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Honor Western Legend John Wayne
on His Birthday
Honor Western Legend John Wayne on His Birthday

John Wayne was born on May 26, 1907.

John Wayne, whose real name was Marion Mitchell Morrison, was an American actor and filmmaker. Wayne, nicknamed “Duke,” was born in Iowa, but grew up in Southern California. The iconic actor is known for his roles in Western movies and led the top of the box office for three decades.

Wayne began his film career as a prop man. He landed his first big role in the film “The Big Trail” in 1930. His next important role came a decade later in “Stagecoach” in 1939, and he found success again in “Red River” in 1948.

Along with his acting and producing, Wayne was an open conservative. He spent time supporting fellow conservative actor turned politician Ronald Reagan recording radio advertisements for Reagan’s presidential run.

His most notable films include “Fort Apache,” “The Quiet Man,” “True Grit” and “The Shootist.” Wayne won his first academy award for “True Grit.”

The beloved Western icon passed away from cancer in 1979.

'I'm thirty years older than you are. I had my back broke once, and my hip twice. And on my worst day I could beat the hell out of you.'
"I'm thirty years older than you are. I had my back broke once, and my hip twice.
And on my worst day I could beat the hell out of you."
- John Wayne
We'll take our Sunday morning coffee on the Wild Goose! The Duke's favorite place to be was with his friends & family on his WW2 Minesweeper, the Wild Goose. He's pictured here enjoying his coffee out of one of his infamous gold handled mugs that he gifted the cast & crews on each of his movies.
We'll take our Sunday morning coffee on the Wild Goose!
The Duke's favorite place to be was with his friends & family on his WW2 Minesweeper, the Wild Goose. He's pictured here enjoying his coffee out of one of his infamous gold handled mugs that he gifted the cast & crews on each of his movies.
The Duke's favorite place to be is on his boat, the Wild Goose!
The Duke's favorite place to be is on his boat, the Wild Goose!
What's your favorite non-western John Wayne movie?
What's your favorite non-western John Wayne movie?
The Duke was a part of the star studded ensemble cast of How the West Was Won in 1962, directed by Henry Hathaway & John Ford. The film featured 7 Academy Award recipients & 10 Academy Award nominees.
The Duke was a part of the star studded ensemble cast of How the West Was Won in 1962, directed by Henry Hathaway & John Ford. The film featured 7 Academy Award recipients & 10 Academy Award nominees.
The Duke moved down to Newport Beach from Encino in 1963. His family enjoyed having the Newport Bay as their backyard, swipe to see a view of his backyard and an aerial shot of his home!
The Duke moved down to Newport Beach from Encino in 1963. His family enjoyed having the Newport Bay as their backyard, swipe to see a view of his backyard and an aerial shot of his home!
'Kirby, you tangle with me, I'll have your hide.'
"Kirby, you tangle with me, I'll have your hide."
- John Wayne
Pour one up tonight!
Pour one up tonight!
'Looking back is a bad habit'. Except when you look back on the classics!
"Looking back is a bad habit"- John Wayne
Except when you look back on the classics!
'All the screen cowboys behaved like real gentlemen. They didn’t drink, they didn’t smoke. When they knocked the bad guy down, they always stood with their fists up, waiting for the heavy to get back on his feet. I decided I was going to drag the bad guy to his feet and keep hitting him.'
“All the screen cowboys behaved like real gentlemen.
They didn’t drink, they didn’t smoke. When they knocked the bad guy down,
they always stood with their fists up, waiting for the heavy to get back on his feet.
I decided I was going to drag the bad guy to his feet and keep hitting him.”
- John Wayne
'When you stop fighting, that’s death.'
“When you stop fighting, that’s death.”
- John Wayne
What's your favorite John Wayne quote?
What's your favorite John Wayne quote?
'I've got a touch of hangover, bureaucrat. Don't push me.'
"I've got a touch of hangover, bureaucrat. Don't push me."
- John Wayne
'This is probably the first marriage I've ever seen that started out with a spanking!'
"This is probably the first marriage I've ever seen that started out with a spanking!"
- John Wayne
One of John Wayne's favorite activities was fishing off the deck of the Wild Goose
One of John Wayne's favorite activities was fishing off the deck of the Wild Goose.
'The prose, poetry, and songs that have been written about the West far exceed any other nation's legends. I guess more is said about the cowboy than any other nation's heroes. The cowboy appeals to a basic emotion- heroic tradition.'
"The prose, poetry, and songs that have been written about the West far exceed any other nation's legends. I guess more is said about the cowboy than any other nation's heroes. The cowboy appeals to a basic emotion- heroic tradition."
- John Wayne

“I was sure I’d set the world on fire, and it was hard for a young feller like me to realize the truth – that I hadn’t set the world on fire, and I was totally unprepared to handle the consequences if ‘The Big Trail’ had been a success and launched me as a star.” - John Wayne
John Wayne appeared in nearly 250 films.
John Wayne appeared in nearly 250 films.
John Wayne's first Oscar nomination for Best Actor was for his role in Sands of Iwo Jima?
John Wayne's first Oscar nomination for Best Actor
was for his role in Sands of Iwo Jima?
'Everybody gets dead. It was his turn.'
"Everybody gets dead. It was his turn."
- John Wayne"

Cheers to the Duke's Birthday and a 3-day weekend!
Cheers to the Duke's Birthday and a 3-day weekend!

by Lauryn Overhultz of Columnist
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