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Actor, David Wayne, was born Wayne James McMeekan on Jan 30, 1914 in Traverse City, MI. Wayne died at the age of 81 on Feb 9, 1995 in Santa Monica, CA and was cremated and his ashes given to family or friend.

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appeared in four films with Marilyn Monroe (more than any other actor).

By Dawn Sample on Apr 30, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

As Young as You Feel (1951). Is a comedy film starring Monty Woolley, Thelma Ritter, and , with Marilyn Monroe in a small role. Sixty-five-year-old John Hodges must retire from Acme Printing. He decides to impersonate the president of the parent company and arrives at his old plant on an... Read full article


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David Wayne Quotes:

Kip Lurie: Well, good luck tomorrow, Amanda. I'm on your side, I guess you know that. You've got me so convinced, I may even go out and become a woman. Goodnight.
[leaves]
Adam Bonner: And he wouldn't have far to go, either.
Amanda Bonner: Shh!
Adam Bonner: What's a matter?
Kip Lurie: [steps back into the kitchen and whispers] He can hear you.


Andrew 'Andy' Rockton Hale: What's the matter, you yellow or something?
Arthur 'Artie' Colner Maxwell: Yellow? If I had wheels I'd be a taxi cab.


Arthur 'Artie' Colner Maxwell: For what possible reason could a sensible man get mixed up with a girl like that?
Leon: I can think of a couple.
Arthur 'Artie' Colner Maxwell: Outside of that.


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David Wayne Facts
Rejected by the army he volunteered as an ambulance driver for the British in North Africa; after the U.S joined the war he served in the US Army.

He displayed his musical talents as co star to Judy Garland on her 1955 TV Special. Singing and dancing, he took Fred Astaire's part with Judy in the reenactment of the "Couple Of Swells" segment from "Easter Parade"(1948).

In 1947, the first year that Broadway's Tony Awards were presented, he won the Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) Award for "Finian's Rainbow." He subsequently won a second Tony in 1954 as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "The Teahouse of the August Moon," and was also nominated in 1968 as Best Actor (Musical) for "The Happy Time."

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