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Frances Ford Fonda (Seymour)

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Birthplace: Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Death: Died in Beacon,Dutchess Co.,NY
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Eugene Ford Seymour; Eugene Ford Seymour; Mildred Sophie Bower and Sophie Bower
Wife of George Tuttle Brokaw; George Tuttle Brokaw and Henry Jaynes Fonda
Mother of Francis De Viller Corrais; Frances de Villers Corrias; Peter Seymour Fonda; Jane Fonda; <private> Fonda and 1 other

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About Frances Ford Fonda

Frances Ford Seymour (April 4, 1908 – 14 April 1950) was a New York City socialite, perhaps most famous as the second wife of actor Henry Fonda and the mother of actors Jane Fonda and Peter Fonda. She suffered from mental illness and committed suicide by cutting her throat with a razor in 1950 while in a sanatorium. She was 42.

Born in Brockville, Ontario, Canada, she was the daughter of Eugene Ford Seymour and Sophie Mildred Bower (Ontario, July 13, 1886 – Los Angeles, California, April 15, 1974). On January 10, 1931 she married George Tuttle Brokaw, a millionaire and prominent New York City socialite whose previous marriage, to Clare Booth Luce, had ended in divorce. They had one child together, Frances Brokaw. George Tuttle Brokaw died in 1936, leaving Frances Ford Seymour widowed at the age of 28.

That year, Frances Ford Seymour was remarried on 16 September 1936 to actor Henry Fonda, at Christ Church in New York City. The couple had two children, Jane Seymour Fonda, and Peter Fonda.

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Frances Ford Fonda's Timeline

1908
April 4, 1908
Brockville, Ontario, Canada
1931
January 10, 1931
Age 22
New York, NY, United States
October 10, 1931
Age 23
1931
Age 22
1936
September 16, 1936
Age 28
New York, NY
1937
December 21, 1937
Age 29
New York City, New York, United States
1939
February 23, 1939
Age 30
New York, NY
1950
April 14, 1950
Age 42
Beacon,Dutchess Co.,NY