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Film producer

Michael Wayne

Film Producer

Business degree

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Full Name
Michael Anthony Morrison

November 23, 1934 (
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Cause of death
Heart failure complication attributed to lupus

Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)

Known for
Producing several of John Wayne films

April 2, 2003, Burbank, California, United States

Gretchen Wayne (m. 1958–2003)

Patrick Wayne, Ethan Wayne, Marisa Wayne, Aissa Wayne, Melinda Wayne Munoz, Mary Antonia Wayne LaCava

Josephine Wayne, John Wayne

McLintock!, Big Jake, The Green Berets, The Train Robbers, Cahill US Marshal

Similar People
John Wayne, Patrick Wayne, Ethan Wayne, Marisa Wayne, Josephine Wayne

Michael Anthony Morrison (November 23, 1934 – April 2, 2003), best known as Michael Wayne, was an American film producer and actor, and the eldest son of Hollywood actor John Wayne and his first wife, Josephine Alicia Saenz.


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Born in Los Angeles, California, Michael graduated from Loyola University in California in 1956 with a Business degree and served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

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Michael began his film career as a production assistant on the set of the John Ford film The Quiet Man in 1951. He joined his father's film production company, Batjac Productions, for Alamo (1960) and became line producer for McLintock! (1963) and producer on many other John Wayne vehicles including Big Jake (1971) and Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973).

Michael, known for his acumen in business, held positions on the board of the Motion Picture & Television Fund and also led The John Wayne Foundation as its president and chairman of the board. He also was founder and chairman of the board of the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center.

Michael and his wife, Gretchen, had five children, son Christopher, daughters Alicia, Josephine, Maria, and Teresa. He died at the age of 68 of heart failure as the result of complications from lupus erythematosus, just two months before his mother's death.


  • The Quiet Man (1952) (uncredited) as Teenage boy at races
  • The Conqueror (1956) (uncredited) as Mongol guard
  • The Alamo (1960) Associate Producer, and assistant to Producer, and first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
  • McLintock! (1963) Producer
  • Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) Co-Producer
  • The Green Berets (1968) Producer
  • Chisum (1970) Executive Producer
  • Big Jake (1971) Producer
  • The Train Robbers (1973) Producer
  • Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973) Producer
  • McQ (1974) Executive Producer
  • Brannigan (1975) Executive Producer, and presenter
  • Rapid Fire (1989) as Eddy Williams
  • The Lost Platoon - Hayden (1991)
  • Television/Misc.

  • You Bet Your Life - episode - #9.15 - Himself (1959)
  • Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - episode - #2.3 - Himself (1968)
  • Hollywood Greats - episode - John Wayne - Himself (1984)
  • John Wayne's The Alamo - Video Documentary Short - Himself (1992)
  • The Making of The Quiet Man - Video Documentary Short - Himself (1992)
  • The Making of Sands of Iwo Jima' - Video Documentary Short - Himself (1993)
  • The 12th Annual Golden Boot Awards - TV movie - Himself (1993)
  • Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick - Documentary - Himself (1995)
  • E! True Hollywood Story - episode - James Bacon: Hollywood Confidential - Himself (1999)
  • References

    Michael Wayne Wikipedia

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