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Happy 100th birthday, John Wayne!
The Orange County Register ^ | May 24, 2007 | NIYAZ PIRANI

Posted on 05/25/2007 6:44:54 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

If there's one thing I've learned from asking readers to send in stories about John Wayne, it's this: people really loved the guy.

Even if they didn't know him personally, many speak of brief encounters with his gentle ways and humorous personality as if they're talking about somebody they've known for years.

The Duke turns 100 years old Saturday, so we thought we'd celebrate with our very own birthday card.

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: birthday; hero; hollywood; howdypilgrim; johnwayne; movies; wayne
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1 posted on 05/25/2007 6:44:55 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

They don’t make ‘em like JW any more .


2 posted on 05/25/2007 6:47:56 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: sushiman

You said brother!


3 posted on 05/25/2007 6:48:59 PM PDT by 54skylark
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To: sushiman

You said IT brother


4 posted on 05/25/2007 6:49:28 PM PDT by 54skylark
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Rest easy, Pilgrim.


5 posted on 05/25/2007 6:50:10 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

John Wayne. American.

6 posted on 05/25/2007 6:51:31 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

JUST DAMN!! All my favorite actors are dead and dying. Jimmy Stewart, Don Knotts, John Wayne. It’s time to break out the bourbon and drink a toast.


7 posted on 05/25/2007 6:53:10 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rear view mirror.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
The Quiet man, one of my favorite movies. The scenery alone should be a movie..

"Did we just run over a back stabbing liberal Treasoncrat back there?

"Good going Pilgrim!"

8 posted on 05/25/2007 6:54:21 PM PDT by Screamname (The only reason time exists is so everything doesn`t happen all at once - Albert Einstein)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Why, your just a drunk with a tin star pinned on it!

There is just no other person like John Wayne. An American legend!


9 posted on 05/25/2007 6:55:06 PM PDT by dforest (Fighting the new liberal Conservatism. The Left foot in the GOP door.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

In about three hours.


10 posted on 05/25/2007 6:56:26 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
The Duke was one of a kind.

Thank you for your commitment to our country, Mr. Wayne.

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11 posted on 05/25/2007 6:57:00 PM PDT by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: indylindy

One of a kind.


12 posted on 05/25/2007 6:58:16 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar
There has been no one to compare to him.

A definitive “one of a kind.”

13 posted on 05/25/2007 7:00:00 PM PDT by dforest (Fighting the new liberal Conservatism. The Left foot in the GOP door.)
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To: BipolarBob
The Man who Shot Liberty Valance just may be the perfect movie.
14 posted on 05/25/2007 7:00:48 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: indylindy

John Wayne. I have a large painting of him, from the old California days.


15 posted on 05/25/2007 7:01:13 PM PDT by TommyDale (More Americans are killed each day in the U.S. by abortion than were killed on 9/11 !)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

"Amnesty to invaders? Throw that one by me again Pilgrim, I think may-be my hear-ing is go-ing."

16 posted on 05/25/2007 7:01:18 PM PDT by Screamname (The only reason time exists is so everything doesn`t happen all at once - Albert Einstein)
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To: BipolarBob

“JUST DAMN!! All my favorite actors are dead and dying. Jimmy Stewart, Don Knotts, John Wayne. It’s time to break out the bourbon and drink a toast.”

I agree! Heres to.......
How about another for Bob Hope and Roy Rogers.


17 posted on 05/25/2007 7:03:10 PM PDT by BerryDingle
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To: TommyDale

I have a boxed collection of his movies, So there!

Bet your painting is nice, though!


18 posted on 05/25/2007 7:03:41 PM PDT by dforest (Fighting the new liberal Conservatism. The Left foot in the GOP door.)
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To: indylindy

Got any DVDs?


19 posted on 05/25/2007 7:04:30 PM PDT by TommyDale (More Americans are killed each day in the U.S. by abortion than were killed on 9/11 !)
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To: TommyDale

Yep, sure do!


