Easy Rider star Peter Fonda dies at 79
Fonda was arrested during the Sunset Strip Riot in 1966, which inspired Buffalo Springfield’s song “For What It’s Worth”.
Peter Henry Fonda was born in New York on February 23, 1940. His mother Frances Ford Seymour committed suicide in a mental hospital when he was ten years old. Fonda began his career as a Broadway actor, first recognized for his role in the 1961 play Blood, sweat and Stanley Poole, written by James and William Goldman.
Fonda’s guest has starred in TV shows like Naked city, The new breed, Train car, The defenders, Alfred Hitchcock Time, and 12 hours high. He made his film debut playing the love of Sandra Dee in Tammy and the Doctor (1963). Fonda won a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer for his role in WWII film Winners (1963), directed by Carl Foreman. He played a supporting role alongside Warren Beatty, Jean Seberg and Gene Hackman in Lilith (1964). Her first featured film was Young lovers (1964).
Fonda went the counterculture in Roger Corman’s 1966 biker film, Wild angels (1966) which also starred Bruce Dern, Nancy Sinatra and Diane Ladd. He followed that up with Corman’s psychedelic cult favorite. The trip (1967), which was written by Nicholson. He acted against his sister Jane in the horror movie Spirits of the dead (1968), directed by her husband Roger Vadim.
After the success of Easy rider, Fonda headed into the 1971 Western The rented hand, which starred Warren Oates, Verna Bloom and poet Beat Michael McClure, he also directed the 1973 sci-fi film Idaho transfer, and directed and starred in the 1979 mystery comedy Wanda Nevada, who played with Brooke Shields. Henry Fonda also appears in the movie which is the only movie they’ve ever starred in together.
In the 1970s, Fonda starred in films Two people (1973) Dirty Mary, crazy Larry (1974), Open season (1974), Race with the devil (1975), who co-starred Dark shadows‘Lara Parker and Loretta Swit from MASH POTATOES. 92 in the shadows (1975), Killer force (1976), Future world (1976) and Fighting Mad (1976), produced by Roger Corman and directed by Jonathan Demme. He closed the decade in the movies Blues outlaw (1977), and High-ballin ‘ (1978).