Scenes from America 2 Published on May 10, 2014 by Marica John Wayne That’s not his real name. We visited his birthplace. Right next to the future birthplace of James T. Kirk.In middle America. Daughter C texteded to report that they had made it to LA.Dear Lord, … you know the rest. Post navigation ← Speaking of books… “Ding! My Quiche is Ready!” → 2 Responses Right his real name was Francis or Marion something or another… And there were two John Wayne movies yesterday afternoon on TV…someone must have sneaked a peak at your blog! And his real name was Marion. And apparently he was called “The Duke” because as a boy, he had a very large dog named Duke who was his everywhere all the time buddy. They became known as the “big” Duke (the dog) and the “little” Duke. The “big” Duke passed on as our favorite friends will do, and the “little” Duke became the only Duke. Or so I heard…! Comments are closed.