John Wayne


John Wayne

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"