John Wayne Still Tall in the Saddle in 2011 Harris Poll!

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    There are 30 replies in this Thread. The last Post () by The Irish Duke.

    • Re: John Wayne Still Tall in the Saddle in 2011 Harris Poll!

      Thanks for the info on the Harris Polls. Nice to see the dukes still on top even though he is only there in spirit
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      Cindyrella wrote:

      I think we should all start giving Duke movies to our children and grandchildren for birthday gifts! And maybe even suggesting to them when they open them that we'd love to watch it with them. Watching, The Cowboys, with my grandson's, one at a time, is a memory I will always cherish, and I know they will as well. We must take an active part in keeping our beloved Duke's memory alive and his legend growing.

      Cindy



      Hey Cindy, we are pretty hard cases are'nt we lololol

      But you know that' s exactly how i became a classic Western movie lover, by watching them, but mainly JW of course, with my Dad from the time i could speak i guess, i was so young i dont even remember it, from the late 50's early 60's i guess.

      And being the only daughter in a house of sons i was totally, and very happily brainwashed. We would all sit around the lounge room floor with Dad watching Westerns, great memories, and those happy memories made up part of his eulogy years ago.

      Mum would be tired and have snuck off for an early night maybe, and Dad and the rest of the family enjoyed their time togeather watching the Duke, Jimmy Stewart, and all the rest of the gang, but of course there is no rivalling the great JW is there

      Even in his early 90's he still adored watching his Westerns, and we would take DVD's with us to watch with him, it really was a well trodden and much loved time togeather

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    • Re: John Wayne Still Tall in the Saddle in 2011 Harris Poll!

      Ringokid wrote:

      It does not suprise me one bit. It is interesting that some actors (or most who have passed away) pretty much fall by the wayside.

      Why isn't Gable, Bogart, Heston , or for the woman actors, Davis, Hepburn, etc not on that list.

      Strange in a way but John Wayne transends generations.


      I can tell you way no other deceased actor is on the list. As good as they were, they were only movie stars, John Wayne is a American Icon.He has become part of the American fabric.
      ''baby sister i was born game and intend to go out that way.''
    • Re: John Wayne Still Tall in the Saddle in 2011 Harris Poll!

      I watched Hondo again yesterday, this time with my 10 year old grandson. He loved it. It's great that todays youth get a chance to see how good he was. There will never be another Duke.
    • Re: John Wayne Still Tall in the Saddle in 2011 Harris Poll!

      Originally Posted by leesheridan
      Even dead he beats out Hanoi Jane!!


      Jay J. Foraker wrote:

      THAT'S A RELIEF! Seriously, I think she would be at the bottom of the barrel fermenting into an intolerable alcohol concoction.



      AMEN to both posts!!

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    • Re: John Wayne Still Tall in the Saddle in 2011 Harris Poll!

      chester7777 wrote:

      DUKE DOES IT AGAIN!

      Are we surprised that John Wayne is STILL in the top ten actors in America in the annual Harris poll?

      NO!

      He has moved from the number 7 slot last year up to the number 3 slot!

      Yee Haw!!

      The ONLY actor to have appeared on this poll since its inception in 1994, John Wayne is also the only deceased actor to have been named.

      Way to go, Duke!

      Go to the Harris Poll site for more details.


      It doesn't surprise me one bit, Chester!! And, of course, not only is he in the top ten this time, but in the top five.

      But to me, and I'm sure many others, he will ALWAYS be NUMBER ONE!!
      (Sorry for "shouting", but I just couldn't help it!!)
    • Re: John Wayne Still Tall in the Saddle in 2011 Harris Poll!

      Well, my dear Reverend Captain Samuel Johnston Clayton WARD, what do ya think about that! I think it is TOP HAND! Way to go Duke FANS! KEITH
      (Thought I would stay in keeping with the last comment from BILL!)
      God, she reminds me of me! DUKE

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