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Actor John Wayne pictures(pic)and photo gallery.
Birth name:Marion Robert Morrison.
Born:26 May 1907 Winterset, Iowa, United States.
popularly known as the "Duke," was an iconic, Academy Award winning, American film actor whose career began in silent movies in the 1920s. He was a major star from the 1940s to the 1970s. He is famous for his distinctive voice and walk. He featured heavily in Westerns and World War II epics, but he also made a wide range of films from various genres, biographies, romantic comedies, police dramas, and more. He epitomized a rugged individualistic masculinity, and has become an enduring American icon. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Wayne among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, ranking at No. 13. A Harris Poll released in 2007 placed Wayne at No. 3 among America's favorite film stars, the only deceased star on the list and the only one who had appeared on every year's version of the poll.
John Wayne died of stomach cancer on June 11, 1979, and was interred in the Pacific View Memorial Park cemetery in Corona del Mar. He requested his tombstone read, "Feo, Fuerte y Formal" a Spanish epitaph meaning he was ugly, strong and had dignity. However, the grave, unmarked for twenty years, now is marked with a quotation from his 1971 Playboy interview: "Tomorrow is the most important thing in life.Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday."