John Wayne and Duke the Airedale

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

John Wayne and his family he had 7 children and 26 grandchildren

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 (real name Marion Morrison) with brother Robert

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I won't be wronged, i won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to others and i require the same from them. I was a kid when I heard the Duke say these words and i liked em so they became my code to live by.

"John Wayne" born May 26, 1907 as Marion Michael Morrison and his little brother, Robert. Winterset, Iowa.

John Wayne, with his son, in Mexico . "The War Wagon." Movie

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John Wayne: A new book reveals the Duke as you've never seen him before.

John Wayne and his son Patrick Wayne

John Wayne and his family

John Wayne and his daughter, Marissa, during a break from filming.

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John Wayne ( The Duke ) in colour