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John Wayne (I) (1907–1979)


John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Scots-Irish, and Irish ancestry. Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, where they tried ranching in the Mojave Desert. Until ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1974 Maude (TV Series)
Duke
- Maude Meets the Duke (1974) ... Duke
 1974 McQ
McQ
 1973 Cahill U.S. Marshal
J.D. Cahill
 1967 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
John Wayne
- The Indians Are Coming (1967) ... John Wayne (uncredited)
 1966 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
John Wayne
 1966 Magic Mansion (TV Series)
John Wayne
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Marine Sergeant
- Flashing Spikes (1962) ... Marine Sergeant (as Marion Morrison)
 1958 I Married a Woman
Leonard (uncredited)
 1953 Hondo
Hondo Lane
 1953 Three Lives (Short)
Commentator
 1952 Miracle in Motion (Short)
Narrator
 1947 Tycoon
Johnny
 1939 Allegheny Uprising
Jim Smith
 1935 The New Frontier
John
 1934 The Star Packer
John Travers
 1934 West of the Divide
Ted Hayden - aka Gat Ganns
 1933 College Coach
Student Greeting Phil (uncredited)
 1933 Central Airport
Co-Pilot in Wreck (uncredited)
 1932 That's My Boy
Football Player (uncredited)
 1932 The Hollywood Handicap (Short)
Character
 1932 Running Hollywood (Short)
Emcee
 1930 Cheer Up and Smile
Roy (uncredited)
 1930 Rough Romance
Lumberjack (uncredited)
 1930 Born Reckless
Extra (uncredited)
 1929 The Forward Pass
Extra (uncredited)
 1929 Salute
Midshipman Bill (uncredited)
 1929 Words and Music
Pete Donahue (as Duke Morrison)
 1929 The Black Watch
42nd Highlander (uncredited)
 1929 Speakeasy
Extra (uncredited)
 1928 Noah's Ark
Flood Extra (uncredited)
 1928 Hangman's House
Horse Race Spectator / Condemned Man in Flashback (uncredited)
 1928 Four Sons
Officer (uncredited)
 1928 Mother Machree
Extra (uncredited)
 1927 Seeing Stars (Short)
Tall Boy (uncredited)
 1927 The Drop Kick
Football Player / Extra in Stands (uncredited)
 1927 Annie Laurie
Extra (uncredited)
 1927 The Draw-Back (Short)
Opposing Football Player (uncredited)
 1926 The Great K & A Train Robbery
Extra (uncredited)
 1926 Bardelys the Magnificent
Guard (uncredited)
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Other Works:

(3/12/51) Radio: Appeared (as "Capt. Nathan Brittles") in a "Lux Radio Theatre" presentation of "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon". See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Biographical Movies | 46 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 30 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Michael Morris | Duke Morrison | Marion Michael Morrison | Marion Morrison

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

My problem is that I'm not a handsome man like Cary Grant, who will be handsome at 65. I may be able to do a few more man-woman things before it's too late, but then what? I never want to play silly old men chasing young girls, as some of the stars are doing. I have to be a director - I've waited all these years to be one. The Alamo (1960) will tell what my future is. See more »

Trivia:

He was a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA). See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive cat-like walk See more »

Nickname:

JW See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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