Fonda is a two-time Oscar winner for 1971’s “Klute” and 1978’s “Coming Home”, a New York Times bestselling author, producer, activist and fitness guru. Her career spanned more than 50 years, accumulating a body of films comprising over 45 films and crucial work on behalf of political causes such as women’s rights, the rights of indigenous peoples, fair wages for workers. tips and the environment. Demonstrating her commitment to preserving culture through the arts, Jane launched the Jane Fonda Fund for Women Directors of IndieCollect, an organization aimed at supporting the restoration of films directed by women around the world. She is a seven-time Golden Globe winner, Honorary Palme d’Or winner, 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award winner and 2019 Stanley Kubrick Excellence in Film Award winner at the BAFTA Britannia Awards.
Lear has had a dynamic career in television and film, as well as as a political and social activist and philanthropist. He is a WWII combat veteran, 2017 Kennedy Center Fellow, 1999 National Medal of Arts recipient, 2016 Peabody Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and a proud member of the inaugural group of inductees at the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1984. His television career earned him six Primetime Emmy Awards and began in 1950 when he wrote and produced shows such as “The Colgate Comedy Hour” and “The Martha Raye Show”. He then co-founded Tandem Productions, where he served as executive producer, writer and director for more than two decades.
Lear was nominated for an Oscar in 1967 for his screenplay for “American Style Divorce. In 1970, CBS signed on with Tandem to produce “All in the Family,” which won four Emmys for Best Comedy Series, as well as the Peabody Award in 1977. “All in the Family” was followed by a succession of other hit TV shows that include “Maude”, “Sanford and Son”, “Good Times”, “The Jeffersons”, “One Day at a Time” and “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman”. Lear’s shows were nominated and won numerous Golden Globe Awards.