David Wayne Overview:

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).

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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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Amanda Bonner: Now, you look here, Kip. I'm fighting my prejudices, but it's clear that you're behaving like a, like a - well, I'd hate to put it this way - like a *man*.
Kip Lurie: You watch your language.


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.


Adam Bonner: What do you want around here anyway?
Kip Lurie: As if you didn't already know.
[looks at Amanda]


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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).

Twin daughters Susan Wayne Kearney and Melinda Wayne. Son Timothy, deceased.

Three of his biggest roles on Broadway -- Og in "Finian's Rainbow," Ensign Pulver in "Mister Roberts" and Sakini in "The Teahouse of the August Moon" --were handed to other actors when they transferred to film: Tommy Steele, Jack Lemmon and Marlon Brando, respectively.

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