John Wayne

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John Wayne
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May 26th, 1907, Winterset, Iowa, U.S.
Died:
June 11th, 1979, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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Appearances of John Wayne in MAD

Image of MAD Magazine #75 • USA • 1st Edition - New York

MAD Magazine #75 • USA • 1st Edition - New York

John Wayne, the "Duke" in the MAD movie parody ""Celebrities' Home Movies", by Larry Siegel, with Arnie Kogen and Wallace Wood for MAD #75

Image of MAD Magazine #133 • USA • 1st Edition - New York

MAD Magazine #133 • USA • 1st Edition - New York

John Wayne picked up his only Oscar for his Best Actor-worthy performance in 1969's True Grit, co-starring Kim Darby as Mattie Ross. Here they are in the Mort Drucker-Larry Siegel parody "True Fat," which originally appeared in MAD #133 (March '70) and was most recently reprinted in Mort Drucker's edition of the MAD's Greatest Artists anthology series.

Image of MAD Magazine #190 • USA • 1st Edition - New York

MAD Magazine #190 • USA • 1st Edition - New York

John Wayne attempts to fend off The Shootist co-star Rick Lenz as reporter Dan "Bobkins" Dobkins, in this scene from the Mort Drucker-Dick DeBartolo parody "The Shootiest." Originally running in MAD #190 (April '77), it was also reprinted in the 1985 paperback collection Mort Drucker's MAD Show-Stoppers.

Image of MAD Magazine #465 • USA • 1st Edition - New York

MAD Magazine #465 • USA • 1st Edition - New York

John Wayne died in 1979, but his influence over the Western genre was still felt decades later, as evidenced by this portion of the splash panel for MAD's Brokeback Mountain satire. Writer Arnie Kogen and artist Tom Richmond teamed up for "Barebutt Mountain," which originally ran in MAD #465 (May '06).

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