By John H. Foote

Two-time Academy Award winning actress and nominated five other times, groundbreaking artist Jane Fonda will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at this year’s Golden Globe Awards.

Fonda is a multiple Golden Globe winner and nominee, earning best Actress (Drama) for Klute (1971), Julia (1977) and Coming Home (1978), as well as an Emmy for her brilliant performance in The Doll Maker (1984).

In a career that saw her emerge from sex kitten to light comedic actress to full blown dramatic actress, stunning audiences with her intelligence and artistry, she opened doors for women in the film industry unlike any previous actress. Fearlessly tackling roles which saw her dare to be a horrific person, Fonda did not so much open the door as she did kick the door down and stomp on it for good measure.

After proving her worth in comedies such as Cat Ballou (1965) and Barefoot in the Park (1967), and establishing herself as a sex symbol in the silly science fiction romp Barbarella (1968), she gave a seething performance in They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969) as a damaged young woman who has lost all hope. Nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actress, she won the prestigious New York Film Critics’ Award for Best Actress, beginning a career as a major actress.

For her film Klute (1971) she won every award available to her and gave one of the greatest performances in the history of film.

Her work on Netflix’ Grace and Frankie has earned she and good Lily Tomlin friend great acclaim.

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