John Wayne, By the Decades: 1940s – A Shining Star

John Wayne, By the Decades: 1940s – A Shining Star

Duke’s portrayal of heroes and fighting men earns him icon status in the U.S. and beyond. Written by Constance Dunn The 1940 Academy Awards were special for John Wayne. The John Ford-directed Stagecoach, which had Duke in the star-making role of outlaw Ringo Kid, won...
John Wayne, By the Decades: Origins

John Wayne, By the Decades: Origins

A young Duke Morrison (far left) with his brother younger brother Robert and parents Clyde Leonard “Doc” and Mary “Molly” Morrison. From Marion Morrison to John Wayne—the roots of an icon in the making. Written by Constance Dunn When people saw young Marion Morrison...
Lessons From My Father: Part 4

Lessons From My Father: Part 4

Patrick Wayne (left) on the set of Hondo with his father John Wayne (right), c. 1953. Patrick Wayne speaks volumes about the example set by a man of few words.  As told to Jenn Thornton Like his father, Patrick Wayne is a man not particularly prone to talk about...
Lessons From My Father: Part 3

Lessons From My Father: Part 3

Marisa Wayne with her father John Wayne. Co-owner of boutique studio GritCycle, Marisa Wayne reflects on what her father knew best. As told to Jenn Thornton For John Wayne’s daughter Marisa Wayne, Father’s Day has special meaning. “It means I miss him very much. Every...