John Wayne

About John Wayne

Who is it?: actor, producer, soundtrack
Birth Day: May 26, 1907
Birth Place: USA
Birth Sign: Gemini
Birth Name: Marion Robert Morrison
Nick Names: DukeJW
Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)

John Wayne Net Worth

John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Ulster-Scots, and Irish ancestry.Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, where they tried ranching in the Mojave Desert.
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💰John Wayne Net worth and Salary

Bardelys the Magnificent (1926) $10 /day
The Big Trail (1930) $75 /week
Three Girls Lost (1931) $200 /week
The Deceiver (1931) $350 /week
The Range Feud (1931) $350 /week
Maker of Men (1931) $350 /week
The Voice of Hollywood No. 13 (Second Series) (1932) $200
The Shadow of the Eagle (1932) $675
Texas Cyclone (1932) $350 /week
Two-Fisted Law (1932) $350 /week
The Hurricane Express (1932) $675
Ride Him, Cowboy (1932) $1,500
The Big Stampede (1932) $1,500
Haunted Gold (1932) $1,500
The Telegraph Trail (1933) $1,500
The Three Musketeers (1933) $500
Somewhere in Sonora (1933) $1,500
The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933) $1,500
His Private Secretary (1933) $150 per week
Baby Face (1933) $1,500
The Man from Monterey (1933) $1,500
Westward Ho (1935) $6,000
Sea Spoilers (1936) $6,000
California Straight Ahead! (1937) $6,000
I Cover the War! (1937) $6,000
Idol of the Crowds (1937) $6,000
Adventure's End (1937) $6,000
Stagecoach (1939) $3,700
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) $25,000
Without Reservations (1946) $68,000
Fort Apache (1948) $110,000
Red River (1948) $75,000 + percentage of gross
Wake of the Red Witch (1948) $75,000 + 10% of gross
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) $180,000 + 10% of gross
Flying Leathernecks (1951) $300,000
The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958) $700,000
Rio Bravo (1959) $750,000
The Horse Soldiers (1959) $750,000
The Horse Soldiers (1959) $500,000
The Horse Soldiers (1959) $750,000 + 20% of the gross
North to Alaska (1960) $750,000 + 10% of gross
The Comancheros (1961) $750,000 + 10% of gross
The Longest Day (1962) $250,000
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) $250,000
The War Wagon (1967) $1,000,000 + % of gross
The Green Berets (1968) $1,000,000
Hellfighters (1968) $1,000,000
Rio Lobo (1970) $1,000,000
Brannigan (1975) $500,000
The Shootist (1976) $750,000

John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Ulster-Scots, and Irish ancestry.

Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, where they tried ranching in the Mojave Desert. Until the ranch failed, Marion and his younger brother Robert E. Morrison swam in an irrigation ditch and rode a horse to school. When the ranch failed, the family moved to Glendale, California, where Marion delivered medicines for his father, sold newspapers and had an Airedale dog named "Duke" (the source of his own nickname). He did well at school both academically and in football. When he narrowly failed admission to Annapolis he went to USC on a football scholarship 1925-7. Tom Mix got him a summer job as a prop man in exchange for football tickets. On the set he became close friends with director John Ford for whom, among others, he began doing bit parts, some billed as John Wayne. His first featured film was Men Without Women (1930). After more than 70 low-budget westerns and adventures, mostly routine, Wayne's career was stuck in a rut until Ford cast him in Stagecoach (1939), the movie that made him a star. He appeared in nearly 250 movies, many of epic proportions. From 1942-43 he was in a radio series, "The Three Sheets to the Wind", and in 1944 he helped found the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, a Conservative political organization, later becoming its President. His conservative political stance was also reflected in The Alamo (1960), which he produced, directed and starred in. His patriotic stand was enshrined in The Green Berets (1968) which he co-directed and starred in. Over the years Wayne was beset with health problems. In September 1964 he had a cancerous left lung removed; in March 1978 there was heart valve replacement surgery; and in January 1979 his stomach was removed. He received the Best Actor nomination for Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) and finally got the Oscar for his role as one-eyed Rooster Cogburn in True Grit (1969). A Congressional Gold Medal was struck in his honor in 1979. He is perhaps best remembered for his parts in Ford's cavalry trilogy - Fort Apache (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) and Rio Grande (1950).