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  • COURTESY BISHOP MUSEUM
    Duke Kahanamoku wore many hats in his film career, including a Native American headdress while portraying a Sioux chief in the 1925 release “The Pony Express”.
  • COURTESY BISHOP MUSEUM
    Duke Kahanamoku wore many hats in his film career, including a North African character.
  • COURTESY BISHOP MUSEUM
    He appeared with Anita Stewart in 1925’s “Never the Twain Shall Meet.” Kahanamoku played Polynesian chief Ua Nuke in the 1948 feature “Wake of the Red Witch” with John Wayne. The two Dukes hit it off, historian DeSoto Brown says.
  • COURTESY BISHOP MUSEUM
    He appeared with Anita Stewart in 1925’s “Never the Twain Shall Meet.” Kahanamoku played Polynesian chief Ua Nuke in the 1948 feature “Wake of the Red Witch” with John Wayne. The two Dukes hit it off, historian DeSoto Brown says.

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