Oprah Sits Down With Jane Fonda’s Adopted African-American Daughter On ‘Next Chapter’

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April 4, 2013 ‐ By madamenoire

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From EurWeb

Oprah Winfrey sits down with Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda and her adopted African-American daughter Mary Williams for their first-ever interview together on “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” airing Sunday, April 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.

Williams grew up in Oakland as a member of the Black Panther Party, as chronicled in her recently released memoir The Lost Daughter. Williams was one of six children raised by a single mother after Mary’s father was sent to prison. At age 13, Mary was invited to attend the Laurel Springs Children’s Camp run by Jane Fonda and her then-husband, Tom Hayden. There, her bond with Jane grew strong. One year later, Jane invited Mary to live with her in Santa Monica, California.

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  • bigdede

    Jane Fonda, Steven Spielberg, Michelle Pheiffer all adopted Black children and didn’t show them all over the media. This is a good story. I wonder if having a Black adopted sister and being comfortable around her is what got Jane’s son to marry a Black woman.

  • Amani

    At the risk of seeming oblivious, I never knew Jane Fonda had an adopted black daughter.*mind blown*. It’s good to know that Ms. Fonda adopted a black child way before it became trendy in Hollywood. Clearly, it was neither a gimmick nor a career booster for her – as it is for some celebrities. Bravo, Ms. Fonda!

  • MLS2698

    I read about this daughter of Jane Fonda last year, but had no idea of her situation until then. Its really surprising to hear some of these stories from Hollywood that go way back. These people just lived their lives as normal, and it was practically unknown, no huge statement was made about adopting a black child ( not a trend back then). They really love each other.