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Wayne, John, 1907-1979


Biographical History

John Wayne (1907-1979) was an American film actor, director, and producer.

Ricci, M. The films of John Wayne, 1970.

Eyles, A. John Wayne, c1979: p. 264 (d. 6/11/79)

Shepherd, D. Duke, the man they called John Wayne, 1985: CIP author's note (Duke Wayne)

NUCMC data from Iowa State Univ. Libr. for National Agricultural Marketing Association. Records of Agriculture Day, 1972-1981 (honorary chairman, John Wayne)

NUCMC files (Wayne, John, 1907-1979, actor)

Internet movie database, Sept. 22, 2004 (John Wayne; b. Marion Michael Morrison, May 26, 1907, Winterset, Iowa, d. June 11, 1979, Los Angeles, CA; sometimes credited as Michael Morris, Duke Morrison) July 28, 2011 (John Wayne; b. Marion Robert Morrison, May 26, 1907, Winterset, Iowa; d. June 11, 1979 (age 72), Los Angeles, Calif.; Michael Morris, Duke Morrison, Marion Michael Morrison, Marion Morrison; most published sources refer to Wayne's birth name as Marion Michael Morrison. His birth certificate, however, gives his original name as Marion Robert Morrison. According to Wayne's own statements, after the birth of his younger brother in 1911, his parents named the newborn Robert Emmett and changed Wayne's name from Marion Robert to Marion Michael. It has also been suggested by several of his biographers that Wayne's parents actually changed his birth name from Marion Robert to Marion Mitchell)

Wikipedia, Jan. 7, 2011 (John Wayne; Marion Mitchell Morrison (b. Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907-June 11, 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne; b. Marion Robert Morrison; middle name was soon changed from Robert to Mitchell when his parents decided to name their next son Robert; American film actor, director, and producer; b. Winterset, Iowa; d. Los Angeles, Calif.) Arabic page (جون وين = Jūn Wayn) Belarusian page (Джон Уэйн = Dz︠h︡on Uėĭn) Bulgarian page (Джон Уейн = Dzhon Ueĭn; Мериън Робърт Морисън = Meriŭn Robŭrt Morisŭn) Greek page (Τζον Γουέιν = Tzōn Gouein ; Μάριον Μίτσελ Μόρισον = Marion Mitsel Morison) Persian page (Jān Wayn) Korean page (존 웨인 = Jon Wein) Hebrew page (ג׳ון ויין = G'on Ṿain)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Francis Ford photographs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 9151
Scope and Contents

Contains 168 photographs originally owned by Francis Ford. The photographs chronicle Francis Ford's career as an actor, director, and writer in the Hollywood silent movie industry. The photos date from 1901 through the 1940s with the greater number dating in the 1920s. during the active period of the Francis Ford Studios. Also contains a set of stills from various John Ford (Francis' younger brother) movies.

Dates: approximately 1900-1949

Warren Tonks collection of movie stills

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 104
Scope and Contents

Collection includes production stills of The Big Trail.

Dates: approximately 1930