A 60-shot look at Old West lawmen and the actors who've portrayed them
Of all places, Wyatt Earp died in Los Angeles on January 13, 1929
The American Wild West has proved a fertile backdrop for a host of Hollywood movies, and the stars of many have been the real-life lawmen that rode tall in the saddle defending an untamed frontier from assorted outlaws and lowlifes. Indeed, these are the men that inspired the Western genre of film—and a roll call of actors who ended up portraying some of most legendary law enforcement figures in Old West history.
Click through the following gallery for a 60-shot look at these gunslingers with a badge and the actors who've portrayed them.
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