Your morning heart-starter: Five little-known facts about John Wayne

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How much do you know about the Western legend?

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Test your memory with these bits of trivia about John Wayne. How many of them did you know?

  1. His real name was Marion Morrison.
  2. Wayne was once a sports journalist for his high school paper.
  3. He coined the term “The Big C” after being worried that Hollywood would stop hiring him if they knew he had lung cancer in the 1960s.
  4. Wayne repeatedly cheated when playing chess against fellow actor Robert Mitchum.
  5. His two favourite books were written by Arthur Conan Doyle. They were The White Company (1891) and Sir Nigel (1906).

How many of these did you know?

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