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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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TV commercial: US Savings Bonds See more »

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11 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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I know what the critics think - that I can't act. What is a great actor anyway? Of course, you could say a great actor is one who can play many different parts, like Olivier can. But all the parts I play are tailor made for me. See more »

Trivia:

In 1973 he was awarded the Gold Medal from the National Football Foundation for his days playing football for Glendale High School and USC. See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive cat-like walk See more »

Nickname:

Duke See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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