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John Wayne's last public appearance, just two months before he passed away. He had lost so much weight from his battle with cancer, he wore a diving wet suit under his tux, just to bulk up a bit. Although terminally ill, he absolutely insisted on making an appearance after being invited by the Academy. He dragged himself out of his hospital bed to be there. He felt he owed it to the industry and fans who had made him a star and had provided an extremely long and successful acting career…