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    Born on May 26, 1907 in Winterset, Iowa

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True Grit (1969)

John Wayne as "Rooster Cogburn"

After hired hand Tom Chaney (Jeff Corey) murders the father of 14-year-old Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), she seeks vengeance and hires U.S. Marshal "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), a man of "true grit," to track Chaney into Indian territory. As the two begin their pursuit, a Texas Ranger, La Boeuf (Glen Campbell), joins the manhunt in hopes of capturing Chaney for the murder of a Texas senator and collecting a substantial reward. The three clash on their quest of bringing to justice the same man.

Academy Award (1969) Won Best Actor
Golden Globe (1969) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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