|Birthname||Peter Henry Fonda|
|born on||23 February 1940 at 12:09 (= 12:09 PM )|
|Place||Manhattan, New York, 40n46, 73w59|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||03°57' 08°15 Asc. 27°51'|
American actor on stage and in films, screenwriter and producer. The son of actor Henry Fonda and his wife Frances Seymour, Peter and his sister Jane were raised in an emotionally barren environment with a despondent mother and an uncommunicative, absentee father. He was sent to boarding school at age six, and experienced a trauma that no ten-year-old should be subjected to when his mother committed suicide in a hospital while undergoing treatment for depression. Her death was falsified as a heart attack for her children and it wasn't until years later that Fonda discovered the details of her demise. Nonetheless, the troubled boy shot himself in the stomach and was started on psychiatric counseling.
In high school he found his niche in writing, acting and directing dramatic productions, which pleased his taciturn dad. A difficult adolescent, he decked a teacher in prep school who insulted his dad and was afterward dangerously over medicated with barbiturates by the school doctor. Withdrawing from school at 17, he was taken in by his paternal Aunt Harriet and her husband, Uncle Jack, in Nebraska where he finished high school, entered therapy and enrolled at the University of Omaha.
He left college in 1960 and appeared in summer stock theater in Fishkill, New York. One year later he was in a starring role in the Broadway comedy "Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole." A move to Hollywood brought a film debut in "Tammy and the Doctor" in 1963, followed by several screen flops. His big break came in 1969 in the role of Captain America in "Easy Rider," a film he independently produced and for which he co-wrote the screenplay. It earned him an Oscar nomination and remained a cult favorite for decades.
The landmark success of "Easy Rider" made Fonda a counterculture icon and he dove headlong into the glory road of drug use and sexual freedom. The film was not the beginning of his drug use; he had been arrested for drug possession in 1966. However he failed to establish himself as a star, appearing in low-budget films over the next six years, such as "The Hired Hand," 1971 and "95 in the Shade," 1975. He directed and starred with his father in "Wanda Nevada" in 1979. More B movie roles continued in the '80s, never fulfilling his expectations or matching his movie masterstroke of "Rider" until the 1997 role of an taciturn beekeeper in "Ulee's Gold" earned him another Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
"I never searched for fame," he said, "I was born famous and it didn't serve me well." A 1998 autobiography titled "Don't Tell Dad" details the experience of growing up as the son of a famous actor who, on the home-front, was stern and uncommunicative.
Fonda's first marriage in 1961 to Susan Brewer ended in divorce. They had two children, daughter Bridget in 1964, now an actress in her own right, and Justin in 1968, a cameraman. In 1975 Fonda married Portia Rebecca "Becky" Crockett McGuane, the great-great-great-great granddaughter of American frontiersman Davey Crockett. They make their home on a 300 acre ranch in Montana.
- parent->child relationship with Fonda, Bridget (born 27 January 1964)
- parent->child relationship with Fonda, Justin (born 9 July 1966)
- child->parent relationship with Fonda, Henry (born 16 May 1905)
- sibling relationship with Fonda, Jane (born 21 December 1937)
- Social : End a program of study 1960 (Left college to appear in summer stock)
- Relationship : Marriage 1961 (14 years)
- Relationship : Marriage 1961 (First marriage Susan Brewer)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1963 (Film debut)
- Family : Change in family responsibilities 1964 (Daughter Bridgett born)
- Crime : Arrest 1966 (Drug possession)
- Family : Change in family responsibilities 1968 (Son Justin born)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 14 July 1969 at 12:00 midnight in Manhattan, NY (Noted film "Easy Rider")
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- Relationship : Marriage 1975 (Second marriage Portia McGuane)
- Work : Gain social status 1997 (Oscar nominated film "Ulee's Gold")
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1998 (Autobiography "Don't Tell Dad")
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- Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Rehab)
- Family : Childhood : Family distant (Uncommunicative dad)
- Family : Childhood : Family noted (Dad, sister)
- Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Mom committed suicide)
- Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Second of two, older sister)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
- Family : Parenting : Extraordinarily nurturing
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three, two sons and one daughter)
- Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
- Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Drug business (Arrested for possession)
- Personal : Death : Suicide Attempt (Shot self in stomach)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Don't Tell Dad")
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Golden Globe Award)
- Notable : Book Collection : American Book