The real Doc Holliday
(1851-1887) was a Georgia dentist who, after a long process with
much history in between, became a badass of the western U.S. Most notably, Doc Holliday
for the death of Tom McLaury and possibly others in the Gunfight
"at" the O.K. Corral. He and Wyatt Earp, along with
Earp's brothers Virgil
and Morgan, engaged in a thirty second gunfight
in Tombstone, Arizona on 10/26/1881. Three men, Tom McLaury, Frank McLaury, and Billy Clanton were killed. The Earps and Holliday
left alive, but in ensuing
events, Morgan Earp was shot dead, leading to a vendetta by Wyatt Earp. He was joined by Holliday
and the two have become
legends of the west.
Their story was featured in several movies, including:
Tombstone, Wyatt Earp, Gunfight
at the O.K. Corral.
died of tuberculosis in Colorado in November, 1887.