John Wayne and his protege, James Arness (Matt Dillon on GUNSMOKE), share the same birthday. Arness appeared in four films with The Duke, including BIG JIM McLAIN and HONDO.

John Wayne and his protege, James Arness (Matt Dillon on GUNSMOKE), share the same birthday. Arness appeared in four films with The Duke, including BIG JIM McLAIN and HONDO.

RODEO PERSONAL APPEARANCES - John Wayne & his children Toni, Melinda, Pat & Michael pose with Gene Autry & 'Champion' - Los Angeles Sheriff's Rodeo - 'The Largest One-Day Rodeo in America' - Los Angeles, California -  Early 1950s.

RODEO PERSONAL APPEARANCES - John Wayne & his children Toni, Melinda, Pat & Michael pose with Gene Autry & 'Champion' - Los Angeles Sheriff's Rodeo - 'The Largest One-Day Rodeo in America' - Los Angeles, California - Early 1950s.

John Wayne, 1933, marries his first wife Josephine Saenz in Los Angeles - the guests celebrated at the home of Loretta Young (right).

John Wayne, 1933, marries his first wife Josephine Saenz in Los Angeles - the guests celebrated at the home of Loretta Young (right).

Young Marion (later John Wayne) with brother Robert and father Clyde Morrisson

Young Marion (later John Wayne) with brother Robert and father Clyde Morrisson

Duke - Accepted NO Bull (Dunway Enterprises) http://dunway.us - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1608871169/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1608871169&linkCode=as2&tag=freedietsecre-20&linkId=IUZSYU2HONZ62E24

Duke - Accepted NO Bull (Dunway Enterprises) http://dunway.us - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1608871169/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1608871169&linkCode=as2&tag=freedietsecre-20&linkId=IUZSYU2HONZ62E24

c. 1947. These dogs slipped in popularity and I can't understand why.  They are fun, smart, beautiful, and loyal to a fault.

c. 1947. These dogs slipped in popularity and I can't understand why. They are fun, smart, beautiful, and loyal to a fault.

John Wayne's darkest and most intense character, Ethan Edwards, from John Ford's incredible masterpiece "The Searchers". Duke's performance in this film is absolutely towering! He is completely unforgettable and one can not possibly imagine anyone else in the role, he so completely makes it his own. This film is cited by the likes of George Lucas and Martin Scorsese as altering their very lives, so I think any praise I give it is comparitively feeble!

John Wayne's darkest and most intense character, Ethan Edwards, from John Ford's incredible masterpiece "The Searchers". Duke's performance in this film is absolutely towering! He is completely unforgettable and one can not possibly imagine anyone else in the role, he so completely makes it his own. This film is cited by the likes of George Lucas and Martin Scorsese as altering their very lives, so I think any praise I give it is comparitively feeble!

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