20 posted on 05/25/2007 7:05:50 PM PDT by dforest (Fighting the new liberal Conservatism. The Left foot in the GOP door.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Stage Coach is the best.
21 posted on 05/25/2007 7:06:14 PM PDT by Little Bill (Welcome to the Newly Socialist State of New Hampshire)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Amen. Pilgrim.


22 posted on 05/25/2007 7:07:10 PM PDT by Comstock1 (If it's a miracle, Colour Sergeant, it's a short chamber Boxer Henry point 45 caliber miracle.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

There’s some mighty big do’ins in Winterset, Iowa this weekend...


23 posted on 05/25/2007 7:07:29 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Then vs Now: Tokyo Rose - Baghdad Harry Reid)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

The John Wayne Statue

On June 20, 1979, the Orange County Board of Supervisors renamed Orange County Airport to John Wayne Airport. The John Wayne Associates commissioned sculptor Robert Summers to create a bronze statue of "the Duke" in commemoration of the late actor and true American patriot John Wayne.

Bronze statue of John Wayne Statue

A "man of humility, of honesty, and a hero of the American West (who) was a symbol to the world of the traditional American values."
(Resolution of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, June 20, 1979)

The nine-foot statue was dedicated to the County on November 4, 1982 and placed outside, in front of the Eddie Martin Terminal.  After the Thomas F. Riley Terminal was built, the refinished and restored statue was placed in the lobby of the new Terminal.

The John Wayne statue is located on the arrival level in the center of the terminal and rests atop a pedestal covered in the same marble that graces the entire facility. Designed in two tiers to allow visitors to touch the statue, the pedestal provides a fitting home for one of the nation's most loved and most remembered patriots.

24 posted on 05/25/2007 7:08:32 PM PDT by The Mayor (http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: Little Bill
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25 posted on 05/25/2007 7:08:52 PM PDT by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: Little Bill
Ever see The War Wagon? I have not but will some time this weekend. On IMDB, not that this means much, Stage Coach is the fourth highest rated John Wayne film while Liberty Valance is second.
26 posted on 05/25/2007 7:10:14 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: Little Bill

Red River was good.


27 posted on 05/25/2007 7:10:18 PM PDT by CAWats
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

My Grandma (100 years old and still alive and kickin’!) is older than John Wayne? No way!


28 posted on 05/25/2007 7:12:11 PM PDT by derllak
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To: BerryDingle

Amen brother. I’m waxing nostalgic here. Bob Hope and “King of the Cowboys” Roy Rogers. They don’t make shows like his anymore. looking back now, they look sort of hokey with the bad guys being all bad and the good guys can’t do no wrong, but those were good shows. No cussin’ , no sex in a Roy Rogers movie. I guess I’m too old to be much account except to b!tch about the quality of movies and stars nowadays.


29 posted on 05/25/2007 7:12:12 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rear view mirror.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Happy Birthday, Mr. Wayne - you wouldn’t like what is going on now........


30 posted on 05/25/2007 7:12:19 PM PDT by Gabz
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
 
Unforgettable John Wayne

by Ronald Regan

courtesy of Readers Digest-October 1979



We called him DUKE, and he was every bit the giant off screen he was on. Everything about him-his stature, his style, his convictions-conveyed enduring strength, and no one who observed, his struggle in those final days could doubt that strength was real. Yet there was more. To my wife, Nancy, "Duke Wayne was the most gentle, tender person I ever knew."

In 1960, as president of the Screen Actors' Guild, I was deeply embroiled in a bitter labor dispute between the Guild and the motion picture industry. When we called a strike, the film industry unleashed a series of stinging personal attacks me-criticism my wife was difficult to take.

