Definition of John Wayne from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


John Wayne

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(1907-79) a US actor who made more than 200 films, many of which were westerns. His popular name was 'the Duke' or 'Duke', and he came to represent the image of the strong, independent American character. John Ford directed many of his films, including Stagecoach (1939), which made him famous. His other films included Fort Apache (1948), The Searchers (1956), The Alamo (1960), which he also directed and produced, and True Grit (1969), for which he won an Oscar.