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I Married a Woman (1958): Romantic Comedy Starring George Gobel, Diana Dors, and John Wayne

The second attempt to turn popular TV personality George Gobel into a movie star also failed in I Married a Woman, a dull romantic comedy, co-starring Britain’s sex symbol, Diana Dors.

Oscar: Career Oscars–John Wayne

Career Oscars: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Geraldine Page

Movie Stars: Grant, Cary–Comparison with John Wayne

John Wayne’s career resembled in some respects that of Cary Grant’s. Grant, born in 1904, started his acting career at Paramount, in 1932, playing second fiddle to the studio’s major star, Gary Cooper.¬† John Wayne, born in 1907 and thus only younger than Grant by 3 years,¬†began as a stunt man and but player in […]

Oscar Politics: John Wayne and Sands of Iwo Jima

The campaign proved to be effective as John Wayne received his first Best Actor Oscar nomination.

John Wayne: Missed or Rejected Roles–Blazing Saddles

Mel Brooks offered Wayne the role of the Waco Kid (eventually well played by Gene Wilder) in his 1974 spoof Western film Blazing Saddles. After reading the script Wayne declined, fearing the dialogue was “too dirty” for his family image, but told Brooks that he would be “first in line” to see the movie. Share […]