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Josephine Marcus (probably born in Brooklyn, New York in 1861; dead on December 20, 1944) was a dancer who became better known as the wife of Wyatt Earp. Her birthdate or place was never exactly known; some records show that she may have been born in Brooklyn in 1861, but this has never been proven. For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Death is the cessation of physical life in a living organism, or the state of the organism after that event. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (March 19, 1848–January 13, 1929), was a Teamster, sometime buffalo hunter, officer of the law, gambler, and saloon-keeper in the Wild West and the U.S. mining frontier from California to Alaska. ...


Marcus and her family moved to San Francisco when she was very young. Marcus wanted to become an actress, so, at the age of eighteen, she and her friend Dora Hirsh escaped to join a theatrical company, where the two girls were hired as dancers. Nickname: The City by the Bay Official website: http://www. ... By name List of female movie actors (A-K) (A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K) List of female movie actors (L-Z) (L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z) By country List of Indian actresses By category... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ...


As members of Paulina Markham's travelling theater company, Marcus and Hirsh travelled all over Arizona. Records show that the Markham group tour reached Tombstone in December of 1879, after which they headed out for Prescott. While on their way north to Prescott, Josephine Marcus met Johnny Behan, who was by then a Yavapai County sheriff, and who was on the same route, following the trails of three fugitive robbers. Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 6th 295,254 km² 500 km 645 km 0. ... Tombstone in year 1891 Tombstone is a city located in Cochise County, Arizona, USA, founded in 1879 in what was then the Arizona Territory. ... Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Prescott Gurley Street in 1918 Prescott by night Prescott is a city located in Yavapai County, Arizona, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 33,938. ... Johnny Behan (c. ... Yavapai County is located in the center of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Sheriff is both a political and a legal office held under English common law, Scots law or U.S. common law, or the person who holds such office. ... This article is about someone fleeing from legal custody. ...


Marcus caused quite a stir in Behan's heart, and he left the persecution to spend time getting to know the girl he had fallen in love with. The heart and lungs (from an older edition of Grays Anatomy) The heart (Latin cor) is a hollow, muscular organ in vertebrates that pumps blood through the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions, or a similar structure in annelids, mollusks, and arthropods. ... A cartoonish version of the heart, a frequent modern symbol of love Love has several different meanings in the English language, from something that gives a little pleasure (I loved that meal) to something one would die for (patriotism, pair-bonding). ...


Soon after, Marcus became homesick and returned to San Francisco. Johnny Behan followed her, to ask her to marry him. But Marcus declined, and he returned to Arizona. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


Marcus, however, soon changed her mind and returned to Tombstone, where she lived with a lawyer for some time, while working as a homemaker for Behan and his ten year old son. This version of her return has been quite disputed, as some believe that she was really living with Behan all along after her return to Tombstone. A lawyer is a person who advises clients in legal matters and represents them in courts of law and in other forms of dispute resolution. ... A homemaker is a person whose prime occupation is to care for their family and/or home. ...


Johnny Behan saw other women behind Marcus' back; this was well known by Marcus. She wrote a letter to her father, who sent her 300 dollars so she could return to San Francisco. Marcus instead was convinced by Behan to use the money to build a house for the couple and Behan's children, and "Josie", as she was known to friends and family, pawned a diamond ring to help raise money to construct the house, deciding to stay in Tombstone instead of returning to California. The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ...


In 1881, Behan became involved in a romantic relationship with another woman, and Marcus then left him for good, becoming enamored instead of Wyatt Earp. Behan suffered public embarrassment because of this: in Tombstone, everyone thought that Marcus and Behan were legally married, and her breakup from him and her arrival into Wyatt's life were publicized by the "Tombstone Epitaph", a leading newspaper of the day that still continues to run monthly. 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Image of a nude woman on the Pioneer plaque sent to outer space. ...


This was one of the first events that led to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Numerous other events sparked the feud between Behan and Earp. Newspaper coverage of the fight. ...


