Ten fun facts about John Wayne


Fact 1
John Wayne was his screen name. His real name was Marion Robert Morrison.

Fact 2
John Wayne was married three times during his lifetime and had a total of seven children.

Fact 3
John Wayne is mostly known for appearing in numerous Westerns during his acting career.


Fact 4
He has appeared as the leading actor in a total of 142 films. There are only a total of 11 films that he has appeared in where he was not the leading actor.

Fact 5
In 1997 “Empire” magazine ranked John Wayne as the sixteenth “Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time”.

Fact 6
He was offered the lead role in the 1967 film “The Dirty Dozen”. He turned down the part to direct the film “The Green Berets” which he also starred in.

Fact 7
John Wayne owned a yacht named “The Wild Goose”. While cruising on the boat he chipped ice off an iceberg that he used when serving Tequila to his friends. He kept the ice on hand for years.

Fact 8
While in college he was a member of the fraternity Sigma Chi.

Fact 9
In 1967 he parodied himself by appearing on the hit television series “The Beverly Hillbillies”. All he asked for payment for the cameo was a bottle of bourbon.

Fact 10
John Wayne died in Los Angeles, California on June 11, 1979. He was suffering from lung and stomach cancer.


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