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Johnny Ringo
Johnny Ringo
AKA John Peters Ringgold
Born: May 3, 1850
Died: July 13, 1882


Character in Tombstone Portrayed by: Michael Biehn

Johnny Ringo as portrayed in Tombstone plays up most of the legendary myths that have largely been dispelled. Starting off, Johnny Ringo never shot a Mexican priest. Although, he was Curly Bill Brocius' chief lieutenant for a time. He did have a well-known run-in with Doc Holliday, although whether Latin was quoted by either of them doubtful. Ringo was actually in California when the famous gunfight at O.K. Corral took place on October 26, 1881. When he returned to Tombstone is unknown, but some do suspect that he was behind the shooting of Virgil Earp on December 28, 1881.

Ringo had another run-in with Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp in February 1882 over their charges that he was behind Virgil's shooting. In March 1882, Morgan Earp was fatally shot, though Ringo was again suspected, but denied it. Soon after Curly Bill Brocius disappeared, but rather than take over leadership of the Cowboys, Ringo again left for California in April. He returned in May, but quickly left for Mexico when he found that Wyatt Earp was still out for vengence. Ringo again returned to Tombstone in July 1882, but it was not long before he was found sitting between some trees dead from a single gunshot wound to the head. Largely considered a suicide, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday claimed to have killed him and staged the suicide scene. It is from Wyatt and Doc's unproven claim that the film derived its ending for Johnny Ringo.


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