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Lives That Shaped The Legend: A Unique Look at the People Who Made John Wayne "Duke"

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“Throughout his career, my father was commended for his many accomplishments, which were usually chalked up to his unwavering drive to succeed. While his work ethic was indeed the stuff of legend, John Wayne always made sure to acknowledge the fact that he would not be who he was without the support of so many others." --Ethan Wayne

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John Wayne's 5 Most Life-Changing Moments

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Throughout his life and career, time and time again, John Wayne reached milestone after milestone. Whether triumphant, challenging, cathartic or heartbreaking, each of these events significantly shaped John Wayne into the icon we remember today. In the latest volume of The Official John Wayne Collector’s Edition, you’ll journey through a timeline of Duke’s life structured around these catalyzing events. By looking back on some of his most memorable moments, both on screen and off, we see a clearer image of the man behind the legend, and the reasons why John Wayne remains—in the words of Johnny Carson—“an American institution.” Get...

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John Wayne's Greatest Lessons

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When you think of John Wayne, you don't just think about the bold characters he played in his films—you also think about the legacy of one of Hollywood's most iconic stars. Whether he was chasing down bad guys in the Wild West or raising his children on The Wild Goose, Duke imparted wisdom and lessons through everything he did. In John Wayne: Lessons For My Children, dive into this wisdom in the form of quotes, anecdotes and memories from those who knew him best. Get a peek inside the new book below and don’t forget to order your copy here.  ...

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Who Were John Wayne's Movie Star Friends?

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Throughout his career, John Wayne was in high demand. Beyond the Hollywood executives who wanted to attach the name “John Wayne” to their next big project, those who got to know Duke both on set and off were often struck by his warm and welcoming presence. He befriended countless co-stars and crew members as well as plenty of folks outside the film industry who were among the biggest and brightest stars of the era. To John Wayne, though, they were simply people who, like him, knew that a good time is always better when shared in the company of others....

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John Wayne's Greatest Roles: Ethan Edwards in The Searchers

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For half a century, John Wayne forged a legacy as one of the most beloved stars of American cinema. Whether he was playing a rugged and rowdy rancher, a justice-seeking lawman or a fearless soldier on the frontlines of battle, Duke always gave his all in every role he stepped into. Now, after considering the opinions of John Wayne's incredible film career. Despite the ways in which they vary, this collection of iconic characters all share one common thread: the incomparable charisma of John Wayne. Get our entire list of Duke's 50 Greatest Roles in Volume 33 of the Official...

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