Wishing a happy 83rd birthday to Jane Fonda!
The remarkable Jane Fonda is marking her 83rd birthday today and she does so as busy and engaged as ever in her acting and her activism.
She has spent more than a year focused mainly on the issue of climate change holding weekly Fire Drill Fridays. They were initially held in Washington DC where she temporarily relocated to last year and have been held virtually since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. In September, Harper Collins released Fonda’s latest book, What Can I Do?: The Truth About Climate Change and How to Fix It.
Miss Fonda was asked in 2018 when the best time of her remarkable life was.
Was it when she first became a movie star in the 1960s and was in such films as Barefoot in the Park, Cat Ballou and Barbarella? Or the 1970s when she won Oscars for Klute and Coming Home and starred in Julia and The China Syndrome?
Then there’s the 1980s when she teamed with Dolly and Lily and starred in 9 to 5, won an Emmy for The Dollmaker, produced and co-starred in On Golden Pond and launched her hugely successful workout business.
Or was it after her 10 year marriage to Ted Turner ended and she returned to films in 2005′s Monster-In-Law?
In the past decade, Jane has worked constantly including on Broadway in 33 Variations (Tony nomination), and on television in The Newsroom (two Emmy nominations.
It turns out that right now is the best time she says – and you believe her!
She’s still making movies (Youth, Our Souls at Night, Georgia Rule, Fathers and Daughters, This is Where I Leave You and her Netflix series, Grace and Frankie with Lily Tomlin, soon to shoot its sixth and final season and the two old friends are still having a ball working together.
Jane starred in the recent film Book Club and is the subject of the critically acclaimed HBO documentary, Jane Fonda in Five Acts.