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Marion Morrison

Marion (John Wayne) with mother Mary and brother Robert. She treated Marion horribly and when she left husband Clyde, she took Robert only, with her.


John Wayne -John Wayne (born Marion Morrison) was the son of pharmacist Clyde Morrison and his wife Mary. 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...Love all of his movies


'My real name is Marion Morrison…I'm happy people call me Duke…If you were my size, wore cowboy boots and a big hat, outrode, outfought and outshot all the badmen in the west…how would you like to climb down off a horse, throw your saddle over the corral rail and then walk off-camera to sit down in a chair labeled Marion ? ' John Wayne Costume test for THE ALAMO 1960.