Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Happy 75th Birthday Patrick Wayne

Patrick John Wayne was born on July 15, 1939 in Los Angeles, California. The son of actor, director John Wayne [1907-1979] and Josephine Alicia Saenz [1908-2003] he’s the brother producer Michael Wayne [1934-2003] half-brother of actor Ethan Wayne [1962- ], actress Marisa Wayne [1966- ]. Patrick made his earliest film appearances at 14, playing bits in “The Quiet Man” (1953) and “The Sun Shines Bright” (1953), both directed by John Ford. The younger Wayne's first real film role was in Ford's “The Long Gray Line” (1955); the following year, as Lieutenant Greenhill, Wayne acted opposite his father in “The Searchers” (1956). After attending Loyola University, he was given an opportunity to co-star in “The Young Land” (1959), a film which neither starred his dad nor was directed by John Ford. He wasn't bad, but he wasn't ready for stardom just yet, so it was back to supporting parts in “The Alamo” (1960), “Donovan's Reef” (1963), “McClintock” (1963), “Cheyenne Autumn” (1965), “The Green Berets” (1968) and “Big Jake” (1971). On his own, Patrick Wayne played leads in the special effects-laden adventures “People That Time Forgot” (1977) and “Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger” (1977), co-starred on the TV series ‘The Rounders’ (1965) and ‘Shirley’ (1979), and hosted the syndicated variety weekly ‘The Monte Carlo Show’ (1980).
Patrick appeared in two Euro-westerns: as Captain Bill Robinson in “The Deserter” (1971) and “Rustlers’ Rhapsody (1984) as Bob Barber.
Today we celebrate Patrick Wayne’s 75th birthday.

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