The man we know as "the Duke" was born in Winterset, Iowa on May 26, 1907. His given name was Marion Michael Morrison. His parents were Clyde & Mary Morrison & he had one brother, Robert. … see full wiki
One of the great movie stars. Not a terrific actor - when you watch one of his movies, you're seeing John Wayne play John Wayne, and John Wayne was a single-note character. But a great star who could light up a screen.
John Wayne didn't receive many honors for the movies he made. That's probably because his greatest role was playing himself. He invented the name, the walk, the drawl that nearly the entire world has come to know. He portrayed what the people wanted to see. He gave us our American hero. That said, he did make some pretty great films in the process. Some of my favortes include Stagecoach, They Were Expendable, Operation Pacific, The … more