Five Things You Never Knew About “The Duke”

John Wayne’s real name is Marion Robert Morrison. He never legally changed his name to John Wayne. John Wayne was called “The Duke” because of a family pet he had when growing up. He played football for The University of Southern California. Wayne had an athletic scholarship but lost it due to injury that he never recovered from. Because of his injury John Wayne only played football for one year. John made his first television appearance on ” (more…)