John Wayne

1907 - 1979

John Wayne

Marion Michael Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor, director, producer and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. He was among the top box office draws for three decades, famous for his roles in Western films.Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa, but grew up in Southern California. He lost a football scholarship to the University of Southern California as a result of a bodysurfing accident, and began working for the Fox Film Corporation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Wayne has received more than 16,760,807 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 67th most popular actor.

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Among actors, John Wayne ranks 66 out of 8,832Before him are Ian McKellen, Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Konstantin Stanislavski, Paul Newman, and Jane Fonda. After him are Catherine Deneuve, Greta Garbo, Toshiro Mifune, Liam Neeson, Bruce Willis, and Peter Falk.

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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, Edwin McMillan, Hergé, Laurence Olivier, Alberto Moravia, and François Duvalier. Among people deceased in 1979, John Wayne ranks 2Before him is Josef Mengele. After him are Herbert Marcuse, Giuseppe Meazza, Talcott Parsons, Jean Renoir, Nino Rota, Jean Monnet, Dennis Gabor, Sándor Kocsis, Mika Waltari, and Hanna Reitsch.

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Among people born in United States, John Wayne ranks 140 out of 12,171Before him are Henry Fonda (1905), Coen brothers (null), Tupac Shakur (1971), Paul Newman (1925), Jane Fonda (1937), and Chuck Berry (1926). After him are J. D. Salinger (1919), Buzz Aldrin (1930), George Gershwin (1898), Bobby Fischer (1943), Thomas Kuhn (1922), and Carl Sagan (1934).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, John Wayne ranks 31Before him are Nicolas Cage (1964), Will Smith (1968), Charles Bronson (1921), Henry Fonda (1905), Paul Newman (1925), and Jane Fonda (1937). After him are Peter Falk (1927), Sharon Tate (1943), Vin Diesel (1967), Brad Pitt (1963), Jon Voight (1938), and Humphrey Bogart (1899).