At 7:30 one morning the phone rang and Nancy heard Duke's booming voice: "I've been readin' what these damn columnists are saying about Ron. He can take care of himself, but I've been worrying about how all this is affecting you." Virtually every morning until the strike was settled several weeks later, he phoned her. When a mass meeting was called to discuss settlement terms, he left a dinner party so that he could escort Nancy and sit at her side. It was, she said, like being next to a force bigger than life.

Countless others were also touched by his strength. Although it would take the critics 40 years to recognize what he was, the movie going public knew all along. In this country and around the world, he was the most popular box-office star of all time. For an incredible 25 years he was rated at or around the top in box-office appeal. His films grossed $700 million-a record no performer in Hollywood has come close to matching. Yet John Wayne was more than an actor; he was a force around which films were made. As Elizabeth Taylor Warner stated last May when testifying in favor of the special gold medal Congress struck for him: "He gave the whole world the image of what an American should be."


Stagecoach to Stardom.

He was born Marion Michael Morrison in Winterset, Iowa. When Marion was six, the family moved to California. There he picked up the nickname Duke-after his Airedale. He rose at 4 a.m. to deliver newspapers, and after school and football practice he made deliveries for local stores. He was an A student, president of the Latin Society, head of his senior class and an all-state guard on a championship football team.

Duke had hoped to attend the U.S. Naval Academy and was named as an alternate selection to Annapolis, but the first choice took the appointment. Instead, he accepted a full scholarship to play football at the University of Southern California. There coach Howard Jones, who often found summer jobs in the movie industry for his players, got Duke work in the summer of 1926 as an assistant prop man on the set of a movie directed by John Ford.

One day, Ford, a notorious taskmaster with a rough-and-ready sense of humor, spotted the tall USC guard on his set and asked Duke to bend over and demonstrate his ball stance. With a deft kick, knocked Duke's arms from his body and the young athlete on his face. Picking himself Duke said in that voice which then commanded attention,"Let's try that once again." This time Duke sent Ford flying. Ford erupted in laughter, and the two began a personal and professional friendship which would last a lifetime.

From his job in props, Duke worked his way into roles on the screen. During the Depression he played in grade-B westerns until John Ford finally convinced United Artists to give him the role of the Ringo Kid in his classic film 'Stagecoach.' John Wayne was on the road to stardom. He quickly established his versatility in a variety of major roles: a young seaman in Eugene O'Neill's 'The Long Voyage Home', a tragic captain in 'Reap the Wild Wind', a rodeo rider in the comedy 'A Lady Takes a Chance.'

When war broke Out, Duke tried to enlist but was rejected because of an old football injury to his shoulder, his age (34), and his status as a married father of four. He flew to Washington to plead that he be allowed to join the Navy but was turned down. So he poured himself into the war effort by making inspirational war films-among them 'The Fighting Seabees', 'Back to Bataan' and 'They Were Expendable.' To those back home and others around the world he became a symbol of the determined American fighting man.

Duke could not be kept from the front lines. In 1944 he spent three months touring forward positions in the Pacific theater. Appropriately, it was a wartime film, 'Sands of Iwo Jima' which turned him into a superstar. Years after the war, when Emperor Hirohito of Japan visited the United States, he sought out John Wayne, paying tribute to the one who represented our nation's success in combat.
As one of the true innovators of the film industry, Duke tossed aside the model of the white-suited cowboy/good guy, creating instead a tougher, deeper-dimensioned western hero. He discovered Monument Valley, the film setting in the Arizona-Utah desert where a host of movie classics were filmed. He perfected the choreographic techniques and stunt-man tricks which brought realism to screen fighting. At the same time he decried pornography, and blood, and gore in films. "That's not sex and violence," he would say. "It's filth and bad taste."

"I Sure As Hell Did!"

In the 1940s, Duke was one of the few stars with the courage to expose the determined bid by a band of communists to take control of the film industry. Through a series of violent strikes and systematic blacklisting, these people were at times dangerously close to reaching their goal. With theatrical employee's' union leader Brewer, playwright Morrie and others, he formed the, Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals to challenge this insidious campaign. Subsequent Congressional investigations in I947 clearly proved both the communist plot and the importance of what Duke and his friends did.

