Western outlaw and hero, who was shot dead at age twenty-one by sheriff Pat Garrett.
He earned his stay at a local hotel by working there.
His lithe, well-dressed image and his young death contributed to his status as a legend of the American West.
It was said that his mother was a jovial, lively woman who baked pies and took guests in, in order to make ends meet.
Paul Newman starred in the film biography of him.