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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It was local firemen at the firehouse that was on his way to school in Glendale who started calling him "Big Duke" because he never went anywhere without his huge Airedale
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Hello Karl, John Wayne was born May 26th, 1907 in Winterset, Iowa as Marion Robert Morrison. When his brother was born, the name Robert was given to him. Duke's name was changed to
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