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John Wayne (I) (1907–1979)


John Wayne (born Marion Morrison) was the son of pharmacist Clyde Morrison and his wife Mary. 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 the ranch failed, Marion and his younger brother Robert E. Morrison swam in... See full bio »

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

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 1974 Maude (TV Series)
John Wayne
 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
 1965 In Harm's Way
Captain Rockwell 'Rock' Torrey
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Sergeant-Umpire in Korea
- Flashing Spikes (1962) ... Sergeant-Umpire in Korea (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
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Capt. Jack Stuart
 1940 Seven Sinners
Dan
 1939 Allegheny Uprising
Jim Smith
 1937 Idol of the Crowds
Johnny Hanson
 1936 Sea Spoilers
Bob Randall
 1935 The New Frontier
John
 1935 Paradise Canyon
John Wyatt / John Rogers
 1935 The Desert Trail
John Scott / John Jones
 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 The Big Stampede
John Steele
 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 The Drop Kick
Football Player / Extra in Stands (uncredited)
 1927 Annie Laurie
Extra (uncredited)
 1926 The Great K & A Train Robbery
Extra (uncredited)
 1926 Bardelys the Magnificent
Guard (uncredited)
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Other Works:

(1/1/73) Grand Marshal, Tournament of Roses parade, Pasadena, CA. See more »

Publicity Listings:

13 Biographical Movies | 45 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 28 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:

[on The Green Berets (1968)] When I saw what our boys are going through - hell - and how the morale was holding up, and the job they were doing, I just knew they had to make this picture. See more »

Trivia:

Arguably Wayne's worst film, The Conqueror (1956), in which he played Genghis Kahn, was based on a script that director Dick Powell had every intention of throwing into the wastebasket. According to Powell, when he had to leave his office at RKO for a few minutes during a story conference, he returned to find a very enthused Wayne reading the script, which had been in a pile of possible scripts ... See more »

Trademark:

Slow talk and distinctive gravelly voice See more »

Nickname:

JW See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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