John Wayne/Duke

By: Ayden O'Donnell

Why I Chose John Wayne

I chose John Wayne because I watch all of his movies with my Grandpa. I go over on Sundays and they're always on. I also chose him because I really like cowboy movies.

John Wayne Birth and Death.

John Wayne was born May 26, 1907. He was born in Winterset, Iowa with his mother father and brother. You can visit his birthplace. He died on June 11, 1979 at the age of 72 in LA, California.

“Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.” -John Wayne

John Wayne Family

John Wayne had 7 children. 4 daughters and 3 sons. Mary Antonia, Melinda, Marisa, & Aissa were his daughters. His sons were Patrick, Ethan, & Michael. His wife's name was Pilar Pallete.

Things You Can Learn From John Wayne's Life

  1. "Courage isn't the absence of fear." Courage is facing your fear, overcoming it. John Wayne had courage being a actor.
  2. "Never back down from a fight." Never pick a fight, but if you ever get in one, make sure you win.

John Wayne's Childhood

When he was born they moved to Glendale, CA. He received his nickname "Duke" while living there. He got his nickname because his dog was named Duke. They soon became known as Big Duke and Little Duke. In high school he exceeded his classes and many different activities. He also was in many plays.

Four Facts I Found Intriguing About John Wayne

  1. He had 7 children.
  2. He was 6'4''.
  3. John Wayne holds the record for the most lead parts in films.
  4. He had 3 wives.

Learner Profile Of John Wayne#1

I think that John Wayne is a risk-taker because he is an actor. I think that it takes guts to be an actor. In front of all the directors and other actors. I think it would be pretty scary.

Learner Profile Of John Wayne#2

I think John Wayne is a Inquirer because he is an actor. Inquirers ask questions and are curious. If he is an actor he must've asked questions.

How John Wayne Makes An Impact Today

His kids created a cancer charity in his name. His kids used his money to create it. It is still doing good today.

Fun Facts

  1. His real name was Marion Robert Morrison.
  2. Joseph Stalin wanted John Wayne assassinated
  3. John Wayne made 162 feature films.
  4. John Wayne has been the main character more than any other person
  5. John Wayne got a football scholarship to The University Of South Carolina
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  1. How old was John Wayne when he died.
  2. How many films was John Wayne in.
  3. What kind of scholarship did John Wayne get.

Answers To Questions

  1. 72
  2. 162
  3. Football Scholarship