Earp, Wyatt

Earp, Wyatt

(1848–1929) law officer and gunfighter of American West. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 819]

Earp, Wyatt

(1848–1929) U.S. cowboy, lawman, and gunfighter. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 819]
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Finally, the closing voice-over, delivered by Mitchum, speaks of Earp's last years in Hollywood and the pallbearers at his funeral, including Tom Mix (another, wholly different kind of Western legend) who "wept openly." At the end of Wyatt Earp, Wyatt and Josie (Joanna Going), on a boat bound for Alaska, encounter a young man who tells the story of his uncle, whom Wyatt Earp saved in what appears to be a very dramatic way, true to the Earp legend.