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Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Paita, Provincia de Paita, Departamento de Piura, Peru
Occupation: Peruvian Actress, former Braniff ariline stewardess
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About Pilar Pallete

Pilar Pallete is a former Peruvian actress and third wife of the American film star John Wayne.

Pilar was born into an upper class family, the daughter of a Peruvian senator. She married and divorced professional big-game hunter Richard Weldy.

She met John Wayne, 29 years her senior, in Lima, Peru in 1953, while he was scouting locations for ”The Alamo." In 1953, Pilar came to Los Angeles to dub a film in English, when she ran into John Wayne for the second time. A year later on November 1, 1954, they married in Kona, Hawaii, the same very day as Wayne's divorce became final. Pilar retired from her motion picture career to be a wife and mother to their three children: Aissa, Ethan, and Marisa. During the next ten years of their marriage, they traveled extensively, usually on location for John Wayne's many films. In 1965, they moved to Newport Beach, California. She and Wayne separated in 1976. She rented a studio inside the Fernleaf Courtyard, in Corona Del Mar, California. She would entertain her clients outdoors with coffee and finger sandwiches and found herself, one year later, with a full-time restaurant. After a long and painful illness, John Wayne died on June 11, 1979.

In 1998, Pilar married Jesse Upchurch, a travel company executive. Pilar has created among other works of art, a collection of still nature and beautiful ladies, Belly Dancers called "Glamour Girls", as well as group images from the Hollywood world.

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From her English Wikipedia page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilar_Pallete

Pilar Pallete (Paita, Peru September 3, 1928) is a former Peruvian actress and third wife of the American film star John Wayne.

Pilar was born into an upper-class family, the daughter of a Peruvian senator in the Paita Port (Northern of Peru). She married and divorced professional big-game hunter Richard Weldy.[1]

She met John Wayne, 21 years her senior, in Lima, Peru, in 1953, while still married to Richard Weldy . Wayne was in Peru scouting locations for ”The Alamo."[2] In 1953, Pilar came to Los Angeles to dub a film in English, when she ran into John Wayne for the second time. A year later on November 1, 1954,[2] they married in Kona, Hawaii, the very same day Wayne's divorce became final.

Pilar retired from her motion picture career to be a wife and mother to their three children: Aissa, Ethan and Marisa.

During the next ten years of their marriage, they traveled extensively, usually on location for John Wayne's many films. In 1965, they moved to Newport Beach, California. She rented a studio inside the Fernleaf Courtyard, in Corona Del Mar, California where she would entertain her clients outdoors with coffee and finger sandwiches and found herself, one year later, with a full-time restaurant.

Pilar has created among other works of art, a collection of still nature and beautiful ladies, Belly Dancers called "Glamour Girls", as well as group images from the Hollywood world.

In 1973, she and Wayne separated and he died of stomach cancer on June 11, 1979.

In 1984 she married Stephen Stewart, a municipal court judge. They were later divorced.

In 1998, Pilar married Jesse Upchurch, a travel company executive.

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Living Palette is the 3rd Wife (abt.1956?-1979?) of John Wayne

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Pilar Pallete's Timeline

1928
September 3, 1928
Paita, Provincia de Paita, Departamento de Piura, Peru
1948
March 8, 1948
Age 19
1953
1953
Age 24
1954
November 1, 1954
Age 26
Kona District, Hawaii County, Hawaii Territory, United States
1984
1984
Age 55
1997
1997
Age 68
1998
1998
Age 69