On October 26, 1881, Josephine Marcus was at her home when she heard the sound of gunshots. Unknown to her, the O.K. Corral gunfight would take place on that day, as it had been planned without her knowledge. October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 66 days remaining. ... 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Josephine got on a wagon and was transported to the gunfight scene. To her great relief, she saw Wyatt standing. By 1882, Josephine Marcus had adopted the name of Josephine Earp. The couple left Tombstone that year. They hunted for gold through various states, ran horse races in San Diego and ended up operating saloons in Alaska. A wagon (in old British English waggon) is a wheeled vehicle, ordinarily with four wheels, usually pulled by an animal such as a horse, mule or ox, which was used for transport of heavy goods in the past. ... 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 nugget The horse (Equus caballus or Equus ferus caballus) is a sizeable ungulate mammal, one of ten modern species of the genus Equus. ... Nickname: Americas Finest City Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 1st 663,267 mi² / 1 717 854 km² 808 mi / 1300 km 1,479 mi / 2380 km 13. ...


The Earps became gamblers during this era of their lives. Josephine Earp became friends with millionaire Lucky Baldwin, from whom she got some money in return for jewellery. Eventually, she would give almost all of her jewellry to Baldwin in exchange for gambling money. Gambling has had many different meanings depending on the cultural and historical context in which it is used. ... Comedian Joan Rivers wearing bracelets, necklaces, and rings on the cover of a book about her jewellery collection. ...


One biographer, Stuart Lake, learned that the Earps were hostile to each other during their relationship when he went to collaborate with Wyatt on Wyatt's autobiography. Wyatt Earp became critically ill in 1928; he passed away in 1929, and the book was released shortly after. There were many negative things said about Josephine Earp in this book, and she tried to change the book's script, causing the writer to become bothered by her insistence on having the book rewritten. Stuart Lake is situated 60 km north of Vanderhoof, British Columbia, Canada. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Lake knew many secrets that Josephine Earp did not want to be public knowledge, such as the fact that she had worked as a prostitute while in Tombstone, and that Wyatt Earp had abandoned his commonlaw wife Mattie Blaylock Earp when he fell in love with Josephine. Mattie Earp died of a laudanum overdose in 1888. In 1930, Josephine Earp travelled to Boston, Massachusetts, to try to convince the publisher to stop the release of the book. Prostitution is the sale of sexual services. ... Laudanum is an alcoholic tincture of opium, sometimes sweetened with sugar and also called wine of opium. ... 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Motto: Official website: www. ...


In 1939, Josephine, then 79, tried to stop 20th Century Fox from making a film based on the book, a movie which would have been called "Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal". She almost succeeded; but the movie was later released, under her condition that her husband's name be removed from the title, as "Frontier Marshal". 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 20th Century Fox logo Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ...


Josephine Earp spent her last years in Los Angeles, where she suffered a bout with depression and other diseases. One of her few consolations towards the end of her life was the correspondence she kept with Albert Behan, Johnny Behan's son, whom she had grown to love like a son. Nickname: City of Angels Official website: http://www. ... Clinical depression is a state of sadness or melancholia that has advanced to the point of being disruptive to an individuals social functioning and/or activities of daily living. ...


In Los Angeles, she became friends with many stars, including Cecil B. DeMille and Gary Cooper, and she received part of the money made by Stuart Lake's book about her husband as well as from the 20th Century Fox production. Cecil Blount DeMille (August 12, 1881 - January 21, 1959) was one of the most successful filmmakers during the first half of the 20th century. ... Gary Cooper and Eleanor Roosevelt (right), in 1950 Gary Cooper (May 7, 1901 - May 13, 1961) was an American film actor of British heritage, whose career spanned from the 1920s up until the year of his death. ...


She was buried next to Wyatt Earp at the Hills of Eternity cemetery in Colma, California. Graves at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York A cemetery is a place (usually an enclosed area of land) in which dead bodies are buried. ... Colma is a small town in San Mateo County, California, at the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula next to Daly City and South San Francisco. ...


 
 

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