In that period, during my first term as president of the Actors' Guild, I was confronted with an attempt by many of these same leftists to assume leadership of the union. At a mass meeting I watched rather helplessly as they filibustered, waiting for our majority to leave so they could gain control. Somewhere in the crowd I heard a call for adjournment, and I seized on this as a means to end the attempted takeover. But the other side demanded I identify the one who moved for adjournment.

I looked over the audience, realizing that there were few willing to be publicly identified as opponents of the far left. Then I saw Duke and said, "Why I believe John Wayne made the motion." I heard his strong voice reply, "I sure as hell did!" The meeting and the radicals' campaign-was over.

Later, when such personalities as actor Larry Parks came forward to admit their Communist Party backgrounds, there were those who wanted to see them punished. Not Duke. "It takes courage to admit you're wrong," he said, and he publicly battled attempts to ostracize those who had come clean.

Duke also had the last word over those who warned that his battle against communism in Hollywood would ruin his career. Many times he would proudly boast, "I was 32nd in the box-office polls when I accepted the presidency of the Alliance. When I left office eight years later, somehow the folks who buy, tickets had made me number one.

Duke went to Vietnam in the early days of the war. He scorned VIP treatment, insisting that he visit the troops in the field. Once he even had his helicopter land in the midst of a battle. When he returned, he vowed to make a film about the heroism of Special Forces soldiers.

The public jammed theaters to see the resulting film, 'The Green Berets.' The critics, however, delivered some of the harshest reviews ever given a motion picture. The New Yorker bitterly condemned the man who made the film. The New York Times called it "unspeakable ... rotten ... stupid." Yet Duke was undaunted. "That little clique back there in the East has taken great personal satisfaction reviewing my politics instead of my pictures," he often said. "But one day those doctrinaire liberals will wake up to find the pendulum has swung the other way.

Foul-Weather Friend.

I never once saw Duke display hatred toward those who scorned him. Oh, he could use some pretty salty language, but he would not tolerate pettiness and hate. He was human, all right: he drank enough whiskey to float a PT boat, though he never drank on the job. His work habits were legendary in Hollywood-he was virtually always the first to arrive on the set and the last to leave.

His torturous schedule plus the great personal pleasure he derived from hunting and deep-sea fishing or drinking and card-playing with his friends may have cost him a couple of marriages; but you had only to see his seven children and 21 grandchildren to realize that Duke found time to be a good father. He often said, "I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever the hell they please."

To him, a handshake was a binding contract. When he was in the hospital for the last time and sold his yacht, The Wild Goose, for an amount far below its market value, he learned the engines needed minor repairs. He ordered those engines overhauled at a cost to him of $40,000 because he had told the new owner the boat was in good shape.

Duke's generosity and loyalty stood out in a city rarely known for either. When a friend needed work, that person went on his payroll. When a friend needed help, Duke's wallet was open. He also was loyal to his fans. One writer tells of the night he and Duke were in Dallas for the premiere of 'Chisum.' Returning late to his hotel, Duke found a message from a woman who said her little girl lay critically ill in a local hospital. The woman wrote, "It would mean so much to her if you could pay her just a brief visit." At 3 o'clock in the morning he took off for the hospital where he visited the astonished child and every other patient on the hospital floor who happened to be awake.

I saw his loyalty in action many times. I remember that when Duke and Jimmy Stewart were on their way to my second inauguration as governor of California they encountered a crowd of demonstrators under the banner of the Vietcong flag. Jimmy had just lost a son in Vietnam. Duke excused himself for a moment and walked into the crowd. In a moment there was no Vietcong flag.

Final Curtain.

