John Wayne, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

John Wayne

American actor

Date of Birth: 26-May-1907

Place of Birth: Winterset, Iowa, United States

Date of Death: 11-Jun-1979

Profession: screenwriter, actor, film director, film producer, television actor, film actor, American football player

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About John Wayne

  • Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor, filmmaker, and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient.
  • He was among the top box office draws for three decades.Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa but grew up in Southern California.
  • He lost a football scholarship to the University of Southern California as a result of a bodysurfing accident, and began working for the Fox Film Corporation.
  • He appeared mostly in small parts, but his first leading role came in Raoul Walsh's Western The Big Trail (1930), an early widescreen film epic which was a box-office failure.
  • Leading roles followed in numerous B movies during the 1930s, most of them also Westerns, without becoming a major name.
  • It was John Ford's Stagecoach (1939) that made him a mainstream star, and he starred in 142 motion pictures altogether.
  • According to one biographer, "John Wayne personified for millions the nation's frontier heritage."Wayne's other roles in Westerns include a cattleman driving his herd on the Chisholm Trail in Red River (1948), a Civil War veteran whose niece is abducted by a tribe of Comanches in The Searchers (1956), a troubled rancher competing with a lawyer (James Stewart) for a woman's hand in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), and a cantankerous one-eyed marshal in True Grit (1969), for which he received the Academy Award for Best Actor.
  • He is also remembered for his roles in The Quiet Man (1952), Rio Bravo (1959) with Dean Martin, and The Longest Day (1962).
  • In his final screen performance, he starred as an aging gunfighter battling cancer in The Shootist (1976).
  • He appeared with many important Hollywood stars of his era, and made his last public appearance at the Academy Awards ceremony on April 9, 1979.

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