Hollywood: Springtime for Henry

When Henry Fonda's children were children, they lived on Tigertail Road in Brentwood, Calif., on something that young Jane Fonda now describes as a farm. This is like claiming to have been brought up on a ranch on Park Avenue. But as Jane remembers it. Pa Fonda used to stomp around the property in sideburns or a beard, achinnin' with the other farmers—John Ford, Jimmy Stewart. John Wayne and so on. All the while, the kids was ferever play-actin', pretendin' they was Buck the Buffalo Herder, or Sheena. Queen of the Jungle....

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