Sunday, June 28, 2009

Fun Facts About John Wayne Facts

The Duke's favorite singer was Frank Sinatra.

City of birth: Winterset, Iowa.

His birth name was Marion Robert Morrison.

He smoked five packs a day until he got lung cancer and had his lung removed in 1964. He switched to tobacco and cigars after that.

Wayne actively campaigned for Richard Nixon.

He was a Freemason.

John was 6'4 and wore a size 11 boot.

The last movie Duke made was "The Shootist" - 1976

John Wayne died on June 11,1979 at the age of 72. He is buried at the Pacific View Memorial Park, Newport Beach, California.

John Wayne's first job relating to movies was as a prop man for Tom Mix.

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