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Jane Fonda
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Ted Turner
(21 December 1991 - 22 May 2001) (divorced)
Tom Hayden
(1973 - 1989) (divorced) 1 son, 1 daughter
Roger Vadim
(14 August 1965 - 16 January 1973) (divorced) 1 daughter

Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

Few actresses today have been through as many metamorphoses as this beautiful and intelligent leading lady. The daughter of Henry Fonda broke into movies in 1960 as a coed in Tall Story and spent much of the decade appearing in other romantic comedies such as Period of Adjustment (1962), Sunday in New York (1963), Any Wednesday (1966), and Barefoot in the Park (1967), with an occasional detour into drama, notably Walk on the Wild Side (1962), The Chase (1966), and the overheated sexual melodramaHurry Sundown (1967) as well as Circle of Love (1964) for Roger Vadim, whom she went on to marry. She scored her biggest hits of that era in the title roles of two genre parodies, the hilarious Western Cat Ballou(1965) and Roger Vadim's colorful but muddled sci-fi opus Barbarella (1968). (Vadim also directed her and her brother Peter in one segment of 1968's Spirits of the Dead) Shortly thereafter, she met political activist Tom Hayden, whom she eventually wed, and became deeply involved in antiwar activities during the Vietnam era, to the extent that she was tagged "Hanoi Jane." A 1972 documentary, F.T.A chronicles the antiwar revue she and Donald Sutherland toured during the war. (Decades later, her name still raises the hackles of some Americans who consider her a traitor.) Ironically, it was during this pe riod that she solidified her reputation as an actress, first in 1969's They Shoot Horses, Don't They? which earned her a first Best Actress Oscar nomination, and then as a hooker in Klute (1971), for which she won her first Oscar. Political activities kept her busy-and made her a Hollywood hot potato-for several years. As she eased back into film work, no longer the 1960s sexpot, she sought challenge and variety, and found it playing Nora in a TV production of A Doll's House (1973), a suburban wife-turnedbank robber in Fun With Dick and Jane (1976), Lillian Hellman in Julia (1977, Oscar-nominated), a tough rancher in Comes a Horseman (1978), an uptight New Yorker parrying with her ex-husband in Neil Simon's comedy California Suite (1978), and a TV newswoman in The Electric Horseman (1979, which reunited her with Robert Redford, from Barefoot in the Park). She won a second Oscar as the wife of a Vietnam vet whose experiences radicalize her in Coming Home (1978).

She then formed her own production company, and starred in such intelligent and topical films as The China Syndrome (1979, Oscar-nominated), the comic 9 to 5 (1980), and Rollover as well as the smash comedy-drama On Golden Pond (both 1981, the latter performance Oscarnominated), which finally gave her a vehicle in which she could costar with her father. As memories of the "controversial" Fonda subsided in the 1980s, she embarked on another career (and created a whole new image) by producing and appearing in an enormously successful line of exercise videos. At a time when other actresses her age were complaining about a lack of parts, she continued to etch memorable characterizations as a backwoods woman with a natural talent in the TV drama The Dollmaker (1984, which won her an Emmy), an investigative reporter in Agnes of God (1985), a murder suspect in The Morning After (1986, Oscar-nominated), a spinsterish schoolteacher in Old Gringo (1989), and a small-town teacher in Stanley & Iris (1990). When she married media mogul Ted Turner in 1991 she announced that she was retiring from acting. We can only hope she will someday change her mind.

Jane Fonda stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Barefoot in the Park 1967 ***
The China Syndrome 1979 Cine 1-4 Digital *** 1/2
The Electric Horseman 1979 Milford Post Cinemas DVD *** 1/2
Nine To Five 1980 With Peter L. and Anne Lavin at Showcase Orange *** 1/2
Georgia Rule 2007 family on DVD * 1/2
This Is Where I Leave You 2014 Suzy Digital ***
Our Souls at Night 2017 Suzy and Hanna Digital ** 1/2