Frances Ford Seymour & Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda and Frances Seymour Brokaw
1936 - 1950

Henry Fonda and Frances Seymour Brokaw  

Frances Ford Seymour and Henry Fonda were married for 13 years before Frances Ford Seymour died, leaving behind her husband and 3 children.

They had 3 children, Amy, Lady Jayne Seymour (78) and Peter Henry (76).


Canadian Socialite Frances Ford Seymour was born on 14th April, 1908 in Brockville, Ontario, Canada and passed away on 14th Apr 1950 Beacon, NY aged 42. She is most remembered for Wife of Henry Fonda, mother of Peter and Jane Fonda. Her zodiac sign is Aries.

American Actor Henry Fonda was born Henry Jaynes Fonda on 16th May, 1905 in Grand Islands, Nebraska and passed away on 12th Aug 1982 Los Angeles, Ca aged 77. He is most remembered for The Grapes of Wrath (1940).. His zodiac sign is Taurus.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1935 - 16th Sep 1936 2 years, 9 months
Married16th Sep 1936 - Apr 1950 14 years, 7 months
Total Jun 1936 - Apr 1950 80 years, 5 months

In 1936, he married Frances Ford Seymour Brokaw, widow of a wealthy industrialist, George Tuttle Brokaw.[32] The Brokaws had a daughter, Frances de Villers, nicknamed "Pan," who had been born soon after the Brokaws marriage in 1931.[33]
Fonda met his future wife Frances at Denham Studios in England on the set of Wings of the Morning,[34] the first British picture to be filmed in technicolor. They had two children, Peter and Jane, both of whom became successful actors in their own rights. They have each had Oscar nominations and wins.
In August 1949 Fonda announced to Frances that he wanted a divorce so he could remarry; their thirteen years of marriage had not been happy ones for him.[35] Devastated by Fonda’s confession, and plagued by emotional problems for many years, Frances went into the Austen Riggs Psychiatric Hospital in January 1950 for treatment. She committed suicide there on April 14. Before her death she had written six notes to various individuals, but left no final message for her husband. Fonda quickly arranged a private funeral with only himself and his mother-in-law, Sophie Seymour, in attendance

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Relationship Timeline

1949 - Breakup

23rd February, 1940 - Child

21st December, 1937 - Child

16th September, 1936 - Marriage

1935 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Frances Ford Seymour
Henry Fonda
Frances Ford Seymour
Henry Fonda
Age (at start of relationship)
Hair Color
Brown - Dark


Lady Jayne SeymourFemale21st December, 193778 years old
Peter HenryMale23rd February, 194076 years old



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