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John Wayne

John Wayne
Personal information
Birth nameMarion Robert Morrison
Birth dateMay 26, 1907
Place of birthWinterset, Iowa, U.S.
Date of deathJune 11, 1979(age 72)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of deathStomach cancer
Other namesMarion Mitchell Morrison; "The Duke"; Duke Morrison
EducationGlendale High School
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
OccupationActor, director, producer
Years active1926 1976
Home townGlendale, California
Political partyRepublican
ReligionRoman Catholic convert from Presbyterian
Spouse-Josephine Alicia Saenz-1933-1945
-Esperanza Baur-1946-1954
-Pilar Pallete-1954-1979

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Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 June 11, 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director and producer. He epitomized rugged masculinity and became an enduring American icon. He is famous for his distinctive voice, walk and height. He was also known for his conservative political views and his support, beginning in the 1950s, for anti-communist positions.

A Harris Poll, released January 2011, placed Wayne third among America's favorite film stars, the only deceased star on the list and the only one who has appeared on the poll every year since it first began in 1994.

In June of 1999, the American Film Institute named Wayne 13th among the Greatest Male Screen Legends of All Time.

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