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      While filming "Hatari" in Africa one day some of the guys were sitting around a table,outside, playing cards with the duke including Red Buttons and a leopard got kinda close and Red said "Duke, there's a leopard right there." and the Duke said "Buttons, see what he wants"
      "Fill your hand you son of a b--ch"

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      John Wayne on Socialism and Communism -


      Sure, I love my country will all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that, never have been and never will be. I was proud when President Nixon ordered the mining of Haiphong Harbor, which we should have done long before, because I think we were helping a brave little country defend herself against Communist invasion. That's what I tried to show in the The Green Berets and I took plenty of abuse from the critics.

      When I was a sophomore at USC, I was a socialist, pretty much to the left but not when I left the university. I quickly got wise. I'd read about what had happened to Russia in 1917 when the Communists took over -- Communism just doesn't work.


      I never felt I needed to apologize for my patriotism. I felt that if there were Communists in the business - and I knew there were - then they ought to go over to Russia and try enjoying freedom there.

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      chester7777 wrote:

      John Wayne on Socialism and Communism -


      The Duke and I are as one in our contempt for communism and/or socialism.

      The only difference between us that I can discern is that I was a hard-right conservative from the get-go and never was attracted to the other side at any time during my life. His remark about being a socialist at USC just goes to show you how so-called "higher education" can corrupt the best of us. I've noticed that throughout my life and feared that the two of my children who attended college would end up liberals but apparently the old man's influence and example won out because they're both pretty conservative. In fact, sometimes I think my younger son is even more conservative than me, if that's possible. :wink_smile:
      De gustibus non est disputandum
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      And more:-

      Of his Vietnam trip in 1966, Duke said:-

      I can't sing or dance, but I can go to the hospitals,
      and give them something to write home about
      .

      Of The Green Berets, Duke said:-

      The left wingers are shredding my flesh,
      but like Liberace, we're bawling all the way to the bank.

      During the filming of Hellfighters,
      Duke exited a fire area of 202 degrees, with steaming clothes,
      Duke said:-

      I'll never steam another clam,
      now I now how a clam feels. It hurts
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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      Three More:-

      At the 1968 Republican convention,
      Duke commented on his poltical ambitions;-

      About as political as a Bengal tiger

      Duke commented on his casting of Rooster Cogburn in True Grit:-

      Rooster was a mean old bastard, a one-eyed, whiskey-soaked,
      sloppy son-of-a-bitch, just like me.

      After the Academy Award ceremonies, when Duke won his, he said:-

      I didn't think I was going to get excited,
      about this thing. You get all gooey.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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      and more:-

      After Duke did the episode of " Laugh In",
      in which he dressed as a large bunny rabbit,
      Duke said:-
      It could've been worse, they could've dressed me up as a Liberal.

      Of The Cowboys, Duke said:-

      This has been the most refreshing location I've been on,
      in more that 40 years of moviemaking.
      Usually you end up with the same old bunch of actors,
      the same old pack of tall tales and lies.
      But this one is different.

      During the filming of Cahill: U.S. Marshal,A London journalist asked Duke,
      why he was so thankfull for his nickname 'Duke'.
      Duke replied:-

      My real name is Michael Marion Morrison.
      And if you were my size, wore cowboy boots and a big hat,
      outrode, outfought and outshot, all the badmen in the west,
      how would you like to climb down off a horse,
      throw your saddle over the corral rail, and then walk off-camera,
      and sit in a chair, labelled 'Marion'
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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      Three more:-

      When Harvard University dared Duke to visit them,
      Duke answered their invitation:-

      Sorry to note in your challenge,
      that there is a weakness in your breeding,
      but there is a ray of hope,
      in the fact, that you are conscious of it.

      On January 16 1974, Duke visited Harvard.
      One of the questions he was asked was:-
      'Has President Nixon ever given you any suggestions for your movies?'.
      Duke's answer was:-
      No, they've all been successful.

      Emperor Hirohito, visted the U.S.and had a desire to meet Duke.
      After they had talked, a reporter asked Duke, what was discussed.
      Duke replied:-
      How the hell do I know,my Japanese ain't all that great
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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      On the negative influence of liberal ideology on America's youth -
      They work against the natural loyalties and ideals of our kids, filling them with fear and doubt and hate and downgrading patriotism and all our heroes of the past.

      When asked at the 1969 Republican Convention about his political ambitions, Duke answered -
      I'm about as political as a Bengal tiger.

      How interesting is this, in light of today's political climate?
      I have found a certain type calls himself a liberal . . . . Now I always thought I was a liberal. I came up terribly surprised one time when I found out that I was a 'Right-Wing Conservative Extremist' when I listened to everybody's point of view that I ever met, and then I decided how I should feel. But this so-called Liberal group, they never listen to your point of view.


      Mrs. C :angel1:
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      And the last three of these:-

      On Sunday December 11, 1977, Duke and actress Jane Fonda,
      attended the Hollywood Women's Press Club.
      Duke presented her with an award, saying:-

      I'm suprised, to find you at the right of me.

      After Duke had open heart surgery in 1978.He said:-

      Now with that damn pig valve in me,
      I not only have my own voice back,
      but I go round saying, 'Oink, Oink'

      At the Academy Awards in 1979.Duke said:-

      That's just about the only medicine, a fellow'd ever really need.
      Believe me, when I tell you, that I'm mighty pleased,
      that I can amble down here tonight.
      Oscar and I have something in common.
      Oscar first came to the Hollywood scene in 1928.
      So did I. We're both a little weatherbeaten,
      but we're still here,and plan to be around,
      for a whole lot longer
      .
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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      Two more for the road
      I never trust a man that doesn't drink.

      [on presenting the Best Picture Oscar in 1979]

      Oscar and I have something in common. Oscar first came to the Hollywood scene in 1928. So did I. We're both a little weatherbeaten, but we're still here and plan to be around for a whole lot longer.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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      Three more:-

      When people say a John Wayne picture got bad reviews, I always wonder if they know it's a redundant sentence, but hell, I don't care. People like my pictures and that's all that counts.

      [When asked if he believed in God]
      There must be some higher power or how else does all this stuff work?

      [Time Magazine interview, 1969]

      I would like to be remembered, well . . . the Mexicans have a phrase, "Feo fuerte y formal". Which means he was ugly, strong and had dignity.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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      and more:-

      [poem, 'The Sky', he read on his 1969 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In' (1968) appearance]

      The sky is blue, the grass is green. Get off your ass and join the Marines.

      [upon accepting his Oscar for True Grit
      (1969)]

      If I'd known this was all it would take, I'd have put that eyepatch on 40 years ago.


      I'm an American actor. I work with my clothes on. I have to. Riding a horse can be pretty tough on your legs and elsewheres.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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      Three more:-

      [on Native Americans:]

      I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.


      When I started, I knew I was no actor and I went to work on this Wayne thing. It was as deliberate a projection as you'll ever see. I figured I needed a gimmick, so I dreamed up the drawl, the squint and a way of moving meant to suggest that I wasn't looking for trouble but would just as soon throw a bottle at your head as not. I practiced in front of a mirror.

      Communism is quite obviously still a threat. Yes, they are human beings, with a right to their point of view
      . . .
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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