Saturday, May 26, 2007

Happy Birthday John Wayne

Today marks the 100th birthday of Marion Robert Morrison, better known to the world as John Wayne.

Wayne had a career in films which began in the 1930s and went through the 1970s. He was nominated for the Oscar, the Golden Globe and the People's Choice Award and won all three. He defined the role of the "man's man" on film. For me to attempt to provide a fair summation of his character and contribution to American popular culture would tax my feeble command of the English language.

Suffice it to say that he was one of the rare few whose very name became an icon.

John Wayne was a true patriot whose love of this country touched everything he did.

He is and always will be remembered with love and respect.