John Wayne

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Actor

Birth Date: May 26, 1907

Death Date: June 11, 1979

Birth Place: Winterset, Iowa

John Wayne, one of the greatest stars of all time, was an icon of both Western films in particular and of American cinema in general. Born Marion Michael Morrison on May 26, 1907, in Winterset, Iowa, he played football for USC and held several behind-the-scenes jobs at Fox before moving in front of the cameras in the late 1920s in a series of bit roles. Director John Ford, who had befriended "Duke" Wayne, recommended him for the lead in Raoul Walsh's 1930 western epic, "The Big Trail." He also appeared in a number of lower-budget movies during this time, though his aura of easygoing authority and physical presence shone even in these lesser-known projects.

In 1939, Ford cast Wayne as the Ringo Kid in "Stagecoach." The role propelled Wayne into the top ranks of box-office stars and during the 1940s his legend began to take shape. But it was the movies he made at the end of the decade that established him as an actor of merit as well as a star of tremendous stature, as seen in such projects as Howard Hawks' "Red River" (1948). Two other John Ford films from the period gave Wayne the opportunity for great depth--"Fort Apache" (1948) and "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949)--the latter a particularly moving portrait of a man and an era reaching a turning point.

Other major films included "Rio Bravo" (1959) for Hawks, and "The Searchers" (1956) and "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962) for Ford. Wayne won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in "True Grit" (1969), but one of his greatest roles was still to follow - a role that also ended up being his last. In "The Shootist" (1976) he played a dying gunman who is just beginning to understand his own life and legend. It was the perfect elegy for Wayne, who was himself dying of cancer, and a role which he invested with a touching simplicity and directness--the hallmarks of both his acting career and personal popularity.

John Wayne died on June 11, 1979, in Los Angeles.

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Wild Wild West

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Nathan Brittles
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2019

The Forsaken Westerns

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Duke
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New I Love Lucy Superstar Special

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John Wayne in Color

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2015

ORF III - Spezial

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2014

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Western Heroes of Gower Street

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Les classiques du cinéma

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The Lone Ranger: Extras

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Great Cruises: The Spirit in Alaska -- North to Alaska

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Movie Tough Guys

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1991

The Best Show in Town

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1984

Perry Como's Early American Christmas

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1978

That's Action!

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1977

CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years

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1976

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Dean Martin

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1976

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1976
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1975

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1975
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1975
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1974
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1973

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1973
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1972

The CowboysStream

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1972
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1972

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1972

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1971
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No Substitute for Victory

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1970

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1970
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Col. Cord McNally
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1970
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1969
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1969
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1968

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1968

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1968

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1968

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1968

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1967

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1967
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1966
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1966

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John Elder
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1965
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1965
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In Harm's WayStream

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Capt. Rockwell Torrey
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1965
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Circus World

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1964
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1964

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1963

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1963
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1963
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1963
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1962

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1962

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1962
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1962
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Hatari!Stream

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Sean Mercer
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1962
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How the West Was WonStream

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1962
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The ComancherosStream

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Ranger Capt. Jake Cutter
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1961
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North to AlaskaStream

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1960
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1960
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The AlamoStream

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1960
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The AlamoStream

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1960
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Col. John Marlowe
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1959
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1959
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Townsend Harris
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1958
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1957

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1957

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Joe January
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1957

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Col. Jim Shannon
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1957

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1956

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Ethan Edwards
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1956
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Goodbye, My Lady

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1956

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1956

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1955

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1954
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1954
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1954

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1954

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1953

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1953
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1953
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1952
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1951
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1950

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1950
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1949
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1949

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1949

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Captain Nathan Cutting Brittles
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1949
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1948
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Robert Marmaduke Hightower
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1948
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Thomas Dunson
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1948
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Quirt Evans
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1947
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1947
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1947

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1945
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1945
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1942

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1942

Lady for a Night

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1942

Pittsburgh

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1942

Reunion in France

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1942

Reap the Wild Wind

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1942

The Spoilers

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1942

The Shepherd of the Hills

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Young Matt
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1941

Wheel of Fortune

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1941

Lady From Louisiana

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1941

A Man Betrayed

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1941

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1940
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Three Faces West

