The Duke and Dollor

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John Wayne may or may not have liked horses, but he did have a favorite in his later years.

The sorrel gelding was called Dollor—no “a”–and it was owned by Dick Webb Movie Productions.  But Duke liked the horse so much that he signed an exclusive movie rights contract with the company.  Dollor was featured in  Big JakeThe CowboysTrue Grit, Rooster CogburnChisum, The Train Robbers and The Shootist (where it was even mentioned by real name).

Dollor died at the age of 27 in 1995, and reportedly was stuffed.

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