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Happy Birthday John Wayne!

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 garlic    2,639

I sure miss the Duke! He would be 108 years old if he was alive today. He was the last of America's great TV/Film heros.


Wearing a brown plaid coat worn by John Wayne in 1945's "Flame of Barbary Coast," Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has declared a day in honor of the quintessential screen cowboy.

An avid collector of movie memorabilia, Patrick wore the coat as he presided over the Senate Tuesday.

He declared it John Wayne Day in Texas to mark the Hollywood legend's 108th birthday and named the actor an honorary Texan.

There were proclamations from the House, Senate and Gov. Greg Abbott. Senators told Wayne's visiting children and grandchildren of their love for movies including "True Grit," "The Searchers," and "Rio Bravo."

Sen. Judith Zaffirini, whose district is near the set of Wayne's 1960 movie "The Alamo," quoted her favorite Wayne-ism: "Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much."

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I believe it was on the set of a known nuclear test site that they filmed,  In Old California, that they contracted radiation.  Of course, this malady of the resulting cancer that killed half of the people on that set, was addressed in the last movie, The Shootist.  

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