The Duke was born on May 26th, 1907 making this year his 115th birthday. You can celebrate the 'Duke Days of May' at the John Wayne: An American Experience exhibit in Fort Worth, TX. and members of the Wayne family will be there, including Ethan Wayne!
This past weekend the family took me to the John Wayne: An American Experience exhibit in the Fort Work Stockyards. I got to celebrate my 50th Birthday with the Duke! For me this was a dream come true, I'm a HUGE fan of John Wayne. Ever since I was a little kid I've always looked up to the Duke and loved watching all his movies.
Sadly today marks the 35th anniversary of John Wayne's death. Marion Robert Morrison better known the world over as "The Duke" was born May 26, 1907 and pasted away on this day back in 1979 at the age of 72 from stomach cancer.