Date of Birth
31 March 1956
Burbank, California, USA
Thomas A. Gionis (1985 - 1988) (divorced) 1 child
Earl Lawrence Kuhle II (? - ?) (divorced) 2 children
Sister of Ethan Wayne and Marisa Wayne
Daughter of John Wayne and Pilar Wayne
Half-sister of Michael Wayne, Patrick Wayne, Toni Wayne, and Melinda Wayne
Aunt of Brendan Wayne
Niece of Robert E. Morrison
Now an attorney in Los Angeles.
Daughter, Anastasia Pilar Gionis (born February 14, 1987),
with her ex-husband, Thomas A. Gionis.
The Alamo (1960) $250/week
Duke was not bothered about having a second family
until on march 31 1956, Aissa Maria was born!
It made Duke feel young and virile again.
Pilar Wayne said,
upsetting Duke's older children.She was the most spoiled child
On January 14, 1958, Aissa had a lucky escape.
Blackie the family dog alerted Pilar that the house was on fire.
Pilar made a rush for Aissa's room and found the hall filled with smoke.
She grabbed the baby from the crib, and carried Aissa to saftey.
Aissa was to spend much of her childhood,
both being in some of her farher's movies,
and on location with Duke, on many more
Duke was an adoring father showering Aissa with toys and gifts.
She found growing up in Hollywood royalty,
made her lonely, and unless out at school,
she felt the high walled family home, more like a prison.
Her father tried to instill all his beliefs of
being the clean all American family,
which Aissa found difficult to live with,
surrounded by long haired college friends!
By the early 1970's, she became more brazen,
Aissa said,Unknown to the press or my Dad,
Aissa, and her firends like most at her age,I experimented with diet pills, marjuana, and getting arrested
had their moments, off too much drinking.
at one point, she even allowed a drunken friend
to drive her Porsche, with the result of wrecking it.
Duke adored his daughter so much, he hadn't got the heart to ground her,
instead, told her how much he loved her and forgot about it.
After divorcing tennis player, Lornie Kuhl,
Aissa married, orthopedic surgeon, Thomas A Gionis,
but became embroiled in a bitter custody dispute,
over their daughter Anastasia,
when the couple seperated in 1988.
In October of that year, Aissa and her boyfriend,
millionaire Roger Luby, were attacked by two gunmen,
inside the garage of Luby's Newport Beach home.
Gionis was accused of ordering the attack,
was arrested, and in 1992, convicted
and sentenced to five years in prison.
It was then Aissa became a prosecutor
and moved to Pacific Palisades.
Pilar said at the time.
It was Aissa, who doubted that Duke,If he (Duke) had been alive, when Aissa was attacked,
he would have been out on the streets, with a gun,
whether, he was right or wrong!
was in control, when shortly before
he passed aweay, he became a Catholic.
She considered him, too heavily drugged
to make that decision.
Aissa Wayne is now a successful attorney in Los Angeles.
and you can click directly to her business web-site, below:-
Law Offices Of Aissa Wayne
Written By ethanedwards
1. McLintock! (1963) .... Alice Warren
2. Donovan's Reef (1963) (uncredited) .... Native girl
3. The Comancheros (1961) (uncredited) .... Bessie Marshall
4. The Alamo (1960) .... Lisa Angelica Dickinson
John Wayne: My Father
is an interesting read, and highly recommended.