John Wayne at 110

Photography: United Artists/The Kobal Collection/Ned Scott

A new look at one of our old favorites: On the occasion of the 110th anniversary year of his birth, we honor Duke with 110 memorable things about the actor, the icon, the man. John Wayne was??—??and remains??—??as much an icon of the historical West as any of the legendary...

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Saddle up with HDNET MOVIES Christmas Day

HDNET MOVIES SERVES UP A DOUBLE SERVING OF ‘CHRISTMAS GRITS’ WITH JOHN WAYNE AND JEFF BRIDGES IN ‘TRUE GRIT’ DEC. 25 Saddle up with HDNET MOVIES Christmas Day, as the network serves up a double serving of Christmas Grits in the TRUE GRIT two-pack, beginning with John Wayne in his...

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John Wayne’s Two Daughters Remember the Late Actor

In an exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, two of John Wayne’s daughters, Marisa and Aissa, share their favorite memories with their father and open up out the Duke’s softer side — he cried at sad movies, loved candy and “gave the best hugs!” “He’s always portrayed as this tough cowboy,...

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CAST A GIANT SHADOW

Twenty years after his death, the biggest box office attraction in motion picture history is still America’s favorite movie star. Every year since 1993, the Harris Poll has taken a nationwide survey asking Americans the question, “Who is your favorite movie star?” The results have varied each year, with the...

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Lawmakers strike down resolution to honor actor John Wayne

The California Assembly refused to pass a resolution Thursday which would have set aside a day to honor renowned actor John Wayne because of statements he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Wayne, who grew up in Glendale,...

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See True Grit in Theaters

As a close to the #ShowYourGrit campaign, we’re celebrating Father’s Day with a special screening of True Grit in select cities. Honor those who have shown grit in the face of cancer and support the John Wayne Cancer Foundation by bringing your father, son, daughter, loved one, or friend to...

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May 26 is John Wayne Day in Newport Beach

With little discussion, the Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday unanimously signed off on a resolution designating May 26 each year as John Wayne Day, a tribute to the legendary late movie star who called Newport home. At the start of the council meeting, city officials presented the Wayne family...

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John Wayne’s Hat, boots and spurs Up for Auction

A collection of memorabilia including Babe Ruth’s baseball glove and Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse ears is coming up for auction off the beaten path in Maine, far from the Big Apple where Ruth smacked home runs and the theme park and studio Disney created in California. The items that once...

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Duke in His Own Words

ON screen he was the gritty embodiment of rugged independence and American patriotism. Off camera he presented the same tough-talking persona to the world. But behind closed doors John Wayne was a very different person, as his long-lost letters, hand-written notes and private papers reveal in an insightful new book....

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