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Fonda, Lady Jane Seymour (Hanoi Jane)

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Born: 1937 AD
Currently alive, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Activists, Actresses

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1937 – She was born on the 21st day of December this year in New York City.
 
1954 – Before starting her acting career, Fonda was a fashion model, gracing the cover of Vogue magazine twice. She became interested in acting in 1954, while appearing with her father in a charity performance of The Country Girl, at the Omaha Community Theatre.
 
1958 - She was introduced by her father to renowned drama teacher Lee Strasberg and subsequently joined his Actors Studio.
 
1960 – Since this year, she has appeared in several movies. She has won two Academy Awards and received several other awards and nominations.
   
1963 – She appeared in Sunday in New York. Newsday called her "the loveliest and most gifted of all our new young actresses".
   
1968 – She played the lead role in the science fiction spoof Barbarella, which established her status as a sex symbol.
   
1969 – She won her critical acclaim, and she earned her first Oscar nomination for the role.
   
1971 - Fonda won her first Academy Award for Best Actress, again playing a prostitute, the gamine Bree Daniel, in the detective murder mystery Klute.
   
1977 – She made the movie Fun with Dick and Jane which is a big hit.
   
1978 – She won her 2nd Academy award for Best Actress in the movie “Coming Home”.
    
1980 – She starred in the office-politics comedy Nine to Five with Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton. Her character was re-entering the workforce, after a divorce had devastated both her finances and self-confidence.
   
1981 – She had long wanted to work with her father, hoping it would help their strained relationship. She achieved this goal when she was cast as a supporting actress alongside Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn in On Golden Pond this year.
   
1982 - She also produced and starred in several exercise videos released between this years until 1995.
    
1991 - She initially announced her retirement from acting.
   
2001 – She’s been a Christian since this year.
   
2005 - But she returned to film in 2005 with Monster in Law. She published an autobiography and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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