En: John Wayne
May 16, 1907 - June 11, 1979
He was a Freemason, a Master Mason in Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 56 F&AM, in Tucson, Arizona. He became a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and later joined the Al Malaikah Shrine Temple in Los Angeles. He became a member of the York Rite
Source: Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon
Born Marion Morrison, "The Duke" appeared or starred in over 200 films in his fifty-year career, winning an Oscar for "True Grit," in 1969. Remembered for his definition of the American individualist of a mythical wild west, he came to represent America to several generations of movie-goers.
A Member of Glendale DeMolay Chapter during his high school days, Duke was also a freemason, like his father before him, receiving his Craft degrees in July 1970 in Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 56, Tucson, Arizona. A Senior DeMolay, he was also awarded the DeMolay Legion of Honor in 1970. In December of that year, he joined the York Rite Bodies in California and became a Shriner in Al Malaikah Shrine Temple.
- Initiated : July 9, 1970
- Passed : July 10, 1970
- Raised : July 11, 1970
- Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/biography/wayne_j/wayne_j.html
- Masonic Actors, Musicians and Screen Writers http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/masonicmuseum/masonic_actors_and_screen_writer.htm
- Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wayne