Michael Anthony Morrison (1934 - 2003)

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Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Death: Died in Burbank, CA, USA
Cause of death: He died at the age of 68 of heart failure as the result of complications from lupus.[2]
Occupation: Producer and actor
Managed by: Anne Kathryn Phillips
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About Michael Anthony Morrison



Michael Anthony Morrison, known professionally as Michael Wayne, was an American film producer and actor, and the eldest son of legendary Hollywood actor John Wayne and his first wife, Josephine Alicia Saenz. Wayne began his film career as a production assistant on the set of the John Ford film The Quiet Man in 1951. He joined his father’s film production company, Batjac Productions, for Alamo (1960) and became line producer for McLintock! (1963) and producer on many other John Wayne vehicles including Big Jake (1971) and Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973).

Wayne, who developed the reputation of being a good businessman, served on the board of the Motion Picture & Television Fund and was The John Wayne Foundation's president and chairman of the board. Following the death of his father in 1979, Wayne worked to retain control of his father's estate and film legacy as the head of Wayne Enterprises. He also was founder and chairman of the board of the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center.

Along with his wife Gretchen, Wayne raised five children, son Christopher and daughters Alicia, Josephine, Maria, and Teresa. He died at the age of 68 of heart failure as the result of complications from lupus.


The Quiet Man (1952) (uncredited) .... Teenage boy at races

The Conqueror (1956) (uncredited) .... Mongol guard

The Alamo (1960) Associate Producer

McLintock! (1963) Producer

Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) Co-Producer

The Green Berets (1968) Producer

Chisum (1970) Executive Producer

Big Jake (1971) Producer

The Train Robbers (1973) Producer

Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973) Producer

McQ (1974) Executive Producer

Brannigan (1975) Executive Producer

Rapid Fire (1989) .... Eddy Williams

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Michael Wayne's Timeline

November 23, 1934
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Age 23
California, United States
April 2, 2003
Age 68
Burbank, CA, USA
Hollywood Hills, California, USA