Shortly after graduating with a dental degree, Doc began work as a dentist in the office of Dr. Arthur C. Ford in Atlanta, Georgia. It wasn’t long after starting his practice that he came down with tuberculosis, the same disease that claimed his mother and brother.
Doc Holliday Quotes and Sayings – Page 1 “My hypocrisy only goes so far.” “It appears my hypocrisy knows no bounds.” “If I thought you weren’t my friend, I just don’t think I could bear it.” “Nonsense, I have not yet begun to defile myself.”
In 1875, Dallas police arrested Holliday for participating in a shootout. Thereafter, the once upstanding doctor began drifting between the booming Wild West towns of Denver, Cheyenne, Deadwood, and Dodge City, making his living at card tables and aggravating his tuberculosis with heavy drinking and late nights.
The manner of Ringo’s demise remains something of a mystery. Some believed, however, that he had been murdered either by his drinking friend Frank “Buckskin” Leslie or a young gambler named “Johnny-Behind-the-Deuce.” To complicate matters further, Wyatt Earp later claimed that he had killed Ringo .
As he lay dying , Holliday is reported to have asked the nurse attending him for a shot of whiskey. When she told him no, he looked at his bootless feet, amused. The nurses said that his last words were , “This is funny.” He always figured he would be killed someday with his boots on.
August 29, 2015 at 8:04 pm. Doc saying” your a Daisy if you do ” is him saying, if you challenge me, your going to die and then push up daisies or as others have said, fertilize the daisy . When he shot Johnny Ringo above his left eye, he said “come on, come on” That was to tease and antagonize him.
‘Although he sometimes drank three quarts of whiskey a day, he was the most skillful gambler, and the nerviest, fastest , deadliest man with a six- gun I ever saw.
Who’s Your Favorite Movie Doc Holliday? Victor Mature (My Darling Clementine) Kirk Douglas (Gunfight at the O.K. Corral) Arthur Kennedy (Cheyenne Autumn) Jason Robards (Hour of the Gun) Stacey Keach (Doc) Val Kilmer (Tombstone) Dennis Quaid ( Wyatt Earp ) other.
John Wesley Hardin was easily the deadliest gunfighter of all time and one of the darkest characters in the Old West. He was a kind of a guy who will shoot first and ask questions later. This American outlaw and gunfighter claimed to have killed 42 men though the newspapers attributed only 27 killings.
He is called an alcoholic by several writers. There is another side, however, to their claims. His common-law companion, Kate Elder, reportedly said this about his alcohol intake: “He was not a drunkard. He always had a bottle of whiskey but never drank habitually.
As many of our readers know, “Doc” Holliday was a professional gambler who worked the saloon and gambling halls of the cattle and mining towns of the Western Frontier between 1873 and 1887. What readers might not know was that Holliday also suffered from debilitating pain caused by chronic tuberculosis (TB ) infection.
In the 1993 movie Tombstone, Doc Holliday (portrayed by actor Val Kilmer) is depicted as a good guy at heart, helping Wyatt Earp to keep order and law in the dangerous old west town of Tombstone, Arizona. As is the case with Earp, there is a mound of evidence that the real Doc Holliday wasn’t nearly so squeaky clean.
Eventually, Jimmy is ambushed by a young man and fatally shot. With his dying words, Jimmy warns his killer that he will now face the same kind of miserable existence Jimmy had to endure, with an endless number of other young guns looking to be known as the killer of the man who killed Jimmy Ringo .
Kilmer’s Doc carries an ivory-gripped, nickelplated Model 1877 Colt Lightning / Thunderer double-action revolver in a shoulder holster as his first weapon of choice. He also carries an ivory-gripped Colt Single Action Army model in a hip holster.