How did John Wayne get the nickname "Duke"?

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John Wayne born Marion Michael Morrison, got his nickname 'The Duke' from his family pet dog.
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John Wayne's nickname kinda matched his good looks. The Wayne family had a pooch named 'Duke', and that's where the nickname originated.
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he got the nickname because a friend at school gave it to him.
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It's possible that the term could have originated from Sir John Harrington. Sir John Harrington, godson to Queen Elizabeth, set about making a "necessary" for his godmother
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