|Peter Fonda Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2½ in|
|Date of Birth||February 23, 1940|
|Date of Death||August 16, 2019|
Peter Fonda was an American actor, director, and screenwriter who is best remembered for starring in films like Easy Rider (1969), FutureWorld (1976), Spirits of the Dead (1968), The Hired Hand (1971), The Limey (1999), Race with the Devil (1975), Ulee’s Gold (1997), Ghost Rider (2007), The Wild Angels (1966), etc.
Peter Henry Fonda
He was born on February 23, 1940.
He passed away on August 16, 2019, from respiratory failure which was caused by lung cancer in Los Angeles, California. He was 79 years old at that time.
New York City, New York, United States
In 1954, he graduated from Fay School located in Southborough, Massachusetts. Later, he attended a boarding school called Westminster School in Connecticut and graduated in 1958.
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
- Father – Henry Fonda (Actor)
- Mother – Frances Ford Seymour (Socialite)
- Siblings – Jane Fonda (Older Sister) (Actress, Activist)
- Others – Frances de Villers Brokaw (Older Half-Sister)
At the time of his death, Peter Fonda’s net worth was $40 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
6 ft 2½ in or 189 cm
84 kg or 185 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Peter Fonda had dated –
- Susan Brewer (1960-1974) – The Rose Garden (1989) actor married Susan Brewer on October 8, 1961. The couple was parents to a daughter named Bridget Fonda (b. January 27, 1964) and a son named Justin Fonda. However, their marriage ended in divorce after 13 years in 1974.
- Portia Rebecca Crockett (1974-2011) – He was married to Portia Rebecca Crockett from November 11, 1975, until 2011, when their divorce was finalized.
- Susan Saint James (1977)
- Veruschka von Lehndorff (1989)
- Margaret Devogelaere (2011-2019) – In 2011, he tied the knot with Margaret Devogelaere. They stayed together until the actor’s death in 2019.
Race / Ethnicity
He had English, French-Canadian, Scottish, Italian, Belgian [Flemish], German, Norwegian, Dutch, and Cornish ancestry.
However, his hair had turned ‘Gray’ by the time of his death.
- Bright smile
- Was often seen wearing sunglasses
Peter had endorsed brands such as –
- American Express (1990s)
- Diet Pepsi (archive footage from the 1969 film Easy Rider) (2002)
- Mercedes-Benz GT Roadster (2017)
Peter Fonda Facts
- At the young age of 10 years, he had accidentally shot himself in the stomach and the incident made headlines in newspapers at that time owing to his father’s fame.
- His mother was institutionalized in a mental hospital, where she committed suicide when Peter was just 10 years old. Moreover, he was unaware of the circumstances around his mother’s death until the age of 15 years.
- He had smoked real mar**uana on screen for the film Easy Rider (1969).
- John Lennon was inspired to write the song She Said She Said (1966) after a chance encounter with Peter at a party and hearing about his near-death experience in which he accidentally shot himself in the chest. The Beatles songwriter changed the title and lyrics of the song from “He Said” to “She Said” to mask the fact that it was based on Peter.
- He was offered the role of Oliver Barrett in the film Love Story (1970) along with 10% of the film’s gross profit. However, he declined the offer and the role went to Ryan O’Neal.
- Peter directed his father Henry Fonda in the 1979 film, Wanda Nevada.
- His autobiography titled Don’t Tell Dad was published in 1998.
- Peter was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2002.
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