Did radiation kill the cast of 'The Conqueror'?
Did radioactive fallout kill off the cast and crew of a Hollywood movie?
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Hollywood legend John Wayne died 40 years ago, succumbing to cancer aged 72. In 1954 he worked on a film called 'The Conqueror,' which was filmed on location near the US government's atomic testing range. By 1980 according to People magazine, 91 of the cast and crew had contracted cancer. Of these, 46 had died of the disease, including Wayne himself. A sad coincidence? Or did radioactive fallout succeed in nearly killing 100 people involved in the production of a Hollywood movie?
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