Like any good John Wayne film, Duke's career had a gratifying ending. In the 1970s a new era of critics began to recognize the unique quality of his acting. The turning point had been the film 'True Grit.' When the Academy gave him an Oscar for best actor of 1969, many said it was based on the accomplishments of his entire career. Others said it was Hollywood's way of admitting that it had been wrong to deny him Academy Awards for a host of previous films. There is truth, I think, to both these views.

Yet who can forget the climax of the film? The grizzled old marshal confronts the four outlaws and calls out: "I mean to kill you or see you hanged at Judge Parker's convenience. Which will it be?" "Bold talk for a one-eyed fat man," their leader sneers. Then Duke cries, "Fill your hand, you son of a bitch!" and, reins in his teeth, charges at them firing with both guns. Four villains did not live to menace another day.

"Foolishness?" wrote Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mike Royko, describing the thrill this scene gave him. "Maybe. But I hope we never become so programmed that nobody has the damn-the-risk spirit."

Fifteen years ago when Duke lost a lung in his first bout with cancer, studio press agents tried to conceal the nature of his illness. When Duke discovered this, he went before the public and showed us that a man can fight this dread disease. He went on to raise millions of dollars for private cancer research. Typically, he snorted: "We've got too much at stake to give government a monopoly in the fight against cancer."

Earlier this year, when doctors told Duke there was no hope, he urged them to use his body for experimental medical research, to further the search for a cure. He refused painkillers so he could be alert as he spent his last days with his children. When he died on June 11, a Tokyo newspaper ran the headline, "Mr. America passes on."

"There's right and there's wrong," Duke said in The Alamo. "You gotta do one or the other. You do the one and you're living. You do the other and you may be walking around but in reality you're dead."

Duke Wayne symbolized just this, the force of the American will to do what is right in the world. He could have left no greater legacy.

 


31 posted on 05/25/2007 7:12:24 PM PDT by united1000
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Amen to that! Well, ok and The Searchers. Can’t beat the scenery.


32 posted on 05/25/2007 7:13:04 PM PDT by Frank Fencepost
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
His westerns were great but I liked him best in "The Green Berets". Too bad he didn't make it long enough for a part in "Red Dawn".
33 posted on 05/25/2007 7:13:44 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Frank Fencepost
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34 posted on 05/25/2007 7:16:20 PM PDT by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Happy Birthday, Mr. Wayne! You were a great American!


35 posted on 05/25/2007 7:17:36 PM PDT by HoosierHawk
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To: fso301
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36 posted on 05/25/2007 7:17:50 PM PDT by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

As a little kid on Catalina in the early ‘60s, we’d always go down to the pier to meet John Wayne’s battleship-sized yacht, because he’d throw candy and coins into the water for us to dive for. Happy Centennial, Duke, and thanks for the memory!


37 posted on 05/25/2007 7:19:35 PM PDT by JennysCool ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." -Mencken)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Who shot Liberty Valence!


38 posted on 05/25/2007 7:19:59 PM PDT by dforest (Fighting the new liberal Conservatism. The Left foot in the GOP door.)
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To: jazusamo
My Grandfather was born in 1886 in Summit County, Utah. He, in his old age, used watch to Hoot Gibson and all the rest on TV, I was Ten at the time, recapturing his childhood.

He swore that "Stage Coach" was the best cowboy movie ever made, I tend to agree.

39 posted on 05/25/2007 7:20:17 PM PDT by Little Bill (Welcome to the Newly Socialist State of New Hampshire)
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To: Screamname

Speaking of, I haard Wayne give a short speech at a Republican convention in 1964 I think, that was a masterpiece. He was a bright guy who did well at USC before he dropped out and much underestimated as an actor. An excellent orator, technically as good as Reagan. On the wrong side of the Panama Canal issue, because he was pro-Latino.


