Caption: Still of John Wayne and Elsa Martinelli in Hatari! (1962)
Actor, Producer, Soundtrack
Born: May 26, 1907
Star sign: Gemini
Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)
Known for: The Searchers (1956), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), Rio Bravo (1959), True Grit (1969)
John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Scots-Irish, and Irish ancestry. Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, where they tried ranching in the Mojave Desert. Until ...