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The Undefeated... John Wayne and Rock Hudson must put the past behind them and work together if... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

Hellfighters... Screen legend John Wayne pays tribute to oil field legend "Red" Adair, as Wayne... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

John Wayne:... Take a cinematic journey with the Academy Award winning actor and film icon in... more info $19.98was $19.98 Buy Now

Tall In The... John Wayne hits the trail in this double feature containing two of his best... more info $12.98was $12.98 Buy Now

The War Wagon... Wayne plays rancher Taw Jackson, who's dead set on capturing an ironclad... more info $9.99was $9.99 Buy Now

Reap The Wild... Cecil B. DeMille directs an all-star cast in this turbulent, swashbuckling tale,... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: Marion Robert Morrison,Duke Morrison Died: June 11, 1979
Born: May 26, 1907 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Winterset, Iowa, USA Profession: Cast ... actor director producer laborer propman
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John Wayne, one of the cinema's greatest stars, is also one of the cinema's greatest problems. His image as an icon of American individualism and the frontier spirit has overshadowed his career to such an extent that it is almost impossible for viewers and writers to separate Wayne the legend from Wayne the actor and Wayne the man.

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Holz ( 2008-09-04 )

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Director Raoul Walsh came up with part of John Wayne's stage name. "Mad Anthony" Wayne was a Revolutionary War general who served with George Washington at Valley Forge and defeated the Indians at Fallen Timbers. Mr. Walsh liked this character and suggested it for the actor's stage name. The studio changed the first name to John.

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