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John Wayne

1907 - 1979

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Marion Robert Morrison (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), professionally known as John Wayne and nicknamed The Duke or Duke Wayne, was an American actor who became a popular icon through his starring roles in films which were produced during Hollywood's Golden Age, especially through his starring roles in Western and war movies. His career flourished from the silent era of the 1920s through the American New Wave, as he appeared in a total of 179 film and television productions. He was among the top box-office draws for three decades, and he appeared with many other important Hollywood stars of his era. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Wayne has received more than 24,327,127 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 96 in 2019). John Wayne is the 71st most popular actor (up from 81st in 2019), the 145th most popular biography from United States (up from 159th in 2019) and the 31st most popular American Actor.

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

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Among actors, John Wayne ranks 71 out of 9,996Before him are Vin Diesel, Bruce Willis, Cary Grant, Jon Voight, Steven Seagal, and Christopher Lee. After him are Judy Garland, Michael Caine, Steve McQueen, Will Smith, Johnny Depp, and Paul Newman.

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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 Edwin McMillan, Mircea Eliade, Hergé, Laurence Olivier, Rachel Carson, and Alberto Moravia. Among people deceased in 1979, John Wayne ranks 3Before him are Josef Mengele and Park Chung-hee. After him are Giuseppe Meazza, Talcott Parsons, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Nino Rota, Herbert Marcuse, Jean Renoir, Hafizullah Amin, Jean Seberg, and Sándor Kocsis.

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Among people born in United States, John Wayne ranks 145 out of 18,182Before him are Vin Diesel (1967), Thomas Kuhn (1922), Jon Voight (1938), Steven Seagal (1952), Frank Herbert (1920), and Tupac Shakur (1971). After him are Judy Garland (1922), J. D. Salinger (1919), Steve McQueen (1930), Will Smith (1968), Johnny Depp (1963), and Paul Newman (1925).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, John Wayne ranks 31Before him are Clark Gable (1901), Sharon Tate (1943), Kirk Douglas (1916), Vin Diesel (1967), Jon Voight (1938), and Steven Seagal (1952). After him are Judy Garland (1922), Steve McQueen (1930), Will Smith (1968), Johnny Depp (1963), Paul Newman (1925), and Humphrey Bogart (1899).

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