David Wayne

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Wayne (left) in the movie As Young as You Feel, 1951

David Wayne (born Wayne James McMeekan January 30, 1914 – February 9, 1995) was an American television, voice, stage, and movie actor. He acted for nearly 50 years. He starred with famous actors such as Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Debbie Reynolds, Celeste Holm, Katherine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Spencer Tracy. He has appeared in nearly 100 movies. He won the first Tony Award for his role in the stage production of Finian's Rainbow.[1]

Wayne was born Wayne James McMeekan in Traverse City, Michigan on January 20, 1914. He was raised in Bloomingdale, Michigan. Wayne was married to Jane Gordon from 1941 until her death in 1993. They had two children. Wayne died on February 9, 1995 in his home in Santa Monica, California from lung cancer. He was 81 years old. His remains were cremated.

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Wayne (right) with Karl Malden (left), October 1975
Wayne in 1949
Wayne with Ann Sheridan, 1950
  • Portrait of Jennie (1948)
  • Adam's Rib (1949)
  • The Reformer and the Redhead (1950)
  • Stella (1950)
  • My Blue Heaven (1950)
  • Up Front (1951)
  • M (1951)
  • As Young as You Feel (1951)
  • With a Song in My Heart (1952)
  • Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952)
  • We're Not Married! (1952)
  • O. Henry's Full House (1952)
  • The I Don't Care Girl (1953)
  • Tonight We Sing (1953)
  • Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1953)
  • How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
  • Hell and High Water (1954)
  • The Tender Trap (1955)
  • The Naked Hills (1956)
  • The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
  • The Sad Sack (1957)
  • The Last Angry Man (1959)
  • The Big Gamble (1961)
  • The Andromeda Strain (1971)
  • The African Elephant (1971) (documentary) (narrator)
  • Huckleberry Finn (1974)
  • The Front Page (1974)
  • Tubby the Tuba (1975) (voice)
  • The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)
  • A Place to Be (1979) (documentary) (narrator)
  • The Prize Fighter (1979)
  • Finders Keepers (1984)
  • The Survivalist (1987)
  • The Fence (1994)

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