Posthumous – John Wayne

Posthumous

Though John Wayne passed away on June 11, 1979, the nation he served and entertained so well was not finished remembering and honoring him. He was posthumously presented with several awards related to his service to the nation, including the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor. In 1979, the Orange County Airport was renamed in his honor and is now known worldwide as the John Wayne Airport. To this day, John Wayne continues to achieve high rankings on various all-time favorite movie star lists for various publications and Web sites, and he continues to be revered in the hearts and minds of old and new generations of movie fans around the world.

2005

AFI’s 100 years 100 Lists 

 

Appears at #13 on 100 Favorite Stars List

 

Stagecoach appears at #63 on 100 Favorite Movies List

 

Appears at #36 on 100 Heroes and Villains for playing Hero “Rooster Cogburn” in True Grit

 

One of 400 nominees for 100 favorite movie quotes for “Out here, due process is a bullet” – The Green Berets

 

One of 400 nominees for 100 favorite movie quotes for “Let’s go home, Debbie” – The Searchers

 

One of 400 nominees for 100 favorite movie quotes for “Never apologize and never explain, it’s a sign of weakness” – She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

 

One of 400 nominees for 100 favorite movie quotes for “Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch!” – True Grit

 

School Awards & Honors

 

Football scholarship to USC

 

USC Associates

 

President’s Circle

 

Trojan Club

 

Cinema Circulus

 

Oceanographic Associates

 

Sigma Chi Fraternity – Received the “Significant Sig” Award

 

Skull and Dagger

 

Honorary Doctorate Degree from USC