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John Wayne

Actor John Wayne

Profession: Actor

United States of America

Why Famous: An actor who became an American icon famous for his rugged masculinity and his demeanor, including his distinctive calm voice, walk, and height.

Star of the Green Berets, True Grit and many more movies Wayne dominated the box office for three decades.

Born: May 26, 1907
Birthplace: Winterset, Iowa, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: June 11, 1979 (aged 72)
Cause of Death: Stomach cancer

Married Life

  • 1933-06-24 Actor John Wayne (26) weds Josephine Saenz (25) in Los Angeles
  • 1945-12-25 Actor John Wayne (38) divorces Josephine Saenz (37) after 12 years of marriage
  • 1946-01-17 Actor John Wayne (38) weds actress Esperanza Baur (25) in Long Beach, California
  • 1954-11-01 Actor John Wayne (47) divorces actress Esperanza Baur (34) due to drunken violence after 8 years of marriage
  • 1954-11-01 Actor John Wayne (47) weds actress Pilar Pallete in Kona, Hawaii

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