Show Business: The Permanent Star

85 films and 21 plays later, Henry Fonda is still working

He has been acting for 53 years. With a half-century's experience behind him it should seem natural for Henry Fonda to play an old man. But at 73 the old pro has to work at acting his age. He resolutely puts on a stoop and shuffle as he portrays an aged Supreme Court Justice in his 21st play, First Monday in October, which opens on Broadway this week. Yet the man's youthfulness is what lingers in the mind. In his comic turns, Fonda remains...

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