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Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp

Portrayed by: Kurt Russell

Suggested by: Wyatt Earp


Wyatt Earp arrives in Tombstone, Arizona with the plan of going into private business with his older and younger brothers, Virgil and Morgan. Shortly after his arrival, he buys into the Oriental Saloon and sets up shop at the Faro table. It is while at the faro table that he has a run-in with a drunken Ike Clanton, who accuses him of helping Doc Holliday clean him out. This is the start of trouble with the Cowboys, of whom Ike is a member. It is also at the Oriental that he has his first encounter with Josephine Marcus, but he spurns her advances.

Wyatt has continued run-ins with the Cowboys as both his brothers become peace officers in an effort to bring some order to the lawless town. Wyatt has an encounter with Josephine Marcus while out horseback riding. This along with his partner, Mattie's laudinum addiction drives that relationship apart. Following the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, the Cowboys gun for the Earps which results in the murder of Morgan Earp and the permanant injury to Virgil's arm.

While Virgil and the women leave with Morgan's body, Wyatt and Doc Holliday stay behind to exact revenge. After tracking down many of the Cowboys, Wyatt and Curly Bill Brocius face off during a gunbattle with Brocius coming up on the losing end. Soon after, new Cowboy leader Johnny Ringo sets up a private showdown with Wyatt, but Doc Holliday gets there first and kills Ringo. Wyatt continues to call on his friend Holliday in a sanitarium until he dies from tuberculosis. Before he dies, Holliday tells Wyatt to go find Josephine Marcus, which Wyatt does in Denver, Colorado.


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