• Annmarie Throckmorton, M.A.

Memorial For John Wayne

When I was a girl my hero was movie star John Wayne, May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979.


To punch the villain in the nose and toss the problem in a cold creek seemed marvelous. Although I would never have dared to do such a thing myself, I vicariously enjoyed seeing him do it on the silver screen. I had the childish notion that someone like John Wayne would protect me when I grew up.


It was not until much later in life that I learned how to protect my own self in those brute ways with various martial arts trainings, and I simultaneously came to the realization that I would never want to. But John Wayne is still my hero.


With the help of LunaPic | Free Online Photo Editor, I generated this glitzy GIF in memorial for Marion Michael Morrison (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed The Duke.

Memorial for John Wayne, American Hero and 20th Century Hollywood Star

modified screen capture by Annmarie Throckmorton 2021

Memorial for John Wayne, American Hero and 20th Century Hollywood Star

screen capture by Annmarie Throckmorton 2021





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