John Wayne died The actor who made the Western movie famous, died on June 11, 1979, from cancer. With movies like "True Grit," "Stage Coach," and "Rio Bravo," the "Duke" was celebrated for his ... more 
John Wayne died The actor who made the Western movie famous, died on June 11, 1979, from cancer. With movies like "True Grit," "Stage Coach," and "Rio Bravo," the "Duke" was celebrated for his embodiment of the rugged American male. He is the highest grossing actor of all time and starred in 142 movies, primarily, Westerns. The star was also a Republican, rare in Hollywood, who supported Richard Nixon. less 
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