Actress Drew Barrymore’s great grandfather has an Old West tie. Maurice Barrymore led a theater troupe into Marshall, TX in 1879. He and two associates were dining in the White House Saloon on the evening of March 19 when they were accosted by a drunken railroad man named Jim Currie. When Barrymore protested, Currie proceeded to kill one of the actors and put a bullet in Barrymore’s chest.
Barrymore somehow survived to act for another 20 years. Jim Currie—who apparently had important connections–was acquitted on grounds of temporary insanity.