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John Wayne (I) (1907–1979)


John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Scots-Irish, and Irish ancestry. 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 ... See full bio »

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

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Filmography

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 1974 Maude (TV Series)
Duke
- Maude Meets the Duke (1974) ... Duke
 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
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Marine Sergeant
- Flashing Spikes (1962) ... Marine Sergeant (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
 1939 Allegheny Uprising
Jim Smith
 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 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 Seeing Stars (Short)
Tall Boy (uncredited)
 1927 The Drop Kick
Football Player / Extra in Stands (uncredited)
 1927 Annie Laurie
Extra (uncredited)
 1927 The Draw-Back (Short)
Opposing Football Player (uncredited)
 1926 The Great K & A Train Robbery
Extra (uncredited)
 1926 Bardelys the Magnificent
Guard (uncredited)
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Other Works:

TV commercial (political ad): Ronald Reagan for California governor. See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Biographical Movies | 46 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 30 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Michael Morris | Duke Morrison | Marion Michael Morrison | Marion Morrison

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

We must always look to the future. Tomorrow - the time that gives a man just one more chance - is one of the many things that I feel are wonderful in life. So's a good horse under you. Or the only campfire for miles around. Or a quiet night and a nice soft hunk of ground to sleep on. A mother meeting her first-born. The sound of a kid calling you dad for the first time. There's a lot of things ... See more »

Trivia:

According to Mel Brooks in his commentary of Blazing Saddles (1974), he wanted Wayne as The Waco Kid. Wayne told Brooks that he thought the script was "funny as hell", but turned it down because he feared the role would have been detrimental to his persona. See more »

Trademark:

Slow talk and distinctive gravelly voice See more »

Nickname:

JW See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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