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Did John Wayne have cancer during the filming of The Shootist?

Did John Wayne have cancer during the filming of The Shootist?

Contrary to popular belief, John Wayne did not have cancer when he made this film. His entire left lung and several ribs had been removed in surgery on September 17, 1964, and in 1969 he was declared cancer-free. An interviewer asked Ron Howard if John Wayne had given him any tips on acting.

How long after the movie The Shootist did John Wayne die?

In 1976, Wayne starred in Don Siegel’s The Shootist. It was Wayne’s final cinematic role, whose main character, J. B. Books, was dying of cancer, to which Wayne himself succumbed three years later.

What year was John Waynes last movie?

1976
Wayne’s final film, The Shootist (1976), in which he portrays an aging gunfighter who is dying of cancer, was praised by many as his best western since Rio Bravo. This role was a poignant screen farewell for an actor who himself would succumb to cancer three years later.

Did Lauren Bacall like John Wayne?

Bacall died in 2014. But in a 2007 interview, she joked that she didn’t think and Wayne would be friends. Bacall was a staunch liberal Democrat and Wayne was a well-known conservative Republican. “Duke Wayne and I got along really well, considering that we didn’t agree about anything!” she said then.

Where was the movie Shootist filmed?

Carson City
The film’s expansive outdoor scenes were filmed on location in Carson City. Bond Rogers’ boarding house is the 1914 Krebs-Peterson House, located in Carson City’s historic residential district. The buggy ride was shot at Washoe Lake State Park, in the Washoe Valley, between Reno and Carson City.

Was the movie Blood Alley based on a true story?

Production. The film’s screenplay was written by Albert Sidney Fleischman, based on his novel, and was produced by Wayne’s Batjac Productions. The real Blood Alley was located in Shanghai, where Fleischman had visited as a sailor on the USS Albert T. Harris (DE-447).