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Friday, February 03, 2006
Born Marion Robert Morrison, he
John Wayne, otherwise known as
1907 – 1979, 72 years old at his death.
John Wayne was married 3 times, he
had 4 children with his 1st wife and 3
with his 3rd wife Pilar Wayne, he and
Pilar were still married when he died.
The Duke was a big man in every sense of the word he stood
6’ 4 ½” tall and was built like a small mountain; he was a super
patriotic American and a staunch Republican.
Duke made 163 films, he played the lead role in 142 of them,
between the years of 1928 and 1976, in the very early days of his
career he also played 13 unaccredited roles.
Duke made his last movie The Shootist in 1976, just 3 years before
He won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1970 for “True Grit” while this
was his only Oscar he won countless other awards, including
peoples choice for Favourite Actor 4 years running from 1975 to
It seems fitting to close with one of Dukes own quotes;
"I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me, my
friends respect me. The others can do whatever the hell they
When you’re the Duke you can have "Attitude" whenever you