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John Wayne Biography

Birth Name:

Marion Robert Morrison

Date of Birth:

May 26, 1907

Birth Place:

Wintersest, Iowa

Date of Birth:

June 11, 1979 in Los Angeles, California


Glendale High School, California
University of Southern California


Josephine Alicia Saenz (1933 - 1945)
Esperanza Baur (1946 - 1953)
Pilar Pallete (1954 - 1979)


Michael, Patrick, Toni and Melinda with wife Josephine
Aissa, Ethan and Marisa with wife Pilar

Famous Romances:

Marlene Dietrich

Big Break:

Tom Mix wanted tickets to the USC football games in exchange he gave some of the players jobs at the studio, while working there John Wayne befriended John Ford and went on to star in 20 of his westerns.

Starmaking Role:


Biggest Hit:

True Grit

Quintssential Quality:

American Icon

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Col. John Marlowe ( The Horse Soldiers ):

"Kirby, you tangle with me, I'll have your hide."

John Wayne made two Westerns with Rat Pack member Dean Martin, what were they?