John Wayne

Born: May 26, 1907
Winterset, Iowa
Died: June 11, 1979 (Age: 72)
Los Angeles, California

Actor

Year
16 Great American Westerns: John Wayne 2015
John Wayne as Young Duke 2014
John Wayne Collection 2014
John Wayne: Early Westerns 2014
TCM Greatest Classic Films: John Wayne War 2014
24 Features: John Wayne Collection 2014
Great American Western: John Wayne 2014
John Wayne: Bigger Than Life Collection 2014
John Wayne: Epic Collection 2014
4 Film Favorites: John Wayne 2013
John Wayne 6 Movie Collection 2013
John Wayne Premium Collection 2013
Blue Steel / Rainbow Valley 2013
Big Jake / A Man Called Horse 2013
Rio Lobo / Monte Walsh 2013
TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends: John Wayne Action 2013
John Wayne: Western Hero 2013
Legendary John Wayne 2012
John Wayne Film Collection 2012
John Wayne: In The Movies 2012
20-Film Great American Westerns: John Wayne Collection 2012
Rooster Cogburn / War Wagon / Spoilers / The Shepherd of the Hills 2012
John Wayne in the Saddle 2012
John Wayne: Western Legend 2012
John Wayne in Action 2012
John Wayne Collection 2012
John Wayne Crime Buster Collection 2012
John Wayne Serials 2011
John Wayne Collection Volume 3 2011
John Wayne Collection Volume 2 2011
John Wayne Collection Volume 1 2011
John Wayne: America's Legendary Hero 2011
Ultimate John Wayne Collection 2011
John Wayne Collection 2011
Great American Western Collection Volume 7 2010
Great American Western Collection Volume 4 2010
Great American Western Collection Volume 2 2010
The Man from Utah / Randy Rides Alone 2010
Texas Terror / Trail Beyond 2010
This Little Bullet 2009
John Wayne Collection 2009
TCM Greatest Classic Films: John Wayne Westerns 2009
John Wayne Western Collection 2009
John Wayne: Ultimate Collection 2009
Best of John Wayne Collection 2008
John Wayne Collection: Blue Steel & More 2008
John Wayne Collection Gift Pack 2007
John Wayne Collection: Wave 2 2007
Flame of Barbary Coast / Santa Fe Stampede 2007
The John Wayne Adventure Collection 2007
John Wayne Western Collection 2007
Sands of Iwo Jima / Flying Tigers 2007
John Wayne Action Collection 2007
John Wayne Century Collection 2007
John Wayne: Horse Operas 2007
Westward Ho / Fighting Kentuckian 2007
Dark Command / Lady Takes A Chance 2007
John Wayne: Cowboy Legend 2007
John Wayne: American Hero 10 Movie Pack 2007
Dakota / In Old California 2007
The Sons of Katie Elder / The Shootist 2007
John Wayne 2007
John Wayne Film Collection 2007
John Wayne: Cowboy Legend 10 Movie Pack 2007
The Fighting Seabees / Wake Of The Red Witch 2007
In Harm's Way / Donovan's Reef 2007
John Wayne Triple Feature 3 2006
Blue Steel / Gun Law 2006
The John Wayne Cliffhanger Collection 2006
John Wayne Giftset 2006
Paradise Canyon / Hidden Valley 2006
John Wayne Triple Feature 4 2006
Dawn Rider / Sunset Trail 2006
John Wayne-John Ford Film Collection 2006
'Neath The Arizona Skies / Border Caballero 2006
John Wayne: 3 Movies 2006
Desert Trail / Riders Of The Rockies 2006
John Wayne: The Late Years 2006
Riders Of Destiny / Riders Of The Desert 2006
Ride Him Cowboy / The Big Stampede / Haunted Gold 2006
Lawless Frontier / Stormy Trails 2006
John Wayne: The Ultimate Collection 2006
Randy Rides Alone / When A Man Rides Alone 2006
Telegraph Trail / Somewhere In Sonora / Man from Monterey 2006
Lucky Texan / Texas Buddies 2006
John Wayne Collection 2006
John Wayne: An American Icon Collection 2006
Rainbow Valley / Deadwood Pass 2006
John Wayne: An American Legend 2006
Man From Utah / Utah Trail 2006
John Wayne Legendary Heroes Collection 2005
John Wayne Movies 2005
John Wayne Collection 2005
John Wayne 20 Movie Pack 2005
John Wayne II 2005
The Train Robbers / Tall in the Saddle 2005
John Wayne: The Ultimate Film Collection 2005
They Were Expendable / Flying Leathernecks 2005
John Wayne 2005
Legendary John Wayne 2004
Great American Western Volume 24 2004
John Wayne: The Signature Collection 2004
John Wayne: The Early Years 2004
The Best Of John Wayne Collection: Volume 1 2002
The Best Of John Wayne Collection 2 2002
The John Wayne Collection 2002
Randy Rides Alone / Trail Beyond 2002
West Of The Divide / The Man From Utah 2002
Riders Of Destiny / Sagebrush Trail 2002
No Substitute for Victory 2001
The Shootist 1976
Rooster Cogburn 1975
