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An American legend, John Wayne made more movies as the leading actor than anyone
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John Wayne Facts
John Wayne's father Clyde was a pharmacist with a lung condition which required
him to move wife Mary and son Marion to the warmer climate of southern
California where they tried ranching near the Mojave desert. Next the family
moved to Glendale where Marion delivered medicines for his father, sold
newspapers, and had an Airedale dog named "Duke" where John Wayne got his nick
name. He went to USC on a football scholarship 1925-27. Tom Mix got him a summer
job as a prop man in exchange for football tickets. On the set he became close
friends with director John Ford for whom, among others, he began doing bit
parts, some billed as John Wayne. His first featured film was Men Without Women
(1930). After more than 70 low-budget adventures, Ford cast him in Stagecoach
(1939), the movie through which he emerged as a major star. He appeared nearly
250 movies, many of epic proportions. From 1942-3 he was in a radio series "The
Three Sheets to the Wind" and in 1944 he helped found the Motion Picture
Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, later becoming its president.
His right-wing political stance was also reflected in Alamo, The (1960) which he
produced, directed and starred in. His superhawk stand was enshrined in Green
Berets, The (1968) which he co-directed and starred in. He received the Best
Actor nomination for Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) and the Oscar for his role as
Rooster Cogburn in True Grit (1969). A Congressional Medal was struck in his
honor. He is perhaps best remembered for his parts in the cavalry trilogy --
Fort Apache (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) and Rio Grande (1950).
John Wayne's height was 6 foot and 4 inches.
John Wayne holds the record for most leading roles, 142 of them.
John Wayne and his buddy, actor Ward Bond, frequently played practical jokes on
each other. In one incident, Bond bet Wayne that they could stand on opposite
sides of a newspaper and Wayne wouldn't be able to hit him. Ward Bond set a
sheet of newspaper down in a doorway, John Wayne stood on one end, and Bond
slammed the door in his face, shouting "Try and hit me now!" Wayne responded by
sending his fist through the door, flooring Bond (and winning the bet).
Another interesting story, the evening before a shoot he was trying to get some
sleep in a Las Vegas hotel. The suite directly below his was that of Frank
Sinatra, who was having a party. The noise kept Wayne awake, and each time he
made a complaining phone call it quieted temporarily but each time eventually
grew louder. Wayne at last appeared at Sinatra's door and told Frank to stop the
noise. A Sinatra bodyguard of Wayne's size approached saying, "Nobody talks to
Mr. Sinatra that way." Wayne looked at the man, turned as though to leave, then
backhanded the bodyguard, who fell to the floor, where Wayne knocked him out by
crashing a chair on top of him. The party noise stopped.
John Wayne turned down the roles of Dirty Harry, Patton, and the lead role in
the Dirty Dozen.
John Wayne Quote
"Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much."
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