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John Wayne

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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

In the news

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Variety, 2017-04-03 21:20:14
Harrison Ford won’t face punishment after mistakenly landing his private plane on a taxiway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County in February, Variety has confirmed. Ford’s attorney, Stephen Hofer of Aerlex Law Group, said in a statement that the Federal Aviation Administration has concluded its investigation of the incident ...

Harrison Ford Cleared by FAA in Taxiway Landing
TMZ, 2017-04-03 20:26:00
Harrison Ford will not be disciplined by the FAA for his taxiway landing. The FAA just released the conclusions of its investigation into the February mishap at John Wayne Airport in Orange County ... where Ford buzzed an American Airlines 737 and…

Harrison Ford Expresses Humility in Post-Airplane Incident Audio: 'I'm the Schmuck Who Landed on the Taxiway'
Entertainment Tonigh, 2017-03-24 18:23:00
The close call occurred at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, in early February.

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