This biography of legendary Hollywood film actor John Wayne has been written by his wife of 25 years. It describes his acting career, his three marriages, his relationships with his children, his political views and his friendships with such stars as Bogart and Bacall, Henry Fonda and John Ford.
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Pilar Wayne was John Wayne's third wife and legal widow (they were separated at the time of his death in 1979). Her biography of her husband for 25 years traces Wayne's first marriage to the saintly Josephine, second marrige to spitfire Chata, three-year affair with Marlene Dietrich, and his fight against cancer; and gives colorful gossip about Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, and Geraldine Page. Co-author Thorleifson keeps Wayne's film career firmly in perspective, and Pilar is more edifying than exploitive, as one might have suspected at first. This is a good antidote to the so-far uninteresting literature on one of the screen's legends. Christopher Schemering, formerly with Arlington Cty. P.L., Va.
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