Talented Co-StarsAnnouncement Date : Jul 20 , 2015
Whether portraying on-screen a Captain, Colonel, Sergeant or Lieutenant, some of Wayne’s most memorable and original performances were during the 1940’s.
Wayne continued to work with diverse and talented co-stars, including Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Anthony Quinn, Donna Reed, Harry Carey and his son, Harry Carey Jr., Ben Johnson, Victor McLaglen, and Montgomery Clift. As Captain Ralls in the 1948 film “Wake of the Red Witch” Wayne appears on screen again with co-star Gail Russell, and another Duke – surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku.
By the end of the 1940’s, Wayne’s acting work was recognized when he was honored with a best performance nomination for his portrayal as Sergeant John M. Stryker in “Sands of Iwo Jima” (1949) at the 22nd Annual Academy Awards. He also received the Laurel Award from the Motion Picture Exhibitors for “Topliner Star.”