- Excerpt from WALTER SCOTT'S PERSONALITY
- By Walter Scott
- Parade Magazine, 1972
- Q. Was Wyatt Earp really the West's most honorable
U.S. marshal, as history has made him out to be? --S.L.
Hardly. Earp was a notorious liar, bully and con man, and no
record exists proving he ever wore a badge. He was described
as "the filth of Tombstone" in 1882 after he and others
murdered three men in the gunfight at the OK Corral, which they
instigated to silence rumors about a stagecoach holdup in which
Earp was said to have participated.
- Q. Did actor peter Duel, who comitted suicide last
December, leave much of an estage? --J.O.
- A. The
star of "Alias Smith and Jones," 31, left an estate
valued at $70,000 to his parents. Girlfriend Diane Ray, who was
with him at the time of his death, will get some of his home
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