Today, we want to remember the birthday of one of the "top" classic actors to play on the silver screen: John Wayne. He is one of those actors that almost everybody knows by name and seen at least one of his films. The Hollywood western was taken to "Grade A" thanks to him and his starring role in the film classic, Stagecoach (1939). He played everything from a cowboy to a boxer to an engineer to a pilot --- and he mastered them all!
Thanks to him, we have this fabulous rendition of America: Why I Love Her. Once heard it's unforgettable. In his films he was a "man of few words," but those that he did say endeared him to the whole nation. Happy Birthday, Mr. Wayne!