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Previous star: Merv Griffin

Biography

Wayne in a 1965 publicity photo

Source: Wikipedia

Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director, and producer. An Academy Award-winner, Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades. An enduring American icon, for several generations of Americans he epitomized rugged masculinity and is famous for his demeanor, including his distinctive calm voice, walk, and height.

Fact file

  • Born: Marion Robert Morrison May 26, 1907 Winterset, Iowa, U.S.
  • Died: June 11, 1979 (aged 72) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Stomach cancer
  • Other names: Marion Mitchell Morrison Michael Morrison Duke Morrison The Duke
  • Education: Glendale High School
  • Alma mater: University of Southern California
  • Occupation: Actor, director, producer
  • Years active: 1926–1976
  • Home town: Glendale, California
  • Political party: Republican
  • Spouse(s): Josephine Alicia Saenz (m. 1933–45) Esperanza Baur (m. 1946–54) Pilar Pallete (m. 1954–79)
  • Children: with Josephine: Michael Wayne Mary LaCava Patrick Wayne Melinda Munoz with Pilar: Marisa Wayne Aissa Wayne John Ethan Wayne
  • Website: www.johnwayne.com

Read more about John Wayne at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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