Doc Holliday Biography

John Henry "Doc" Holliday was an American gambler, gunfighter, and dentist of the American Old West who is remembered for his friendship with Wyatt Earp and his involvement in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

As a young man, Holliday earned a D.D.S. degree from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery and set up a dental practice in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1873, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis, the same disease that had claimed his mother when he was 15. He moved to the American Southwest in hopes that the climate would prolong his life. Taking up gambling as a profession, he subsequently acquired a reputation as a deadly gunman. During his travels, he met and became a good friend of Wyatt Earp and his brothers. In 1880, he moved to Tombstone, Arizona, and participated alongside the Earps in the famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

The gunfight did not occur at the O.K. Corral, but in a vacant lot owned by C. S. Fly, located between the C. S. Fly photography studio and the Harwood house along Fremont Street. This did not settle matters between the two sides, and Holliday was embroiled in more shootouts and killings. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Doc Holliday
Full Name:
John Henry Holliday
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Dentist, Gunfighter
Date of Birth:
August 14, 1851
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
November 8, 1887
Age at Death:
36
Cause of Death:
Tuberculosis
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