40 posted on 05/25/2007 7:21:37 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
bullet 1926 - GREAT K & A TRAIN ROBBERY
bullet 1926 - BROWN OF HARVARD
bullet 1926 - BARDELYS THE MAGNIFICENT
bullet 1927 - THE DROPKICK
bullet 1927 - ANNIE LAURIE
bullet 1928 - MOTHER MACHREE
bullet 1928 - HANGMAN'S HOUSE
bullet 1928 - FOUR SON'S
bullet 1929 - WORDS AND MUSIC/Duke Morrison
bullet 1929 - SPEAKEASY
bullet 1929 - SALUTE
bullet 1929 - NOAH'S ARK
bullet 1929 - THE FOWARD PASS
bullet 1929 - THE BLACK WATCH
bullet 1930 - ROUGH ROMANCE
bullet 1930 - MEN WITHOUT WOMEN
bullet 1930 - CHEER UP AND SMILE/Duke Morrison
bullet 1930 - BORN RECKLESS
bullet 1930 - THE BIG TRAIL
bullet 1931 - THREE GIRLS LOST
bullet 1931 - THE RANGE FUED
bullet 1930 - MEN ARE LIKE THAT
bullet 1931 - MAKER OF MEN
bullet 1931 - GIRLS DEMAND EXCITEMENT
bullet 1931 - THE DECEIVER
bullet 1932 - THE VOICE OF HOLLYWOOD No.13
bullet 1932 - TWO-FISTED LAW
bullet 1932 - THAT'S MY BOY
bullet 1932 - TEXAS CYCLONE
bullet 1932 - THE SHADOW OF THE EAGLE
bullet 1932 - RIDE HIM COWBOY
bullet 1932 - LADY AND GENT
bullet 1932 - THE HURRICANE EXPRESS
bullet 1932 - THE HOLLYWOOD HANDICAP
bullet 1932 - HAUNTED GOLD
bullet 1932 - THE BIG STAMPEDE
bullet 1933 - THE THREE MUSKETEERS
bullet 1933 - THE TELEGRAPH TRAIL
bullet 1933 - SOMEWHERE IN SONORA
bullet 1933 - SAGEBRUSH TRAIL
bullet 1933 - RIDERS OF DESTINY
bullet 1933 - THE MAN FROM MONTEREY
bullet 1933 - THE LIFE OF JIMMY DOLAN
bullet 1933 - HIS PRIVATE SECRETARY
bullet 1933 - COLLEGE COACH
bullet 1933 - CENTRAL AIRPORT
bullet 1933 - BABYFACE
bullet 1934 - WEST OF THE DEVIDE
bullet 1934 - THE TRAIL BEYOND
bullet 1934 - THE STAR PACKER
bullet 1934 - RANDY RIDES ALONE
bullet 1934 - THE MAN FROM UTAH
bullet 1934 - THE LUCKY TEXAN
bullet 1935 - THE LAWLESS FRONTIER
bullet 1934 - BLUE STEEL
bullet 1934 - `NEATH THE ARIZONA SKIES
bullet 1935 - WESTWARD HO
bullet 1935 - TEXAS TERROR
bullet 1935 - RAINBOW VALLEY
bullet 1935 - PARADISE CANYON
bullet 1935 - THE NEW FRONTIER
bullet 1935 - LAWLESS RANGE
bullet 1935 - THE DESERT TRAIL
bullet 1935 - THE DAWN RIDER
bullet 1936 - WINDS OF THE WASTELAND
bullet 1936 - SEA SPOILERS
bullet 1936 - THE OREGON TRAIL
bullet 1936 - THE LONELY TRAIL
bullet 1936 - THE LAWLESS NINETIES
bullet 1936 - KING OF THE PECOS
bullet 1936 - CONFLICT
bullet 1937 - IDLE OF THE CROWDS
bullet 1937 - I COVER THE WAR
bullet 1937 - CALIFORNIA STRAIGHT AHEAD
bullet 1938 - BORN TO THE WEST
bullet 1937 - ADVENTURES END
bullet 1938 - SANTA FE STAMPEDE
bullet 1938 - RED RIVER RANGE
bullet 1938 - PALS OF THE SADDLE
bullet 1938 - OVERLAND STAGE RAIDERS
bullet 1939 - WYOMING OUTLAW
bullet 1939 - THREE TEXAS STEERS
bullet 1939 - STAGECOACH 
bullet 1939 - THE NIGHT RIDERS
bullet 1939 - NEW FRONTIER
bullet 1939 - ALLEGHENY UPRISING
bullet 1940 - THREE FACES WEST
