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John Wayne

Actor, Director, Producer
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Net worth 2018: $50 Million
Residence: Winterset, Iowa, U.S
Country: United States
BirthDay: 26 May 1907
Sigh: Gemini
Died On: June 11, 1979
Education: Glendale High School, University of Southern California

John Wayne was bornon 26 May 1907 in Winterset, Iowa, U.S, American, is Actor, Director, Producer. John Wayne was an American actor and director who went on to become one of the greatest stars in Hollywood in a career that lasted several decades. Wayne did not set out to be an actor but it was a set of circumstances that finally saw him starting off as an extra in movies and from then on he stayed in the industry to become one of the biggest stars who specialised in typical Westerns. Initially, John Wayne struggled a lot as he had to play bit part roles but it all changed when he appeared in the film ‘Stagecoach’ and over the years he appeared in such classic films as the ones comprising John Ford’s ‘Cavalry Trilogy’ and the 1956 film ‘The Searchers’ that is regarded by movie connoisseurs as his greatest performance. John Wayne also wore the director’s hat and during the Second World War acted in a number of films that were specially made to entertain the troops engaged in the war. Throughout his career, John Wayne left behind a body of work that will forever be treasured by film lovers and would be enjoyed by people across all ages.


$50 Million


In 1969, John Wayne starred in the film ‘True Grit’ and his role of a US Marshall was widely appreciated that led to his only Academy Award win for Best Actor


In 1960, John Wayne acted and directed the movie ‘Alamo’


In 1956, John Wayne acted in ‘The Searchers’, which is considered by many to be his best performance


Wayne married Pilar Pallette, a Peruvian actress in 1954 but the couple separated 19 years after their marriage


It was in 1948 that John Wayne teamed up with John Ford for the first of his ‘Cavalry Trilogy’ with ‘Fort Apache’


Thereafter, he married Esperanza Baur, a Mexican actress in 1946 but the marriage wasn’t a happy one and often took a violent turn


John Wayne got married to Josephine Alicia Saenz in the year 1933 but the marriage ended in divorce 12 years later


After a period of struggle in which he appeared in some minor roles in some films and television shows throughout the 1930s, John Wayne got his first big break in the films ‘Stagecoach’ released in 1939


He had always wanted to serve the US Navy but was rejected by the US Naval Academy so took up a sporting scholarship to the University of Southern California in 1925


Marion Robert Morrison, later renamed as John Wayne, was born to Clyde Leonard Morrison and Mary Alberta Brown on 26 May, 1907 in Winterset, Iowa

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