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

New John Wayne biography hits target dead center

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

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.

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.

As a child, John Wayne was called 'Duke' after his pet dog. The nickname stuck: even after he became a celebrity, he was often referred to as 'The Duke'.

As a child, John Wayne was called 'Duke' after his pet dog. The nickname stuck: even after he became a celebrity, he was often referred to as 'The Duke'.

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)

Marion (John Wayne) with mother Mary and brother Robert. She treated Marion horribly and when she left husband Clyde, she took Robert only, with her.

Marion (John Wayne) with mother Mary and brother Robert. She treated Marion horribly and when she left husband Clyde, she took Robert only, with her.

dedicatedtoduke:  Duke with Donna Reed. They Were Expendable, 1945. According to Caroline McGivern biography on JW, it was on the set of this movie that Duke started dreaming about directing his own film about duty and sacrifice, The Alamo.

dedicatedtoduke: Duke with Donna Reed. They Were Expendable, 1945. According to Caroline McGivern biography on JW, it was on the set of this movie that Duke started dreaming about directing his own film about duty and sacrifice, The Alamo.

John Wayne The Man Behind the Myth Biography Book BKA-140 | Buffalo Trader Online

John Wayne - The Man Behind the Myth Biography Book

John Wayne The Man Behind the Myth Biography Book BKA-140 | Buffalo Trader Online

John Wayne starred in the 1961 western 'The Comancheros', and directed the remainder of the film when director Michael Curtiz took ill. (© CinemaPhoto/CORBIS)

John Wayne starred in the 1961 western 'The Comancheros', and directed the remainder of the film when director Michael Curtiz took ill. (© CinemaPhoto/CORBIS)

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 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 on the Hollywood Blacklist, the American Way of Life & why he disliked 'High Noon' - YouTube

John Wayne on the Hollywood Blacklist, the American Way of Life & why he disliked 'High Noon' - YouTube

John Wayne Gacy - Being Different

John Wayne Gacy - Being Different

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