On January 13, 1929, today 90 years ago, former Wild West lawyer Wyatt Earp died in Los Angeles. He was 80 years old.
Earp was born in Illinois and led a nomadic border life. In Dodge City, Kansas, he served as Assistant Marshal, and he participated in the celebrated shootout in O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.
Earp ended his days in California and told his story to author Stuart Lake, whose book "Wyatt Earp Frontier Marshal" appeared two years after Earp's death.
The book is not strictly accurate and has a Wyatt Earp legend that has grown over the years.
A television series, "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp," loosely based on his life, ran from 1955 to 1961 with Hugh O & # 39; Brien in the title role:
He has been screened several times, including the 1994 film "Wyatt Earp" starring Kevin Costner as Wyatt and Dennis Quaid as his sniper colleague Doc Holliday.
Although Wyatt Earp is exaggerated, even though his frontier achievements may have a place in our popular culture.
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