Friday, June 5, 2009

John Wayne-Personal Life


John Wayne was married three times. His wives were all Hispanic. His wives were Josephine Alicia Saenz, Esperanza Baur, and Pilar Pallete. He had four children with Josephine and three with Pilar.

Wayne stormiest divorce was from his second wife, Esperanza. Esperanza had convinced herself Wayne and co-star Gail Russell were having an affair. After the wrap of the film 'Angel and the Badman', there was the usual party for the cast and crew. Wayne came home late. Esperanza was drunk and waiting for him when he arrived. Esperanza attempted to shoot Wayne as he walked through the door.

There were several high profile affairs in Wayne's life. One was with Marlene Dietrich and another with his former secretary Pat Stacy. Pat Stacy wrote a biography of her life with Wayne. The book is titled 'Duke: A Love Story'.

In the 1960's, Wayne traveled frequently to Panama where he purchased the island of Taborcillo. The island was sold by his estate at his death. The island of Taborcillo changed hands many times until it was open as a tourist attraction.

Wayne was a Freemason. He was Master Mason in Marion McDaniel Lodge #66, F&Am in Tucson. Wayne became a 32nd Scottish Rite Mason. He later became a member of the Al Malaikah Shrine Temple in Anaheim.

I put this section here for people who came from the tribute page I have up on my main website, "Midnight Angel's Place". Home will take you back to the tribute page of John Wayne on my main website. The other links will take you to the other segments about John Wayne.


John Wayne-Early Life

John Wayne-Film Career

John Wayne-Politics

John Wayne-Military Conterversy

John Wayne-Death

John Wayne-Congressional Gold Medal and Presidential Medal of Freedom

Winds Of The Wasteland-This is a movie John Wayne starred in.


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