Stalin sent assassins to kill John Wayne
Posted 02 April 2010 - 03:42 PM
Why Stalin loved Tarzan and wanted John Wayne shot - Telegraph
Posted 02 April 2010 - 05:27 PM
Posted 02 April 2010 - 05:37 PM
Assassins were supposedly sent to LA but failed to kill Wayne before Stalin's death. When Khrushchev met "Duke" in 1958,
he told him "that was the decision of Stalin in his last mad years. I rescinded the order."
That must of been some meeting when "The Duke" heard that from Khrushchev.
I found more info on this
"John Wayne - The man behind the myth" by British writer and actor Michael Munn says there were several attempts in the late 1940s and early 1950s to kill the man known to audiences around the world as "Duke."
In the first attempt, two Russian assassins posing as FBI agents tried to kill Wayne -- born Marion Morrison on May 26, 1907 -- in his office at Warner Brothers studios in Hollywood.
But the plot was uncovered and the would-be killers captured, the book says, citing several sources including director Orson Welles.
Joseph Stalin ordered the KGB to assassinate John Wayne because he considered his anti-communist rhetoric a threat to the Soviet Union, according to a new biography of the film star based on interviews with Wayne's close associates and the movie legend Orson Welles.
Edited by Spaniard, 02 April 2010 - 05:58 PM.
run out of Ammo, and will be at the Merci
from the One who still carries as back up a
34" Warrior Wakizashi Knife!
Posted 02 April 2010 - 08:46 PM
Now, if he were Pres........................
Posted 02 April 2010 - 10:36 PM
Posted 02 April 2010 - 11:27 PM
My money would be on Wayne EVERY time! The Red Army is not big enough.
Posted 03 April 2010 - 12:34 AM
Nikita Khrushchev Goes to Hollywood | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine
Posted 03 April 2010 - 02:11 AM
Little did Stlain realize Genghis Khan would have gotten him.
Posted 03 April 2010 - 02:48 AM
John Wayne: The Man Behind the Myth - Google Books
The Duke was no doubt flattered that two of the biggest mass murderers of the last century took such a singular dislike to him.
Edited by JeffinMNUSA, 03 April 2010 - 02:59 AM.
Posted 03 April 2010 - 07:26 AM
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