John Wayne.(death:1979) This man was a legend. He was and still is my father's role model. He was the greatest cowboy the world had EVER seen and the only one I ever enjoy watching. He was a movie star,an excellent father,and one of Dean Martin's close friends. Plus he had a son named Patrick,so...What else do I have to say?
Mostly unnoticed is the homage this film pays to a real Marine, “Manila” John Basilone. Basilone was a Sergeant and hero on Guadacanal, winning the Medal of Honor. He was sent home for war bond drives but requested to returned to combat. He did so and died on Iwo Jima. There is a famous photo of his body on Iwo Jima, face down and with his name visible, that is almost exactly the same pose that Wayne is in at his death on film.
John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (March 17, 1942 – May 10, 1994) was an American serial killer & rapist who sexually assaulted & murdered at least 33 teenage boys & young men between 1972 & 1978. He was convicted of 33 murders and sentenced to death for 12 of these killings. He was executed in May 1994. He later became known as the "Killer Clown" due to his charitable services at fundraising.
John Wayne Courage 1000 Piece Puzzle: Any fan of John Wayne will love piecing together this western-themed puzzle featuring John Wayne and one of his many famous quotes: "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway." http://www.calendars.com/Male-Movie-Stars/John-Wayne-Courage-1000-Piece-Puzzle/prod201300010070/?categoryId=cat00072=cat00072
John Wayne GACY Jr. convicted of 33 murders of mostly teenage boys. He was sentenced to death for 12 of those murders (12 proved to have been committed after Illinois had passed post-Furman death penalty), and to natural life in prison for the others. The bodies of most of the victims were unearthed in the crawl space under Gacy's middle class home in the Chicago suburbs.