|Michael Anthony Morrison|
|Born||Michael Anthony Morrison
November 23, 1934
|Died||April 2, 2003
Burbank, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Heart failure complication attributed to lupus|
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)|
|Other names||Michael A. Wayne|
|Known for||Producing several of John Wayne films|
|Spouse(s)||Gretchen Wayne (1958 – April 2, 2003) (his death)|
|Children||Christopher, Alicia, Josephine, Maria and Teresa.|
Josephine Alicia Saenz
|Relatives||Brother Patrick Wayne
Half-brother Ethan Wayne
Michael Anthony Morrison (November 23, 1934 – April 2, 2003) was an American film producer and actor, and the eldest son of legendary Hollywood actor John Wayne and his first wife, Josephine Alicia Saenz.
Michael began his film career as a production assistant on the set of the John Ford film The Quiet Man in 1951. He joined his father's film production company, Batjac Productions, for Alamo (1960) and became line producer for McLintock! (1963) and producer on many other John Wayne vehicles including Big Jake (1971) and Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973).
Michael, who developed the reputation of being a good businessman, served on the board of the Motion Picture & Television Fund and was The John Wayne Foundation's president and chairman of the board. He also was founder and chairman of the board of the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center.
Michael and his wife, Gretchen, had five children, son Christopher, daughters Alicia, Josephine, Maria, and Teresa. He died at the age of 68 of heart failure as the result of complications from lupus erythematosus, just two months before his mother's death.
- The Quiet Man (1952) (uncredited) as Teenage boy at races
- The Conqueror (1956) (uncredited) as Mongol guard
- The Alamo (1960) Associate Producer
- McLintock! (1963) Producer
- Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) Co-Producer
- The Green Berets (1968) Producer
- Chisum (1970) Executive Producer
- Big Jake (1971) Producer
- The Train Robbers (1973) Producer
- Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973) Producer
- McQ (1974) Executive Producer
- Brannigan (1975) Executive Producer
- Rapid Fire (1989) as Eddy Williams
- Goldberg, Melissa. – Obituaries: Michael Wayne; Film producer, eldest son of John Wayne. – Variety. – April 3, 2003
- Michael Wayne (I) – Biography. – IMDb.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Michael Wayne.|
- Michael Wayne at the Internet Movie Database
- The New York Times
- The John Wayne Cancer Institute