bullet 1940 - SEVEN SINNERS
bullet 1940 - THE LONG VOYAGE HOME
bullet 1940 - THE DARK COMMAND 
bullet 1941 - WHEEL OF FORTUNE
bullet 1941 - STARS PAST AND PRESENT
bullet 1941 - THE SHEPARD OF THE HILLS
bullet 1941 - A MAN BETRAYED
bullet 1941 - LADY FROM LOUISIANA 
bullet 1941 - LADY FOR A NIGHT
bullet 1942 - THE SPOILERS
bullet 1942 - REUNION IN FRANCE
bullet 1942 - REAP THE WILD WIND
bullet 1942 - PITTSBURGH
bullet 1942 - IN OLD CALIFORNIA 
bullet 1942 - FLYING TIGERS
bullet 1943 - A LADY TAKES A CHANCE
bullet 1943 - WAR OF THE WILDCATS (IN OLD OKLAHOMA)
bullet 1944 - TALL IN THE SADDLE
bullet 1944 - THE FIGHTING SEABEES
bullet 1945 - THEY WERE EXPENDABLE
bullet 1945 - FLAME OF THE BARBARY COAST 
bullet 1945 - DAKOTA  
bullet 1945 - BACK TO BATAAN
bullet 1946 - WITHOUT RESERVATIONS
bullet 1946 - DESERT COMMAND
bullet 1947 - TYCOON
bullet 1947 - ANGEL AND THE BADMAN
bullet 1948 - WAKE OF THE RED WITCH
bullet 1948 - RED RIVER 
bullet 1948 - FORT APACHE
bullet 1948 - 3 GODFATHERS
bullet 1949 - SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON
bullet 1949 - SANDS OF IWO JIMA
bullet 1949 - THE FIGHTING KENTUCKIAN
bullet 1950 - RIO GRANDE 
bullet 1951 - OPERATION PACIFIC
bullet 1951 - FLYING LEATHERNECKS
bullet 1952 - THE QUIET MAN 
bullet 1952 - BIG JIM McLAIN
bullet 1953 - TROUBLE ALONG THE WAY
bullet 1953 - ISLAND IN THE SKY
bullet 1953 - HONDO
bullet 1954 - THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY
bullet 1955 - BLOOD ALLEY
bullet 1955 - THE SEA CHASE
bullet 1955 - ROOKIE OF THE YEAR (TV)
bullet 1956 - THE CONQUEROR
bullet 1956 - THE SEARCHERS 
bullet 1957 - JET PILOT
bullet 1957 - LEGEND OF THE LOST (TIMBUCTU)
bullet 1957 - THE WINGS OF EAGLES
bullet 1958 - THE BARBARIAN AND THE GEISHA 
bullet 1958 - CHINA DOLL
bullet 1958 - I MARRIED A WOMAN
bullet 1959 - THE HORSE SOLDIERS
bullet 1959 - RIO BRAVO
bullet 1960 - THE ALAMO 
bullet 1960 - NORTH TO ALASKA
bullet 1961 - THE COMANCHEROS
bullet 1962 - HATARI!
bullet 1962 - HOW THE WEST WAS WON 
bullet 1962 - THE LONGEST DAY 
bullet 1962 - THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
bullet 1963 - DONOVAN'S REEF
bullet 1963 - McLINTOCK!
bullet 1964 - CIRCUS WORLD
bullet 1965 - THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
bullet 1965 - IN HARMS WAY
bullet 1965 - THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER
bullet 1966 - CAST A GIANT SHADOW
bullet 1967 - EL DORADO 
bullet 1967 - THE WAR WAGON 
bullet 1968 - HELLFIGHTERS  
bullet 1968 - THE GREEN BERETS  
bullet 1969 - TRUE GRIT 
bullet 1969 - THE UNDEFEATED
bullet 1970 - CHISUM
bullet 1970 - RIO LOBO
bullet 1971 - BIG JAKE
bullet 1972 - THE COWBOYS 
bullet 1973 - CAHILL -UNITED STATES MARSHAL
bullet 1973 - THE TRAIN ROBBERS
bullet 1974 - MCQ
bullet 1975 - ROOSTER COGBURN 
bullet 1975 - BRANNIGAN
bullet 1976 - THE SHOOTIST

