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Exclusive Portraits: Jane Fonda Wows the Crowd in Chicago

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CHICAGO – It was show time for two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda, as she accepted a Career Achievement Award from Cinema/Chicago at the Radisson Blue Aqua Hotel, and participated in a tribute night – moderated by Chicago Sun-Times Film Critic Richard Roeper – on Saturday, July 29th, 2017.

Jane Fonda is part of Hollywood royalty, the daughter of Henry Fonda and the sister of Peter Fonda. She studied at Vassar College and was a member of the Actors Studio in New York City, before making her film debut in “Tall Story” (1959). The 1960s were an ingenue era for her, as she appeared in “Sunday in New York” (1963), “Cat Ballou” (1965) and “Barefoot in the Park” (1967). She changed her image to sex symbol with the cult film “Barbarella” (1968), before embarking on a run of great character roles which included her Oscar Best Actress wins for “Klute” (1971) and “Coming Home” (1978). She took 15 years off – from 1990 to 2005 – before finding a niche again in films and television, with prominent roles in “Lee Daniel’s The Butler” (2013), HBO’s “The Newsroom” and Netflix’s popular “Grace and Frankie”… for which she is nominated for an Emmy Award.

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Jane Fonda Received the Career Achievement Award from Cinema/Chicago
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to fostering communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. Their programs include the Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago International Television Festival, the CineYouth Festival, international screenings, and a year-round education program. Celebrating its 53rd edition October 12-26, 2017, the Chicago International Film Festival is North America’s longest running competitive film fest.

Photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com was at the Fonda tribute, and shot these Exclusive Portraits of the legendary actress, as she accepted her Gold Hugo Career Achievement Award.

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A Closer Look at Hollywood Iconn Jane Fonda
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

For more information, about the Jane Fonda event and Cinema/Chicago, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Writer, Editorial Coordinator
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2017 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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