John Wayne

1907 - 1979

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Marion Robert Morrison (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor and filmmaker who became a popular icon through his starring roles in Western films. His career spanned from the silent era of the 1920s, through the Golden Age of Hollywood and eventually American New Wave, appearing in a total of 179 film and television productions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Wayne has received more than 17,785,710 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). John Wayne is the 82nd most popular actor (down from 65th in 2019), the 159th most popular biography from United States (down from 140th in 2019) and the 39th most popular American Actor.

John Wayne is most famous for his roles in Western films.

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Among actors, John Wayne ranks 82 out of 10,030. Before him are Clark Gable, Gérard Depardieu, Toshiro Mifune, Paul Newman, Tom Hanks, and Jane Fonda. After him are Judi Dench, Leslie Nielsen, Tom Selleck, Peter Falk, Michael Gambon, and Gregory Peck.

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Among people born in 1907, John Wayne ranks 6Before him are Frida Kahlo, Astrid Lindgren, Claus von Stauffenberg, Katharine Hepburn, and Oscar Niemeyer. After him are Mircea Eliade, Laurence Olivier, Hergé, Alberto Moravia, Edwin McMillan, and Baldur von Schirach. Among people deceased in 1979, John Wayne ranks 3Before him are Josef Mengele and Park Chung-hee. After him are Giuseppe Meazza, Herbert Marcuse, Talcott Parsons, Nino Rota, Jean Renoir, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Jean Monnet, Dennis Gabor, and Sándor Kocsis.

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Among people born in United States, John Wayne ranks 159 out of 15,968. Before him are Clark Gable (1901), Carl Sagan (1934), Paul Newman (1925), Tom Hanks (1956), Jane Fonda (1937), and John Tyler (1790). After him are Bobby Fischer (1943), John Williams (1932), George Gershwin (1898), John Rawls (1921), Buzz Aldrin (1930), and Samuel Colt (1814).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, John Wayne ranks 39Before him are Brad Pitt (1963), Vin Diesel (1967), Clark Gable (1901), Paul Newman (1925), Tom Hanks (1956), and Jane Fonda (1937). After him are Tom Selleck (1945), Peter Falk (1927), Gregory Peck (1916), Buster Keaton (1895), John Travolta (1954), and Charlton Heston (1923).

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