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JOHN "DUKE" WAYNE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/05/1972 - HFSID 176273

JOHN WAYNE John Wayne signs a rare typed letter with his nickname "Duke" declining an invitation to an Awards Program and Banquet. Rare Typed Letter Signed: "Duke," 1p, 7¼ x10½. Mexico Courts, Durango, Mexico, 1972 April 5.

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JOHN WAYNE
John Wayne signs a rare typed letter with his nickname "Duke" declining an invitation to an Awards Program and Banquet.
Rare Typed Letter Signed: "Duke," 1p, 7¼ x10½. Mexico Courts, Durango, Mexico, 1972 April 5. The Academy Award winning actor writes to Dean Krakel, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In full: "Thank you for your letter and invitation to the Awards Program and Banquet to be held April 22. As much as I would like to be able to come, once again I am in the middle of a picture here in Mexico and will be unable to do so. Please pass on my regrets and 'hellos' to our mutual friends." In 1972 Wayne appeared in The Cowboys and in 1973, The Train Robbers and Cahill-United States Marshal. All-American action hero John Wayne appeared in over 250 films, primarily in war movies or Westerns. Although he had appeared in 80 low-budget films, Wayne did not become a star until 1939, when he appeared as the Ringo Kid in John Ford's Stagecoach. Near the end of his 40-year career, Wayne was honored with his only Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of hard-drinking, one-eyed Marshal Rooster Cogburn in 1969's True Grit. Letters signed "Duke" rarely appear on the market. Includes the addressed envelope. Fine condition.

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