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John Wayne

Male 1907 - 1979  (72 years)    Has 2 ancestors and 7 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name John Wayne 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Birth 26 May 1907  Winterset, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 11 Jun 1979  Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 1 Sibling 
    Person ID I373582  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 

    Father Clyde Morrison 
    Mother Mary 
    Family ID F148233  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Josephine Saenz 
    Marriage 1933 
    Divorce 1945 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Toni Wayne,   b. 25 Feb 1936, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Dec 2000 (Age 64 years)
     4. Melinda Wayne
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Estelle Merle o' Brien Thompson,   b. 19 Feb 1911   d. 23 Nov 1979 (Age 68 years) 
    Marriage 1938 
    Divorce 1947 
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F334256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Marlene Dietrich,   b. 27 Dec 1901, Schöneberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 May 1992, Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 90 years) 
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148226  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Esperanza Bauer 
    Marriage 1946 
    Divorce 1954 
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148228  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Pilar Palette 
    Marriage 1954 
     1. Living
     2. John Ethan Wayne
     3. Marisa Wayne
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • His 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. Till the ranch failed he and his younger brother Robert swam in an irrigation ditch and rode a horse to school. Next the family moved to Glendale where Marion delivered medicines for his father, sold newspapers, and had an Airedale dog named "Duke" (the source of his own nickname). He did well at school both academically and in football. When he narrowly failed admission to Annapolis he went to USC on a football scholarship 1925-7. 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, mostly oaters, 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. In 1963 he had a cancerous lung removed; in 1978 there was open-heart surgery; in 1979 his stomach was removed. 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).

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