Date of birth: 26 May 1907
Place of birth: Iowa, USA
Date of death: 11 June 1979
Place of death: California, USA (lung & stomach cancer)
His father: Clyde, a pharmacist
His mother: Mary
Wives: Pilar Wayne, Esperanza Baur and Josephine Alicia Saenz
Children: John Wayne fathered 7 children : Children with Pilar: Aissa Wayne, John Ethan Wayne and Marisa Wayne.
Sons with Josephine: Michael Wayne (producer) and Patrick Wayne (actor); daughters Toni Wayne and Melinda Wayne.
1925 John Wayne went to USC on a football scholarship
1930 He acted for the first time, in the film Men Without Women
1939 John Wayne acted in the film Stagecoach, directed by Ford.
1942 John Wayne participated in some radio series: The Three Sheets to the Wind
1944 Wayne helped found the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals.
1949 He was nominated for an Academy Award for the film Sands of Iwo Jima
1960 John Wayne produced, directed and starred in the film The Alamo.
1964 Wayne inherited his father’s lung cancer, he had one lung removed.
1968 He co-directed and acted in The Green Berets
1969 John Wayne received an Oscar for his role as Rooster Cogburn in True Grit
1978 Still suffering from a bad health, he had a heart valve replacement surgery, and short after, he had his stomach removed.
1997 Wayne was ranked 16th in Empire Magazine’s "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time"