In later years, Foy told of an altercation over a girl with fellow actor Charles Chaplin, who was drunkenly taking pot-shots at Foy. The gunfire awakened Wyatt Earp, who disarmed the actor and sent both the players home to sleep it off. Foy is also rumored to have been in Tombstone, Arizona in October 1881 appearing at the local theatre when the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral occurred on the 26th of that month.Amusing and I'm thinking this would make a fun short story--the annoyed lawman, the drunken Tramp, and the outcome.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Foy, Chaplin, and Earp
I was doing some research on 19th century actor Eddie Foy when I ran across a tidbit about Foy, Charlie Chaplin, and Wyatt Earp in Wikipedia. This was new to me: