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John Wayne


John Wayne was an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning American film actor. He epitomized rugged masculinity and has become an enduring American icon. He is famous for his distinctive voice, walk and physical presence.

  • May 26, 1907: Born Marion Michael Morrison
  • 1930: First lead acting role in The Big Trail
  • 1939: Stagecoach
  • 1969: Won Academy Award for Best Actor in True Grit
  • June 11, 1979: Died of stomach cancer in Los Angeles California

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