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Earp, Wyatt

Lived in Tombstone

Arrested for murder in Tombstone

Wyatt Earp, c.1881, around the time of the famous gunfight.

(Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp, 1848.03.19-1929.01.13)  Deputy marshal.

Wyatt Earp arrived in Tombstone in 1879 with his two brothers, Virgil and Morgan.  Just two years later, on October 26, 1881, they and Doc Holiday would take on cowboys Tom and Frank McLaury, and Ike and Billy Clanton in the famous "gun fight at the OK Corral."  Following the fight, which actually took place on Fremont Street and not at the corral, Frank McLaury and Billy Clanton lay mortally wounded.  The unarmed Ike Clanton escaped injury when he ran off at the start of the shooting.  Doc, Virgil and Morgan were all wounded, but not seriously.  Wyatt was uninjured.

Wyatt and Doc were charged with murder, and just 3 weeks later they were brought to trial.  Thanks to a Justice Court Magistrate who was a friend of Wyatt and the unsavory reputation of the Clantons and McLaury's, there was found to be insufficient cause to bind them over for trial and they were released.

Eddy, Duane

Lived in Phoenix

(1938.03.26-    )  Guitarist, composer.

When Duane Eddy arrived in Phoenix as a teen in 1955, he had been playing a guitar for a dozen years.  Local disc jockey and promoter Lee Hazlewood saw a future for the boy with the twangy red Gretsch guitar and teemed up with him.  Hazelwood had Eddy and his band on a weekly Saturday night radio show on KCKY in Coolidge.  In 1957 they appeared on "The Hit Parade" hosted by Ray Odom on Phoenix television station KTVK.

Eden, Barbara

Born in Tucson

Lived in Tucson

(Barbara Jean Moorhead, 1916.08.23-    )  Actor.

Barbara Eden is best know for her role as the genie in I Dream of Genie which ran from 1965 to 1970.  Some of the success of the series must be attributed to the curvaceous Genie's scanty dress, which because of the NBC censors did not include revealing her belly button.

Barbara Eden was born in Tucson, but moved to San Francisco where she was a cheerleader at Abraham Lincoln High School.

Ehrlichman, John D.

Imprisoned near Safford

(1925.03.20-1999.02.14)  Aide to President Richard Nixon, felon, author.

The former domestic advisor to President Nixon entered the federal prison camp near Safford on October 28, 1976, to begin serving his 2-1/2 to 8-year sentence for his participation in the Watergate cover-up. 

Elam, Jack

Born in Miami

Lived in Phoenix

Graduated from Phoenix Union High School

(1916.12.13-2003.10.20)  Actor.

Even if you don't recognize the name, you would probably recognize the face.  Elam is the character actor distinguished by a grizzled appearance and a wandering eye.  His left eye was left sightless from a childhood fight. 

Engvall, Bill

Grew up in Winslow

Bill Engvall
Bill Engvall, 2010.

(1957.07.27-    )  Comic.

Long before Bill got his big break and appeared with Johnny Carson on NBC's Tonight Show, or won won the American Comedy Awards Male Comic of the Year (1992), he was home in Winslow watching Wallace & Ladmo.  Every few months, the family would drive down to the big city of Phoenix to stay at the Kon-Tiki motel at Van Buren and 24th Street.

Espinoza, Louie

Lives in Chandler

(1962.05.12-    )  Boxer.

Louie Espinoza became Arizona's first world champion boxer when he won the World Boxing Association (WBA) junior featherweight title in 1987.  In his professional career, he had 52 wins, 12 losses, and 2 draws.


Lives in Phoenix area

(Stephen Paul, 1948-    )  Guitarist.

Esteban grew up as Stephen, one of four children of a Pittsburgh steelworker.  He majored in music and English at Carnegie Mellon University, and went on to study under guitar maestro Andres Segovia in Spain.  Unable to pronounce "Stephen," Segovia called him the Spanish equivalent which eventually became his stage name. 

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