JANE FONDA: Something to Fight For by Mary Virginia Fox

JANE FONDA: Something to Fight For

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KIRKUS REVIEW

No one who chooses to write about both Jane Fonda and Barbara Walters is likely to have much commitment to either. Fox goes through the facts of Fonda's life--the difficulties of having a famous father, the pain of her mother' suicide after the parents broke up, the early acting roles--and tells about Jane's dawning interest in ""world problems."" Husband Vadim first introduced her to such concerns, but after living through They Shoot Horses. . . Jane felt that ""he wasn't doing enough to help solve these problems""--and so she traveled to India, Alcatraz, Vietnam, and then with Tom Hayden across America in a peace campaign. Now, with husband Tom, Jane ""still speaks out for causes she believes in. . . . Whatever Jane does, she does with all her heart."" Which may make her a better role model than Walters, but doesn't make this more than a PR blurb. And, as in Barbara Wlaters, the drawings are atrocious.

Pub Date: May 5th, 1980
Publisher: Dillon