May 26, 1907
June 11, 1979
6 ft 3¾ in | 193 cm
96 kg | 212 lbs
11 US | 44 EU
Marion Robert Morrison, known professionally as John Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa, United States, on May 26, 1907, was an American actor.
Young John Wayne began his acting career in small parts in B movies during the 1930s.
He made his big screen debut in silent drama movie Brown of Harvard (1926), in uncredited role as a Yale College football player.
He got his first leading role as Breck Coleman in pre-Code Western movie The Big Trail (1930).
John's breakthrough performance came as Henry "The Ringo Kid" in Western film Stagecoach (1939).
He landed his directorial debut with epic historical war film The Alamo (1960).
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He won the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his role as Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn in Western film True Grit (1969).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Sgt. John M. Stryker in drama action film Sands of Iwo Jima (1949).
He directed, produced and starred as Col. Davy Crockett in epic historical war film The Alamo (1960), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and won the Golden Laurel Award for Top Action Performance.
He was nominated for the Faro Island Film Festival Audience Award for Best Actor for his role as Henry "The Ringo Kid" in Western film Stagecoach (1939).
He won the Golden Laurel Award for Top Male Dramatic Performance for his role as Dan Roman in aviation disaster movie The High and the Mighty (1954).
He won the Golden Laurel Award for Top Action Performance for his role as Capt. Jake Cutter in Western film The Comancheros (1961).
He won the Golden Laurel Award for Top Action Performance for his role as Tom Doniphon in Western drama film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962).
He won the Golden Laurel Award for Top Action Performance for his role as George Washington 'G.W.' McLintock in Western comedy film McLintock! (1963).
He was nominated for the Golden Laurel Award for Action Performance for his role as Matt Masters in drama Western film Circus World (1964).
He was nominated for the Golden Laurel Award for Action Performance for his role as Col. Mike Kirby in war movie The Green Berets (1968).
He won the Golden Laurel Award for Best Action Performance for his role as John Chisum in Western movie Chisum (1970).
The Searchers (1956) Western as Ethan Edwards
Big Jake (1971) Western as Jacob McCandles
Rio Bravo (1959) Western as Sheriff John T. Chance
Fort Apache (1948) Western as Capt. Kirby York
Red River (1948) Western as Thomas Dunson
The Quiet Man (1952) drama romance as Sean Thornton
El Dorado (1966) Western as Cole Thornton
The Shootist (1976) Western as J.B. Books
The Longest Day (1962) epic war as Lt. Col. Benjamin H. Vandervoort
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) Western as Capt. Nathan Cutting Brittles
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) Western as John Elder
How the West Was Won (1962) epic Western as Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
Rio Grande (1950) Western as Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke
Attended Glendale Union High School in California, he was part of his high school's football team.
Attended Wilson Middle School in Glendale, he played football for the 1924 league champion team.
Attended the University of Southern California (USC), he played on USC football team.
Had English, Ulster-Scots and Irish ancestry.
Had younger brother, Robert E. Morrison.
He starred in leading roles in 142 films during his career.
He starred in his own radio adventure series "Three Sheets to the Wind" (1942).
He was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1974.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on 1541 Vine Street in 1960.
He appeared in more than twenty of John Ford's movies.
He was nicknamed "The Duke".
Received the Henrietta Award for World Film Favorite - Male in 1953.
Received the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1966.
He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on June 9, 1980.
He was awarded the Gold Medal from the National Football Foundation in 1973.
He was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Audio Book, Narration & Storytelling Recording for America, Why I Love Her (1972).
He was a Master Mason.
John's favorite drink was Sauza Commemorativo Tequila.
Wayne died on June 11, 1979, Los Angeles, California, United States, at age of 72.
He was married to:
Pilar Pallete (1954-1979), they had two daughters: Aissa Wayne, Marisa Wayne and one son, John Ethan Wayne
Esperanza Baur (1946-1954)
Josephine Alicia Saenz (1933-1945), they had two sons: Michael Wayne, Patrick Wayne and two daughters: Mary Antonia "Toni" Wayne LaCava, Melinda Wayne Munoz
He dated Pat Stacy (1973-1979), Gail Russell (1953), Susan Hayward (1952-1953), Katy Jurado (1951), Carmen Miranda (1944), Paulette Goddard (1942), Joan Blondell (1941-1942), Sigrid Gurie (1940), Marlene Dietrich (1940-1943), Claire Trevor (1939), Polly Ann Young (1934) and Jean Arthur (1929-1931).