41 posted on 05/25/2007 7:23:49 PM PDT by united1000
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To: sushiman; All
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
42 posted on 05/25/2007 7:23:59 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: RobbyS
There is some interesting info on IMDB.com. I'm not sure if it is all accurate but here goes (it is probably too long to post in its entirety):

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000078/bio

43 posted on 05/25/2007 7:24:43 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Thanks. I will check it out. Obviously I am a big fan.


44 posted on 05/25/2007 7:27:03 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

my stories about John Wayne.........The Duke’s neighbor in Orange County was named Jack Early and a friend of mine.

Remember the old Oldsmobile station wagon with the glass paneled roof ? Duke bought one and took it to the coach builders ( the ones that make limos) and had the roof raised 6 inches so he could wear his hat. Mr Early said when the station wagon came back from the coach builders it was spotless and the Duke drove it everywhere. But he never washed it EVER....Mr Early said he thought John Wayne thought it was a stage coach.............lol

2nd story......some will remember the chinese man always in the Duke’s movies. That man was a dear freind of his and never had much money and the Duke hired him to be his gardner.Now the Duke’s house was western styles with rocks and cactus everywhere. Rod Taylor,a Wayne friend was visiting once and saw the china man and asked the Duke why he needed a gardner since John Wayne’s house did not have one blade of grass...............the Duke looked at Taylor ,smiled and answered, Ohhh, I make him surrender to me every day............lmao


45 posted on 05/25/2007 7:29:45 PM PDT by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: Little Bill

I can’t remember the first time I saw Stagecoach but it had to be in the early 50’s, I was a kid and it was a great movie.

It’s still a great movie and may well be the best Western ever made.


46 posted on 05/25/2007 7:29:46 PM PDT by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
''Not the brandy, you dope!!!'' John Wayne to Lee Marvin, bar fight, Donovan's Reef, 1963. One of the best movies -- and certainly the best scenery -- ever made.
47 posted on 05/25/2007 7:30:13 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. --Einstein)
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To: The Mayor
On June 20, 1979, the Orange County Board of Supervisors renamed Orange County Airport to John Wayne Airport.

Sad thing is, that would never happen today. They'd name it after some "oppressed" illegal alien who died in the desert because the gringos failed to rescue him .

48 posted on 05/25/2007 7:30:18 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: united1000

Eulogy by Ronald Regean?


49 posted on 05/25/2007 7:30:19 PM PDT by laotzu
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To: Jet Jaguar
John Wayne stands for everything the left is trying to destroy. He is a real man, unlike the two gay cowboys/sheep molesters from Brokenback Mountain. America was a great country when its men were like John Wayne. It suffers today because there are less John Wayne types and too many fairies like John Edwards and John Kerry.
50 posted on 05/25/2007 7:32:12 PM PDT by peeps36 (OUTLAWED WORDS--INSURGENT,GLOBAL WARMING,UNDOCUMENTED WORKER,PALESTINIAN,TERMINATED PREGNANCY)
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