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Bat Masterson


Old traditional western lawman and gambler who became well-known being a sports reporter for the brand new York Morning hours Telegraph. In his teenagers, he and his two brothers still left home to be buffalo hunters. The exaggerated accounts of his Crazy West exploits could be blamed on the useful joke. His brothers had been lawmen Adam and Ed Masterson. The fictionalized film accounts of his lifestyle starred Gene Barry.

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Full Name Bat Masterson
Date Of Birth November 26, 1854
Died October 25, 1921, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Henryville, Canada
Profession Journalist
Spouse Emma Walter
Parents Thomas Masterson, Catherine McGurk
Siblings Ed Masterson, James Masterson
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement In Film Editing
Star Sign Sagittarius

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1When he left the lawman business and became a sportswriter in New York, he was known for wearing a derby. It became the inspiration for the famed "Brown Derby" restaurant in Hollywood.
2Renowned as one of the fastest draws and deadliest shots in the West. However, unlike the character portrayed in the Bat Masterson (1958) TV series, he was not noted as a particularly snazzy dresser.



Jeffries-Sharkey Contest1899DocumentaryHimself - Audience member (uncredited)

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