John Wayne

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Noun1.John Wayne - United States film actor who played tough heroes (1907-1979)John Wayne - United States film actor who played tough heroes (1907-1979)
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1979: Tough-guy actor John Wayne, real name Marion Michael Morrison but known as The Duke, died.
He was born Marion Michael Morrison, but was never happy with the name.
Apparently grandfather was not happy with the middle name so when a younger brother arrived he was given the name of Robert while the first boy became Marion Michael Morrison.