HOLLIDAY, Doc

(1851–1887)
   John Henry (Doc) Holliday was a gunfighter and friend of Wyatt Earp and his brothers. As portrayed in Western movies, the basic elements of Doc’s story usually have him as a dentist who came West due to his poor health. He is dying of tuberculosis and in most films has a tell-tale cough. His relationship with Wyatt is usually stormy, but they remain friends to the end. His girl is Big Nose Kate, or sometimes Katie Elder (though not the Katie Elder of The Sons of Katie Elder [1965]). He usually is associated with the Earps in Dodge City, Kansas; Fort Griffith, Texas; and Tombstone, Arizona, where he helps the Earps defeat the Clanton gang at a shootout at the O.K. Corral. Important films featuring Doc Holliday include John Ford’s My Darling Clementine (1946), John Sturges’s Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), Tombstone (1993), and Kevin Costner’s Wyatt Earp (1994).

Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Cinema. . 2012.

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  • Holliday, Doc — orig. John Henry Holliday (baptized March 21, 1852, Griffin, Ga., U.S. died Nov. 8, 1887, Glenwood Springs, Colo.) U.S. gambler and gunman. After graduating from dental school in 1872, he moved to the drier climate of the West to help treat his… …   Universalium

  • Holliday, Doc — orig. John Henry Holliday (bautizado 21 mar. 1852, Griffin, Ga., EE.UU.–8 nov. 1887, Glenwood Springs, Col.). Jugador de juegos de azar y pistolero estadounidense. Se tituló de dentista en 1872 y se trasladó al clima más seco del oeste para… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Doc Holliday — Portrait supposé de Doc Holliday Nom de naissance John Henry Doc Holliday Naissance …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Doc Holliday — [Doc Holliday] (1852–87) a dentist who gambled and often fought with guns in the American ↑Wild West. He was born John Henry Holliday in ↑Georgia and moved west in the 1870s for his health. He helped Wyatt Earp and his brothers in the famou …   Useful english dictionary

  • Doc Holliday — This article is about the American historical figure. For other uses, see Doc Holliday (disambiguation). Doc Holliday Born John Henry Holliday August 14, 1851 Griffin, Georgia, U.S …   Wikipedia

  • doc — /dok/, n. Informal. 1. doctor. 2. a casual, impersonal term of address used to a man. [1845 50; by shortening] * * * (as used in expressions) Papa Doc Holliday Doc Watson Doc Viet Nam Doc Lap Dong Minh Hoi * * * …   Universalium

  • DOC — See Department of Commerce. * * * (as used in expressions) Papa Doc Holliday Doc Watson Doc Viet Nam Doc Lap Dong Minh Hoi * * * …   Universalium

  • Doc — (as used in expressions) Papa Doc Holliday, Doc Vietnam Doc Lap Dong Minh Hoi Watson, Doc …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Doc Holliday — in Tombstone, um 1882 John Henry Holliday (* 14. August 1851 oder Anfang 1852 in Griffin, Georgia; † 8. November 1887 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado), bekannt unter seinem Spitznamen Doc Holliday, war einer der berühmtesten Revolverhelden des… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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