Hollywood mainstay and all-around likable guy, Henry Fonda proved as comfortable in a cowboy hat as he was the oval office and brought a gravitas to roles of any size, any age that culminated in one of film’s longest, most versatile careers. From his start in community theater to Broadway success and eventual screen stardom, Fonda garnered respect as a consummate professional and “one-take” wonder. The New York Times at one point described him as "The most likable of the new crop of romantic juveniles." One of his most successful roles was that of father, with two of his children – Jane and Peter – enjoying careers in entertainment as well. Throughout his many years on screen and stage, Fonda would wear many hats – literal and otherwise – and actually held onto the hat worn by his character Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath until his death in 1982. In reference to Fonda’s performance in the film, author John Steinbeck once said that Henry made him “believe his own words.” Is there any higher compliment for an actor?