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1940

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1940

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1940

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John Phillips
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1940

Three Texas Steers

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StagecoachStream

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The Ringo Kid aka Henry
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1939
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Allegheny Uprising

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1939

Night Riders

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1939

Frontier Horizon

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1939

Wyoming Outlaw

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1939

Pals of the Saddle

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Stony Brooke
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1938

Overland Stage Raiders

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Stony Brooke
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1938

Red River Range

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Stony Brooke
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1938

Santa Fe Stampede

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Stony Brooke
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1938

Hell Town

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Dare Rudd
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1938

I Cover the War

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Bob Adams
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1937

California Straight Ahead

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Biff Smith
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1937

Adventure's End

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Duke Slade
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1937

Idol of the Crowds

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Johnny Hanson
Movie
1937

Winds of the Wasteland

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John Blair
Movie
1936

The Lonely Trail

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Capt. John Ashely
Movie
1936

The Lawless Nineties

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John Tipton
Movie
1936

King of the Pecos

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John Clayborn
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1936

Conflict

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Pat Glendon
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1936

The Sea Spoilers

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Bob Randall
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1936

The Oregon Trail

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Capt. John Delmont
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1936

The Desert TrailStream

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John Scott/John Jones
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1935

Lawless Range

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John Middleton
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1935

The Lawless Frontier

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John Tobin
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1935

Paradise Canyon

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John Wyatt/John Rogers
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1935

The New Frontier

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1935

Westward Ho

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John Wyatt
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1935

The Dawn Rider

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John Mason
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1935

Rainbow Valley

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John Martin
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1935

Texas Terror

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John Higgins
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1935

Blue Steel

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John Carruthers
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1934

Randy Rides Alone

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Randy Bowers
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1934

The Star PackerStream

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U.S. Marshal John Travers
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1934

Los Claros Cielos de Arizona

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1934

West of the Divide

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Ted Hayden
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1934

The Trail Beyond

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Rod Drew
Movie
1934

The Man From UtahStream

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John Weston
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1934

'Neath the Arizona Skies

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Chris Morrell
Movie
1934

The Lucky Texan

Actor
Jerry Mason
Movie
1934

John Wayne Colorized Collection

Actor
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1933

The Three Musketeers

Actor
Lt. Tom Wayne
Show
1933

Sagebush Trail

Actor
Movie
1933

Central Airport

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Co-Pilot in Wreck
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1933

Sagebrush Trail

Actor
John Brant
Movie
1933

His Private Secretary

Actor
Dick Wallace
Movie
1933

The Man From Monterey

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Captain John Holmes
Movie
1933

The Life of Jimmy Dolan

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Smith
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1933

The Three Musketeers

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Lt. Tom Wayne
Movie
1933

Baby FaceStream

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Jimmy McCoy Jr.
Movie
1933
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Somewhere in Sonora

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John Bishop
Movie
1933

Riders of Destiny

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Singin' Sandy Saunders
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1933

Telegraph Trail

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John Trent
Movie
1933

Two-Fisted Law

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Duke
Movie
1932

Haunted Gold

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John Mason
Movie
1932

The Big Stampede

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Deputy Sheriff John Steele
Movie
1932

Ride Him, Cowboy

Actor
John Drury
Movie
1932

Hurricane Express

Actor
Larry Baker
Movie
1932

Lady and Gent

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Buzz Kinney
Movie
1932

Texas Cyclone

Actor
Steve Pickett
Movie
1932

Shadow of the Eagle

Actor
Craig McCoy
Movie
1932

Men Are Like That

Actor
Lt. Bob Denton
Movie
1931

The Range Feud

Actor
Clint Turner
Movie
1931

Girls Demand Excitement

Actor
Peter Brooks
Movie
1931

Maker of Men

Actor
Dusty Rhodes
Movie
1931

Three Girls Lost

Actor
Gordon Wales
Movie
1931

The Big Trail

Actor
Breck Coleman
Movie
1930

Cheer Up and Smile

Actor
Roy
Movie
1930

Rough Romance

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Movie
1930

The Drop Kick

Actor
Football Player/Extra in Stands
Movie
1927

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