Brannigan 1975
McQ 1974
The Train Robbers 1973
Cahill, U.S. Marshal 1973
The Cowboys 1972
Big Jake 1971
Rio Lobo 1970
Chisum 1970
True Grit 1969
The Undefeated 1969
Hellfighters 1968
The Green Berets 1968
The War Wagon 1967
El Dorado 1967
Cast A Giant Shadow 1966
The Sons Of Katie Elder 1965
In Harm's Way 1965
Circus World 1964
How The West Was Won 1963
McLintock! 1963
Donovan's Reef 1963
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962
The Longest Day 1962
Hatari! 1962
The Comancheros 1961
North To Alaska 1960
The Alamo 1960
The Horse Soldiers 1959
Rio Bravo 1959
The Barbarian And The Geisha 1958
Legend Of The Lost 1957
Jet Pilot 1957
The Wings Of Eagles 1957
The Conqueror 1956
The Searchers 1956
Blood Alley 1955
The Sea Chase 1955
The High And The Mighty 1954
Trouble Along The Way 1953
Hondo 1953
Big Jim McLain 1952
The Quiet Man 1952
Flying Leathernecks 1951
Operation Pacific 1951
Rio Grande 1950
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon 1949
Sands of Iwo Jima 1949
The Fighting Kentuckian 1949
Fort Apache 1948
Red River 1948
Wake Of The Red Witch 1948
Three Godfathers 1948
Angel and the Badman 1947
Tycoon 1947
Without Reservations 1946
Dakota 1945
They Were Expendable 1945
Back To Bataan 1945
Flame Of Barbary Coast 1945
Tall In The Saddle 1944
The Fighting Seabees 1944
The War Of The Wildcats 1943
A Lady Takes A Chance 1943
Reunion In France 1942
Flying Tigers 1942
Lady For A Night 1942
Reap The Wild Wind 1942
The Spoilers 1942
In Old California 1942
Pittsburgh 1942
A Man Betrayed 1941
The Shepherd Of The Hills 1941
Wheel Of Fortune 1941
Lady From Louisiana 1941
Seven Sinners 1940
The Long Voyage Home 1940
Three Faces West 1940
The Dark Command 1940
Stagecoach 1939
Wyoming Outlaw 1939
Allegheny Uprising 1939
The Night Riders 1939
Frontier Horizon 1939
Red River Range 1939
Three Texas Steers 1939
Hell Town 1938
Overland Stage Raiders 1938
Born To The West 1938
Pals Of The Saddle 1938
Santa Fe Stampede 1938
I Cover The War 1937
Conflict 1937
The Lonely Trail 1936
Westward Ho 1936
King Of The Pecos 1936
Winds Of The Wasteland 1936
The Lawless Nineties 1936
Lawless Range 1936
Sea Spoilers 1936
Rainbow Valley 1935
Dawn Rider 1935
The New Frontier 1935
Desert Trail 1935
The Lawless Frontier 1935
Paradise Canyon 1935
Neath Arizona Skies 1935
Texas Terror 1935
Lucky Texan 1934
The Trail Beyond 1934
Randy Rides Alone 1934
Star Packer 1934
Blue Steel 1934
The Man From Utah 1934
West Of The Divide 1934
Haunted Gold 1933
The Three Musketeers 1933
Central Airport 1933
Sagebrush Trail 1933
Riders Of Destiny 1933
Somewhere in Sonora 1933
Baby Face 1933
His Private Secretary 1933
The Man From Monterey 1933
The Life Of Jimmy Dolan 1933
The Telegraph Trail 1933
Hurricane Express 1932
Ride Him, Cowboy 1932
The Big Stampede 1932
The Big Trail 1930
Great John Wayne Movies N/A

Director

Year
The Green Berets 1968
The Alamo 1960

Producer

Year
The Alamo 1960
Track Of The Cat 1954
Hondo 1953
The Fighting Kentuckian 1949
Angel and the Badman 1947

Profile created on May 2, 2001.

Did you know?

  • He was nicknamed "The Duke."
  • John converted from Presbyterian to Roman Catholic.
  • John played football at the University of Southern California.
  • John died of lung and stomach cancer.
  • He is buried in Pacific View Memorial Park, Newport Beach, California.
  • John's first choice for post-high school education was to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. He was the first alternate, but the first choice accepted.
  • It was his football coach from USC who is responsible for Duke's start in film. Coach Jones got him a job as a prop assistant at the studios.
  • Duke visited a children's hospital at 3:00 a.m. once because a little girl on her death bed had one wish to see him. He not only visited her, but every patient in the hospital.
  • John was married to Pilar Palette in from 1954 until his death in 1979.
  • John's first wife was Josephine Saenz.
  • John's second marriage lasted eight years to Esperanza Bauer.
  • Jon has seven children and more 20 grandchildren today.
  • Duke was the lead man in 142 movies.
  • Big, bad western cowboy dressed in a pink, fluffy bunny suit for the variety show "Laugh-In" in 1969.
 

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