Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Stevie!

May 26, 2011
Me and John Wayne!

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.[1] 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 America's favorite film stars,[2] 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.
In 1999, the American Film Institute named Wayne 13th among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time.

1 comment:

Always On Watch said...

John Wayne forever!

They don't make 'em like the Duke anymore!

Interesting factoid about the Duke and Reagan. Quite a surprise if you've never heard about it before.

Yep, the Duke made up his own mind and wasn't afraid to disagree with a friend, even a fellow conservative.

Also, check out this tribute written by Reagan. I well remember reading that essay at the time of its publication in 1979 as my grandmother subscribed to Reader's Digest, so I read every issue.

Is it any wonder that a Tokyo newspaper referred to John Wayne as "Mr. America"?