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Who is Jane Fonda This is a question often asked by many people with no one right answer She is an actress a fitness guru a former communist sympathizer and most importantly an antiwar activist during the Vietnam War Although Jane Fonda was honored as one of the 100 Women of the Century her infamous name is one Vietnam veterans will never forget As American soldiers were losing their lives she traveled into enemy-territory defaming American POWs many of whom were tortured to death Jane Fonda a revolutionary woman whose efforts not only demoralized American servicemen but also created a personal war that would last a lifetime mixed politics with film to make her an infamous legend Born into a family of wealth Jane Fonda evolved from a distinguished actress to one of the most controversial figures in Hollywood Descending from prominent figures in history including Samuel Adams and Jane Seymour Fonda grew up with very little parental love and attention Her father actor Henry Fonda rarely saw his daughter except for the occasional publicity photo-shoot Her brother Peter Fonda and Jane spent most of their childhood at numerous boarding schools The beginnings of Fondas passion for communism can be ascribed to her early boarding school in Paris where she befriended French communists and Vietcong representatives assigned in Paris Mraffin 1 Back in the United States Jane made numerous theatrical appearances with her father Developing her own fame Jane began to take on numerous risque films her most famous being Barbarella Tired of her sex kitten roles and appearance Jane took on a more serious role titled They Shoot Horses Dont They and also developed an interest in politics Jane watched women leading marches women getting beaten up women walking up to bayonets and they were not afraid That experience completely changed her and it began her searching for what was behind it all Andersen 171 March 81970 marked Janes first entry into the
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