When I was young, I wanted to marry John Wayne, Frank Sinatra or Gary Cooper

When I was young, I wanted to marry John Wayne, Frank Sinatra or Gary Cooper

John Wayne starred in the film 'Big Jake' with his son Ethan playing the role of his grandson.

John Wayne starred in the film 'Big Jake' with his son Ethan playing the role of his grandson.

John Wayne starred in the western 'Rio Bravo' with singers Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson. (© Sunset Boulevard/Corbis)

John Wayne starred in the western 'Rio Bravo' with singers Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson. (© Sunset Boulevard/Corbis)

John Wayne did not serve in World War II, even though he portrayed the ideal American hero and appeared in the Pacific for a USO tour during the war. Description from biography.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

John Wayne did not serve in World War II, even though he portrayed the ideal American hero and appeared in the Pacific for a USO tour during the war. Description from biography.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

John Wayne and his four year-old daughter Aissa, by his third wife Pilar Pallete, in 1960. (© Bettmann/CORBIS)

John Wayne and his four year-old daughter Aissa, by his third wife Pilar Pallete, in 1960. (© Bettmann/CORBIS)

The late John Wayne, center, devoted his later years to spending more time with his family. When he was very ill, he told the doctors that he did not want painkillers because it would make him sleep, and he wanted all of his time left to be with his family. This was in his Biography that I read. It was very touching.

The late John Wayne, center, devoted his later years to spending more time with his family. When he was very ill, he told the doctors that he did not want painkillers because it would make him sleep, and he wanted all of his time left to be with his family. This was in his Biography that I read. It was very touching.

Two of my favorite actors--John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. This picture is from McClintock, one of the funniest westerns John Wayne made.

Two of my favorite actors--John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. This picture is from McClintock, one of the funniest westerns John Wayne made.

JW's favorite actors~ Marlin Brando, George C. Scott, Steve McQueen, James Garner, Robert Redford & Clint Eastwood..

JW's favorite actors~ Marlin Brando, George C. Scott, Steve McQueen, James Garner, Robert Redford & Clint Eastwood..

John Wayne with his first wife Josephine at a Southern California beach during their courtship years. Second half of the 1920s

John Wayne with his first wife Josephine at a Southern California beach during their courtship years. Second half of the 1920s

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