Furendo (All Right, My Friend there in 1983. In recent years his own child, Bridget Fonda, has become a star and was recently directed by Peter's old crony Roger Corman in 1990's Frankenstein Unbound Peter made an amusing (and fleeting) cameo appearance in his daughter's 1993 movie Bodies, Rest & Motion-as a biker. He then took a supporting role in Deadfall (also 1993).