How the Duke Got His Name – John Wayne

How the Duke Got His Name

How the Duke Got His Name

How the Duke Got His NameAnnouncement Date : Jan 1 , 1916

In 1916, the Morrison family moved to Glendale, California.  The small town was an idyllic spot for the Morrison family with its temperate climate and bustling yet quaint community.

 

It was while living in Glendale that Marion acquired the nickname, Duke.  The Morrison’s dog Duke, an Airedale, was Marion’s constant companion.  Marion would visit the local firehouse accompanied by his dog.

 

The firefighters knew the dog’s name, and started calling Marion Duke as well.  The name stuck.