John Wayne was a famous actor.
He got his nickname "Duke" from a dog.
He was born in Iowa and grew up in California.
He started acting in the 1920s.
John Wayne was in many movies, especially Westerns.
He won an award for his role in "True Grit."
He was known for his tough, hero roles.
John Wayne visited soldiers during World War II.
He had health problems, including lung cancer.
His movies are still loved by many people today.
He got a special award from the U.S. president.
He had famous sayings like "A man's got to do what a man's got to do."