Judge Roy Scream
The name Judge Roy Scream refers to 19th century Justice of the Peace Judge Roy Bean. Bean, who lived from 1825 to 1905, called himself "The Law West of the Pecos". Bean became famous thanks to a 1956 television series and a 1972 movie The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean staring Paul Newman and Ned Beatty. Both the TV show and the movie were fictionalized and had little to do with the actual history of the Judge.
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