It never surprises me what the members of this board can find or come up with. Thanks for sharing that, Wayne.
"I couldn't go to sleep at night if the director didn't call 'cut'. "
Now I'm trying to do a biography on Wayne for my second site from my collection of books on him, now as anyone read Cast A Giant Shadow, its like Wayne is telling his life story. He's saying his mother blamed him for coming to soon causing her shame and embarrassment being born eight months premature and she named him Robert Micheal, talk about him being confused about his name I know I am, so can anybody shed any light on this, if you have read the book you will know what I mean.
“Well, there are some things a man just can’t run away from.” – Stagecoach
Mary Alberta Brown (1885–1970)
his mother of Lancaster County, Nebraska,
was a former telephone operator from Des Moines.
Mary was often referred to as Molly.
She was redheaded, blue-eyed and of Irish descent,
and had a temper to prove it.
Tiny and vivacious, Mary was a rather plain woman,
and morally straight-laced,
A writer once mentioned Duke was born less than
nine months later!
Duke remarked later in life,
If my mother was still alive, she would have horsewhipped him down Main Street
Her family moved to Iowa, when Mary's father
Robert Emmett Brown, became a proof writer for a Des Moines newspaper.
It is well known that his mother and was obsessed with putting Duke down,
and favouring his younger brother Robert.
So much so, she changed Duke's name, right after Duke was born.
She gave Duke no credit for his success,
and that would haunt Duke for the rest of his life!
Mary Morrison moved with brother Robert to Long Beach,
where she lived for the rest of her life.
She passed away in Los Angeles in 1970,
after a long illness.She was 81 years old.
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