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John Wayne (Marion Robert Morrison)

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Biography

Winterset, Iowa, USA
John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Scots-Irish, and Irish ancestry.

Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, where they tried ranching in the Mojave Desert. Until the ranch failed, Marion and his younger brother Robert E. Morrison swam in an irrigation ditch and rode a horse to school. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Midshipman Bill

Salute 1929

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Character: Pete Donahue

Words and Music 1929

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Character: Breck Coleman

The Big Trail 1930

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Character: Radioman on Surface

Men Without Women 1930

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Character: John Drury

Ride Him, Cowboy 1932

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Character: Buzz Kinney

Lady and Gent 1932

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Character: Jimmy McCoy Jr.

Baby Face 1933

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Character: Singin' Sandy Saunders

Riders of Destiny 1933

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Character: Captain John Holmes

The Man from Monterey 1933

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Character: Co-Pilot in Wreck

Central Airport 1933

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Character: John Scott / John Jones

The Desert Trail 1935

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Character: John Wyatt / John Rogers

Paradise Canyon 1935

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Character: Captain John Ashley

The Lonely Trail 1936

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Character: Dare Rudd

Born to the West 1937

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Character: Bob Seton

Dark Command 1940

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Character: Young Matt Matthews

The Shepherd of the Hills 1941

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Character: Lynn Hollister

A Man Betrayed 1941

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Character: Capt. Jim Gordon

Flying Tigers 1942

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Character: Captain Jack Stuart

Reap the Wild Wind 1942

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Character: Pat Talbot

Reunion in France 1942

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Character: Pittsburgh Markham

Pittsburgh 1942

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Character: Jackson Morgan

Lady for a Night 1942

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Character: Lt. Cmdr. Wedge Donovan

The Fighting Seabees 1944

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Character: Lt. 'Rusty' Ryan

They Were Expendable 1945

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Character: Duke Fergus

Flame of Barbary Coast 1945

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Character: Thomas Dunson

Red River 1948

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Character: Robert Marmaduke Hightower

3 Godfathers 1948

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Character: Capt. Ralls

Wake of the Red Witch 1948

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Character: Capt. Nathan Cutting Brittles

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 1949

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Character: John Breen

The Fighting Kentuckian 1949

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Character: Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke

Rio Grande 1950

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Character: Lt Cmdr. Duke E. Gifford

Operation Pacific 1951

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Character: Jim McLain

Big Jim McLain 1952

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Character: Capt. Dooley

Island in the Sky 1953

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Character: Steve Aloysius Williams

Trouble Along the Way 1953

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Character: Himself - Accepting Best Actor Award for Gary Cooper

The 25th Annual Academy Awards 1953

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Character: Dan Roman

The High and the Mighty 1954

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Character: Himself - Audience Member

The 26th Annual Academy Awards 1954

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Character: Captain Karl Ehrlich

The Sea Chase 1955

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Character: Frank W. 'Spig' Wead

The Wings of Eagles 1957

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Character: Col. John Marlowe

The Horse Soldiers 1959

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Actor

The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959

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Character: Col. Davy Crockett

The Alamo 1960

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Character: Sam McCord

North to Alaska 1960

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Director

The 32nd Annual Academy Awards 1960

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Character: Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort

The Longest Day 1962

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Character: George Washington 'G.W.' McLintock

McLintock! 1963

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Character: Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan

Donovan's Reef 1963

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Character: Centurion at crucifixion

The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965

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Character: Captain Rockwell 'Rock' Torrey

In Harm's Way 1965

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Character: Cole Thornton

El Dorado 1966

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Character: Gen. Mike Randolph

Cast a Giant Shadow 1966

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Character: Taw Jackson

The War Wagon 1967

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Character: Col. Mike Kirby

The Green Berets 1968

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Character: Captain Rockwell Torrey

Skidoo 1968

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Character: Himself

Swing Out, Sweet Land 1970

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Cinematography

The 42nd Annual Academy Awards 1970

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Character: Wil Andersen

The Cowboys 1972

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Character: Himself- Presenter

The 44th Annual Academy Awards 1972

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Character: J.D. Cahill

Cahill U.S. Marshal 1973

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Character: Himself

RCA's Opening Night 1973

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Character: George Abitbol

La classe américaine 1993

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Character: MC François

Ca détourne 1992

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Character: Himself

Hoge bomen: Pioniers 2007

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Character: Himself - Guest

Parkinson 1971

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Character: John Wayne - Host

The Dick Powell Theatre 1961

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Character: Sgt. John M. Stryker

Sands of Iwo Jima 1949

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Character: Himself

Wide Wide World 1955

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Character: Himself

Producers' Showcase 1954

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Character: Himself

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Daniel F. Somers

In Old Oklahoma 1943

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Character: Capt. Jake Cutter

The Comancheros 1961

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Character: Himself - Actor

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950

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Character: Himself - Guest

The Dean Martin Show 1965

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Character: Himself

Climax! 1954

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Character: Himself

Laugh-In 1967

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Character: Himself

Arena 1975

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Character: Himself

These Amazing Shadows 2011

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Character: Himself

Universum 1987

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Character: J.B. Books

The Shootist 1976

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Character: Himself

Reagan 2011

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Character: Hondo Lane

Hondo 1953

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Picture

The 51st Annual Academy Awards 1979

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Character: Actor 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance'

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart 1980

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Character: Himself

Go West, Young Man! 2003

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Character: Himself

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Character: Himself

Fama, todo por un sueño 0

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Character: Thomas Dunson

Weihnachten 0

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Character: Himself

John Wayne's Death 0

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Directing

Character: Col. Davy Crockett

The Alamo 1960

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Character: Col. Mike Kirby

The Green Berets 1968

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Character: Capt. Jake Cutter

The Comancheros 1961

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