Skip to comments.Happy Birthday to The Mighty John Wayne (104th)
Posted on 05/26/2011 4:40:08 PM PDT by PROCON
Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 June 11, 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director and producer. He epitomized rugged masculinity and became an enduring American icon. He is famous for his distinctive voice, walk and height. He was also known for his conservative political views and his support, beginning in the 1950s, for anti-communist positions.
A Harris Poll, released January 2011, placed Wayne third among Americas favorite film stars, the only deceased star on the list and the only one who has appeared on the poll every year since it first began in 1994.
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Happy Birthday Duke!
Don’t you mean 104th ?
Yup, 104th birthday, my bad!
It is most difficult to list my favorite of his movies, but I will try!
1. The Searchers
2. The Alamo
3. Red River
4. The Quiet Man
5. She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
6. True Grit
7. The Shootist
8. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
10. The Comancheros
11. Sands of Iwo Jima
John Wayne and Geronimo were alive at the same time, that seems weird. As a 14 year old boy, Wayne could still have met Wyatt Earp.
I put “The Searchers” #1, too.
+1 for yer numer 6.
I have a poster of Rooster on his horse, right before the famous shoot out near the end of the film. Sitting in that field, supposedly Arkansas (which always make me laugh at the scenery in the backgounds), about to tell Ned Pepper to fill his hands.
Not his best, but I love that film.
Guess I could throw a few of my faves in the mix:
Sons of Katie Elder
The War Wagon
In Harm’s Way
I’ll think of some more as soon as I hit “post”
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