11th JUNE ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

June 11th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1979 : John Wayne died : John Wayne, the iconic American western film actor died at age 72 on tyhe 11th June 1979, after battling cancer for more than a decade. John Wayne was born Marion Morrison on the 26th May 1907, in Winterset, Iowa, and moved to Glendale, California, as a child.  He was a football star at Glendale High School., before he found work as a movie studio laborer, where he befriended director John Ford. John Wayne’s first acting jobs were bit parts in which he was credited as Duke Morrison, a childhood nickname derived from the name of his beloved pet dog. | & more about history on this day in the video…