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John Wayne doing the Jitterbug in the Movie Fighting Seabees with Adele Mara

Stage Name

Birth Name

John Wayne Marion Robert (Michael) Morrison

       John Wayne was a actor, not a dancer who appeared in nearly 250 movies, many of epic proportions. Wayne did have a few scenes in his films that had him dancing.

    In the Fighting Sea Bees he did a amusing "Jitterbug" scene ( He looked lost in the whole scene) with Adele Mara (Born Adelaide Delgado in 1925) who posed as Twinkles Tucker, the World Champion Jitterbug Dancer.

Wayne and Mara in the Fighting Seabees  

Birth Place

Birth Date



Winterset, Iowa 5/26/1907 - 6/11/1979 Josephine Saenz (1933) None
            Esperanza Baur (1946) <Michael, Patrick, Toni, Melinda
            Pilar Wayne (1954) <Aissa, Ethan, Marissa

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Ballroom Adele Mara   n/a

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1926 - Bardelys the Magnificent n/a n/a
1929 - Words and Music            
1931 - Girls demand Excitement            
$1944 - Fighting Sea Bees ( DVD)            
1945 - Flame of the Barbary Coast            
The Sands of Iwo Jima