Friday, June 8, 2007

Dachshunds in Pop Culture: John Wayne

Who?  We think you know!  Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director and producer.  He epitomized rugged masculinity and became an enduring American icon. He is famous for his distinctive voice, walk and height. He was also known for his conservative political views and his support, beginning in the 1950s, for anti-communist positions.
A Harris Poll, released January 2011, placed Wayne third among America's favorite film stars, the only deceased star on the list and the only one who has appeared on the poll every year since it first began in 1994.
In 1999, the American Film Institute named Wayne 13th among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time. Source.

And oh yeah, he was a Dachshund Lover.  Here, The Duke relaxes with his boy 'Charlie,' his manly, apparently unneutered smooth black and tan. "Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much."

Don't mess with The Duke, Pilgrim.

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