Movie Fact #217 - June 3rd, 2021

 

In many ways, 1981's On Golden Pond was a way for Henry Fonda and his daughter, Jane Fonda, to find peace with each other before Henry Fonda passed the next year in 1982. In fact, Jane Fonda purchased the rights to the play specifically for her father, Henry Fonda, to play the role of the cantankerous Norman Thayer. The father-daughter rift depicted on-screen closely paralleled the real-life relationship between the two Fondas. Hopefully, they managed to find peace with each other. No life is worth if too much is left unsaid. Stay tuned!

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