Cicely Berry connects people with who they are, and allows the sound that comes out of your voice to reveal everything.
According to her father, their surname came from an Italian ancestor who immigrated to the Netherlands in the s. Acting career[ edit ] Fonda became interested in acting as a teenager, while appearing with her father in a charity performance of The Country Girl at the Omaha Community Playhouse.
It was the first time that anyone, except my father — who had to say so — told me I was good. It was a turning point in my life.
I went to bed thinking about acting. I woke up thinking about acting. It was like the roof had come off my life! Please help to improve this section by introducing more precise citations. September Learn how and when to remove this template message Fonda's stage work in the late s laid the foundation for her film career in the s.
Cicely berry exercise averaged almost two movies a year throughout the decade, starting in with Tall Storyin which she recreated one of her Broadway roles as a college cheerleader pursuing a basketball star, played by Anthony Perkins. Frequent collaborator Robert Redford also made his debut in that film.
Period of Adjustment and Walk on the Wild Side followed in Inshe appeared in Sunday in New York. Newsday called her "the loveliest and most gifted of all our new young actresses". This comedy Western received five Oscar nominations, with Lee Marvin winning best actor, and was one of the year's top ten films at the box office.
It was considered by many to have been the film that brought Fonda to bankable stardom. Inshe played the title role in the science fiction spoof Barbarellawhich established her status as a sex symbol. Fonda was very selective by the end of the decade, turning down lead roles in Rosemary's Baby and Bonnie and Clyde.
Established actress — [ edit ] Fonda won her first Academy Award for Best Actress inagain playing a prostitute, the gamine Bree Daniels, in the murder mystery Klute. She won her second Oscar in for her role as an adulteress in Coming Homethe story of a disabled Vietnam War veteran's difficulty in re-entering civilian life.
From comments ascribed to her in interviews, some have inferred that she personally blamed the situation on anger at her outspoken political views: But the truth is that my career, far from being destroyed after the war, flourished with a vigor it had not previously enjoyed.
Her return to acting in a series of 'issue-driven' films reflected this new focus. Jane Fonda did an extraordinary job with her part. She is a splendid actress with a strong analytical mind which sometimes gets in her way, and with an incredible technique and control of emotion; she can cry at will, on cue, mere drops or buckets, as the scene demands I thought Jane well deserved the Oscar she should have got.
The two directors then made Letter to Janein which the two spent nearly an hour discussing a news photograph of Fonda. Through her production company, IPC Films, she produced films that helped return her to star status.
The comedy film Fun With Dick and Jane is generally considered her "comeback" picture. She turned down An Unmarried Woman because she felt the part was not relevant. The film was a huge critical and box office success, becoming the second highest-grossing release of the year.
He died five months later. Martha Livingston in Agnes of God She was nominated for yet another Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of an alcoholic murder suspect in the thriller The Morning Afteropposite Jeff Bridges.
She ended the decade by appearing in Old Gringo. Exercise videos[ edit ] For many years Fonda took ballet class to keep fit, but after fracturing her foot while filming The China Syndrome, she was no longer able to participate.
To compensate, she began participating in aerobics and strengthening exercises under the direction of Leni Cazden. The Leni Workout became the Jane Fonda Workout, which began a second career for her, continuing for many years.
Jane Fonda's Workout became the highest selling home video of the next few years, selling over a million copies. The video's release led many people to buy the then-new VCR in order to watch and perform the workout at home.
The exercise videos were produced and directed by Sidney Galanty, who helped to put the deal together with video distributor Stuart Karl, of Karl Home Video. Galanty produced the first video and 11 more after that.
She would subsequently release 23 workout videos with the series selling a total of 17 million copies combined, more than any other exercise series.
After a fifteen-year hiatus, she released two new fitness videos on DVD inaiming at an older audience. In the early s, after three decades in film, Fonda announced her retirement from the film industry.Professional actors do this sort of voice exercise all the time; my respect for their willingness to sacrifice their dignity has increased tenfold.
And legions of them – Sean Connery, Samuel L Jackson, Emily Watson, Helen Hunt – have done them with Berry.
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